ΣΕΠΤΗ ΣΤΟΑ ΠΕΡΣΕΑΣ Αρ.14
On the 20th day of February 2017 a petition requesting the formation of a new English Speaking Lodge under the Grand Lodge of Cyprus, to meet in the Capital of the Republic, that will further Masonic Education for the Good of Humanity in general, was presented to the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Cyprus M.W.Bro Petros Mahallepis by the Honorary Grand Master of Cyprus M.W.Bro Panayiotis Ioannou which was duly signed by the following petitioners:
From the Grand Lodge of Cyprus:
M.W. Bro. Panayiotis Ioannou Hon GM
R.W. Bro. Savvas K. Pilacoutas PSGW
R.W. Bro. Evdoros Myriantheus PGIG
W.Bro Marios Poufos
Bro. Zarko Popovic
Bro. Christos Christodoulou
R.W. Bro. George C. Roditis Dep GM
R.W. Bro. Costas Agrotis G Sec
W.Bro. Constantinos A. Michaelides
Bro. Iacovos A. Zavallis
Bro. Pavlos Fokas
Bro Paul. Phedonos
From the District Grand Lodge of Cyprus:
W.Bro. Manoug P. Megerditchian PDGJW
W.Bro. Dr. Panos Stavrinos PDSGD
W.Bro. Andreas Arkadiou PDStB
W. Bro. Marco K. Constantinou PDGPurs
Bro. Dr. Nicolas Stylianides
W.Bro. Dr. Costas P. Sotiriou PGSuptWks
W.Bro. Xenophon Xenophontos PDJGD
W.Bro. Andreas. Stavrinides PDStB
W.Bro. Demetrios Savva
Bro. Yannis A. P. Constantinides
Upon the request of the Grand Lodge, a meeting of the founding members was held on the 26th day of April 2017 in the presence of the Deputy Grand Master R.W.Bro. George Roditis and the Grand Secretary R.W.Bro. Costas Agrotis, whereby elections for the first officers were held.
The first Worshipful Master Elect of the New Lodge was W.Bro. Dr. Panos Stavrinos already three terms Past Master of St. Georges Lodge 3135 E.C. and twice Past Z of St. Paul’s Chapter No. 2277 E.C.
The Senior Warden Elect was W.Bro. Demetrios Savva and the Junior Warden Elect was W.Bro. Andreas Arkadiou. The rest of the officers were elected and the list of Officers was sent to the Grand Lodge for approval.
The name “Perseas” was inspired by Bro. Iacovos A. Zavallis, a long standing Mason of over 50 years and upon the approval of the Brethren and that of the Grand Lodge, the Number 14 was assigned to this Lodge.
The logo of the Lodge was designed by the Grand Secretary R.W.Bro. Costas Agrotis.
Furthermore, it was agreed that the New Lodge will hold six meetings per Masonic year, in the months of October, November, January, February, March and May on the 4th Wednesday of each month. According to the Rules of the Grand Lodge of Cyprus the term of each Administration would be for two consecutive years.
After this meeting, preparations started for the formation of this New Lodge. The Regalia, New Banner, Tracing Boards, Working Tools, Wands, Columns and other Lodge Equipment were purchased, newly produced or donated.
The Lodge was consecrated in due form on the 27th day of June 2017 by the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Cyprus, M.W.Bro. Petros Mahallepis, assisted by Deputy Grand Master R.W. Bro. George Roditis acting as installing Senior Warden and Grand Senior Warden R.W.Bro. Christis Christodoulou acting as installing Junior Warden in the presence of 44 Master Masons.
During the first meeting of the Lodge, Bro. Iacovos A. Zavallis gave the first Masonic Lecture with subject “Perseas in Greek Mythology and Masonic Sybolism”.
After the Ceremony a well-attended and joyful Festive Board followed, accompanied with Wives and Friends.