Tomorrow my motherlodge, St John’s lodge Hafnia (the Latin name for Copenhagen) opens the Masonic year by installing its new Worshipful Master (not a very good translation of his actual title), or rather: He installs himself into the Chair. This piece of Swedish Rite ritual is once again quite different from most other systems. The Rite is very hierarchical, and a WM can hold the Chair for many years – up to eight. So, as can be surmised, it is a pretty big deal and not something that happens every year. The Grand Master of the Order will be present, and I am certain I am missing out on a wonderful evening. But that’s the way it is – the price for my little adventure.
I wish the new Master of the Chair all the best for his term of office, and a bright future for Hafnia.