VISIT TO LUXEMBOURG FROM MAY 3 TO MAY 5 / 2019
Following a formal invitation by the Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Sovereign Grand Commander (SGC), Ill:.Bro:.NIKOLAOS KILAKOS 33rd, and the Grand Representative of the Supreme Council for Greece in the Supreme Council for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Ill:. Bro:.VASSILIOS KALENTZIS 33rd, attended from May 3rd to May 5th the Annual Events in Luxembourg, which included the Re-Installation of the SGC,Ill:. Bro:.Victor Gillen 33rd, as well as the Admission of the New Grand Officers in the Supreme Council coupled with a meeting in the 4th Degree.
Representatives of the Supreme Councils for Germany, Belgium, Greece, Austria, and the Ivory Coast attended the Event.
On the afternoon of Friday, May3rd, the SGC, Ill:. Bro:.VictorGillen 33rd, warmly welcomed the Delegations at the Masonic Hall where they exchanged views regarding issues of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite.
The following day, Saturday, May 4th the Re-Installation of the SGC,Ill:. Bro:.VictorGillen 33rd as well as the admission of New Grand Officers in the Supreme Council took place.
Thereafter, a meeting in the 4th Degree headed by the SGC,Ill:. Bro:.VictorGillen 33rd took place where the main item of the Agenda was a lecture delivered by the Grand Orator.
The lecturer mentioned the Parable of the Talents according to Matthew’s Gospel, in which a wealthy man on his departure on a distant journey, called three of his loyal workers to manage his property during his absence.
He gave five talents to the first one, two talents to the second one while the third one received one talent. Upon his return, the first two had doubled the fortune to ten and four talents respectively, while the third one, having hid the talent safely, he delivered it exactly as he had received it.
The first two of them were invited to participate in the joy of his House while he drove away the last lazy and coward servant. The hidden meaning – making a correlation to the dual sense of the talent as an asset and talent with which nature endows man – is what use people make of in life and, thus, the Freemasons with their Labour and what kind of fruit they produce with the goods and the skills with which they are endowed.
A Festive Board followed where the SGC, Ill :.Bro:.NIKOLAOS KILAKOS 33rd, addressing himself to the SGC, Ill:. Bro:.VictorGillen 33rd, he expressed his special pleasure in attending these Events.
Finally, he warmly thanked the SGC, Ill:. Bro:. Victor Gillen 33rd, for the honorary invitation and the cordial and warm hospitality, and offered him, on behalf of the Supreme Council of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite for Greece, as a commemorative gift, the Acropolis Museum Guide.