About

Cosmopolitan

- the English speaking Freemason Lodge in Copenhagen

The Craft

The Danish Craft Masonry of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons.

 

The Cosmopolitan Lodge belongs to a larger network of lodges in Denmark. The name of this network is called "The Danish Craft Masonry of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons". Also reffered to as DDFL because of its original Danish name: "Det Danske Frimurerlaug af Gamle Frie og Antagne Murere".

 

DDFL has a close cooperation with another larger network of lodges in Denmark called "The Danish Order of Freemasons". Also referred to as DDFO because of its Danish name: "Den Danske Frimurerorden". By means of this cooperation and integration in this network our Cosmopolitan Lodge is considered a Regular Freemason Lodge by the Supreme Body of the United Grand Lodge of England. Note that DDFL accepts members from all religions while DDFO requires member to be Christian. Christian DDFL members can also obtain higher degrees within DDFO if they desire so.

About Our Lodge

Cosmopolitan Lodge, English speaking regular Freemason Lodge in Copenhagen

 

Cosmopolitan Lodge No. 850 was inaugurated on 31st of March in 2012 by a joint effort of multiple Danish speaking lodges: Tre Løver, Phoenix, De Tre Hamre, De Tre Søjler, Den Gyldne Kæde, Mod Lyset, Iver Huitfeldt, Lyset til de IX Hjerter, and Sct. Georg til Fidelita.

 

Up until today it is the only lodge in Denmark in which meetings are held in English. Cosmopolitan is also distinct from other lodges due to its member composition with people from different nationalities and cultures. Our meetings are held in a warm atmosphere of (global) brotherhood.

 

Meetings

The Lodge building is situated in the Frederiksberg municipality within Copenhagen. See our the Contact page for more info. Meetings are held at 7pm every second Wednesday in January, February, March, April, October, November and December. The yearly Installation meeting is held the third Saturday of September.

Freemasonry

The world's fraternity

 

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest fraternities. It is a society of men dealing with life’s spiritual values and who are trying to improve their moral behavior.

 

Freemasonry has a peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. By which its members are taught it precepts. Through a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides. Through a series of ritual events its members are being taught in the art of edifying themselves and become better, less selfish and more caring human beings.

 

For many years Freemasons have followed three great principles: Brotherly love, Relief and Truth.

  • Brotherly love: every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
  • Relief: Freemasons are taught to practice charity, and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and work as individuals.
  • Truth: Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aim to achieve them in their own lives.

Politics and Society

- how involved is freemasonry in politics?

 

Every member can have his own political opinion, alliances, and even be an active politician.

 

Though Regular Freemasonry itself is a non-political organization. The discussion of politics is therefore explicitely forbidden at the lodge.

 

Freemasonry further demands that each member respects the laws of the land, meaning the country in which he works and lives.

 

A Freemasons duty is not in conflict with his duties as being a citizen. Quite the opposite, Freemasonry encourages the fullfilment of ones public and private obligations.

Charity

- what kind of Charity?

 

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In adition, large sums are given to national and local charities.

Religion

- is freemasonry a religion?

 

Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitue for a religion. Its essential qualification open it to men of many religions and it expects them to continue to follow their own faith. Religion, just as politics, is not allowed to be discussed at the lodge.

 

Note that Cosmopolitan, as a DDFL lodge, allows members from various religions.

Secrecy

- is freemasonry a secret society?

 

The secrets of Freemasonry are concerned with its rituals. It is not a secret society, rather a society with some secrets.

 

Members are free to acknowledge their own membership and will do so in response to inquiries for respectable reasons. Its constitutions and rules are available to the public. There is no secret about any of its aims and principels. Like many other societies, it does regards some of its internal affairs as private matter for its members.

Cosmopolitan Lodge No. 850 - Smallegade 33 - 2000 Frederiksberg