Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in Ruse, Bulgaria, a delegation from the Sf. Gheorghe No. 98 Lodge from Giurgiu (W.Bro. Adrian Penciu – W.M and Expert Inspector for Bucharest, W.Bro. Aurel Ciumberică – P.W.M., Bro. Florian Nicolae – Orator and Bro. Valentin Mihăilă – Master), on the invitation of the Brethren of The Star of the Balkans No.17 Lodge, participated in the Festive Ritual meeting on the occasion of the 134th Anniversary since the Kindling of The Lights in the Ruse.
Members of several Lodges in Ruse and from the whole of Bulgaria attended the meeting. A special treatment was reserved for the delegation of the Sf. Gheorghe Lodge, because the twinning between the two Lodges is known and recognized on both sides of the Danube.
The meeting unfolded after the Ritual of those times, provided by the Ritualistic Commission of the N.G.L.R., by the contribution of masons from Giurgiu. The Ritual was then translated into the Bulgarian.
The Kindling of The Lights in Ruse, 134 Years ago, was achieved with the support of the Romanian Brethren, a fact appreciated by the W.M. of Steaua Balcanilor No. 17 Lodge, W.Bro. Branco Sotirov and, to our joy, by the Pro Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Bulgaria, R.W.Bro. Ilya Dimitrov.
As a sign of appreciation of Romanian Masonry, Bulgarian Brethren proceeded to a triple battery, followed by acclamation.
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