Danish Order of Freemasons

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The Danish Order of Freemasons
Danish Order of Freemasons (Den Danske Frimurerorden) - logo.png
Coat of arms of the Danish Order of Freemasons, made in the 2010s and based on the previous one from 1974
Latin motto ULTOREM ULCISCITUR ULTOR[1]
Constituted 16 November 1858; 159 years ago (1858-11-16)[2]
Jurisdiction Denmark
Location Blegdamsvej 23
2100 Copenhagen

Denmark
Coordinates 55°41′51.34″N 12°34′22.91″E / 55.6975944°N 12.5730306°E / 55.6975944; 12.5730306Coordinates: 55°41′51.34″N 12°34′22.91″E / 55.6975944°N 12.5730306°E / 55.6975944; 12.5730306
Grand Master Walter Schwartz[3]
Website www.ddfo.dk (in Danish)

The Danish Order of Freemasons (Danish: Den Danske Frimurerorden, abbr.: DDFO), in English also known as the Grand Lodge of Denmark, is a governing body of some Masonic Lodges in Denmark. The Danish Order of Freemasons was founded on 16 November 1858.[2]

The Danish Order of Freemasons has 89 Lodges all working in accordance with the rituals of the Swedish Rite and all requiring members be baptised in the Christian faith. The order has approximately 8,000 members.[4][5]

Affiliated to the Danish Order of Freemasons are two Masonic organisations, both of which have their own Lodges and do not require members be baptised in the Christian faith: The Ancient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Denmark (Danish: Det Danske Frimurerlaug af Gamle Frie & Antagne Murere) has 41 Lodges practising the rituals of the Emulation Rite, while the Saint John's Lodge Association (Danish: Johanneslogeforbundet af Gamle, Frie og Antagne Murere) has 3 Lodges practising the rituals of the Schröder Rite.[citation needed] Members of the Danish Order of Freemasons, the Ancient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Denmark, and the Saint John's Lodge Association have mutual visiting privileges. Since the Ancient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Denmark and the Saint John's Lodge Association only work three craft degrees, their members may be invited to join the Danish Order of Freemasons with respect to its higher degrees.[citation needed]

The building owned by the Danish Order of Freemasons is located on Blegdamsvej in Copenhagen's Østerbro district, Denmark. The building was designed by Danish architect Holger Rasmussen and was built between 1 May 1923 and 12 October 1927. The cornerstone was laid on 3 June 1924 by Christian X of Denmark. The building has 13,515 square metres of floor space and approximately 335 rooms. It is 19.5 metres tall and has six main floors, two of which are below ground. The two columns by the main entrance are 16 metres tall and weigh 72 tons each. During the later part of the Second World War the building was occupied and was used as headquarters by the Schalburg Corps.

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  1. ^ Kjeldsen, Jørgen, ed. (1992). I Guld og Himmelblåt – Frimureriet i Danmark gennem 250 år (in Danish). Copenhagen, Denmark: Den Danske Frimurerorden / Nyt Nordisk Forlag. p. 71. ISBN 87-17-06379-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Kjeldsen, Jørgen, ed. (1992). I Guld og Himmelblåt – Frimureriet i Danmark gennem 250 år (in Danish). Copenhagen, Denmark: Den Danske Frimurerorden / Nyt Nordisk Forlag. ISBN 87-17-06379-5. 
  3. ^ "Frimurerlogen savner medlemmer fra kongehuset". B.T. (in Danish). 24 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "Den Danske Frimurerorden". Den Store Danske (in Danish). Gyldendal. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  5. ^ Christensen, Hans (1 October 2016). "Frimurerne – hvad laver de?". Nordjyske (in Danish). Retrieved 13 June 2018. 

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