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Posted: 05 December 2012 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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I found this address in my searches who claims to be Grand Lodge of Iran. I wondered if it is a reliable connection to the Iranian Lodge in exile or not.
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https://www.facebook.com/events/357490714340031/

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Posted: 05 December 2012 06:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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You can check with the Iranian Scottish Rite (In Exile), based in Los Angeles, CAL.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 06:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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cemab4y - 05 December 2012 06:18 AM

You can check with the Iranian Scottish Rite (In Exile), based in Los Angeles, CAL.

How ??!!!
they don’t answer Emails and other means of communication is not reliable for me.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 06:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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It would seem that you are not thinking this through properly. If you, as your profile says, are actually in Tehran they are not going to respond to your emails are they? There is a very good reason why the Grand Lodge is in exile.

You will probably either have to send it a letter (P.O. Box 25017 Los Angeles, CA 90025 USA) or wait until you are actually in Los Angeles in person to make contact.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 07:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Mike Martin - 05 December 2012 06:57 AM

It would seem that you are not thinking this through properly. If you, as your profile says, are actually in Tehran they are not going to respond to your emails are they? There is a very good reason why the Grand Lodge is in exile.

You will probably either have to send it a letter or wait until you are actually in Los Angeles in person to make contact.

I know that BUT you did not understand that the fact that there could be a chance for me to find a mason who has some friends in IRANIAN lodges encouraged me to open this topic. Mentioned person is capable of helping me by asking this question from a reliable person of Iranian lodge in exile who he knows. If “you are not thinking this through properly” means that you are not capable of helping me in this way let me wait to see if I can find some one who does. But if you are 100% sure that it is not possible to find such a guy here, let me know then I will close this topic.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I can only refer you back to what was explained to you some six months ago.

Please refer to : http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/6026/

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Posted: 05 December 2012 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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NIKITAK - 05 December 2012 07:19 AM
Mike Martin - 05 December 2012 06:57 AM

It would seem that you are not thinking this through properly. If you, as your profile says, are actually in Tehran they are not going to respond to your emails are they? There is a very good reason why the Grand Lodge is in exile.

You will probably either have to send it a letter or wait until you are actually in Los Angeles in person to make contact.

I know that BUT you did not understand that the fact that there could be a chance for me to find a mason who has some friends in IRANIAN lodges encouraged me to open this topic. Mentioned person is capable of helping me by asking this question from a reliable person of Iranian lodge in exile who he knows. If “you are not thinking this through properly” means that you are not capable of helping me in this way let me wait to see if I can find some one who does. But if you are 100% sure that it is not possible to find such a guy here, let me know then I will close this topic.

I think you’re missing the point that Mike is getting at; if there is a member of the Grand Lodge currently living in Tehran, they are not about to tell you; that would only put his freedom/life at risk .. after all, if the roles were reversed and you suddenly discovered that your name had been given to someone who just emailed in, would you appreciate your life being put at risk??

Remember - we only have your word you are who you say you are; for all we know (and the GL we’re discussing), you could be doing this to entrap .. don’t you agree?  I’m not saying you are you understand, just trying to explain why you’re unlikely to get a reply to your email.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Richard George - 05 December 2012 08:05 AM
NIKITAK - 05 December 2012 07:19 AM
Mike Martin - 05 December 2012 06:57 AM

It would seem that you are not thinking this through properly. If you, as your profile says, are actually in Tehran they are not going to respond to your emails are they? There is a very good reason why the Grand Lodge is in exile.

You will probably either have to send it a letter or wait until you are actually in Los Angeles in person to make contact.

I know that BUT you did not understand that the fact that there could be a chance for me to find a mason who has some friends in IRANIAN lodges encouraged me to open this topic. Mentioned person is capable of helping me by asking this question from a reliable person of Iranian lodge in exile who he knows. If “you are not thinking this through properly” means that you are not capable of helping me in this way let me wait to see if I can find some one who does. But if you are 100% sure that it is not possible to find such a guy here, let me know then I will close this topic.

I think you’re missing the point that Mike is getting at; if there is a member of the Grand Lodge currently living in Tehran, they are not about to tell you; that would only put his freedom/life at risk .. after all, if the roles were reversed and you suddenly discovered that your name had been given to someone who just emailed in, would you appreciate your life being put at risk??

Remember - we only have your word you are who you say you are; for all we know (and the GL we’re discussing), you could be doing this to entrap .. don’t you agree?  I’m not saying you are you understand, just trying to explain why you’re unlikely to get a reply to your email.

You did not understand my question at all.

I Said I found this address in my searches who claims to be Grand Lodge of Iran. I wondered if it is a reliable connection to the Iranian Lodge in exile or not.
the address is

https://www.facebook.com/events/357490714340031/

Means that:
I faced a situation as follows:
1. There is a public webpage in face book
2. this “public page” claims that it is connected to the Grand Lodge of Iran in exile

This situation caused me to try to understand whether this webpage Belongs to the Grand Lodge of Iran in Exile or not

Did I mean some one give me a name? NO
Did I mean some one find me an Iranian free mason to talk with me in this matter? NO
Did I mean to introduce me to an Iranian free mason? No

WHAT DID I exactly requested?
Being informed by a mason (not necessarily Iranian) that this webpage belongs officially to Iranian Lodge in exile or not.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Hi Nikitak, I looked at the facebook page that you referenced, and it appears that it is merely a page for an event (one that I believe already took place) in October.

The Grand Lodge in Exile is based in California, but as far as I know, they don’t usually meet there.  I was there when they met in Boston a few years ago.  It looks like this event on Facebook might merely be a registration of one of their events, although I’m not sure why they would go through the trouble as it looks like nobody responded.

If you’re trying to contact them from Iran, you’re probably going to face difficulty. 

My guess is that this Facebook event was probably created by a member of the Grand Lodge of Iran in Exile for some small regional meeting, but it is probably not “owned” by the GL of Iran in Exile so to speak.

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Posted: 06 December 2012 04:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Dan Madore - 05 December 2012 08:53 AM

Hi Nikitak, I looked at the facebook page that you referenced, and it appears that it is merely a page for an event (one that I believe already took place) in October.

The Grand Lodge in Exile is based in California, but as far as I know, they don’t usually meet there.  I was there when they met in Boston a few years ago.  It looks like this event on Facebook might merely be a registration of one of their events, although I’m not sure why they would go through the trouble as it looks like nobody responded.

If you’re trying to contact them from Iran, you’re probably going to face difficulty. 

My guess is that this Facebook event was probably created by a member of the Grand Lodge of Iran in Exile for some small regional meeting, but it is probably not “owned” by the GL of Iran in Exile so to speak.

Many Many thanks for your reasonable response Dan Madore. As a matter of fact I’m not trying to contact them cause as we talked before it may cause danger for both. I just surprised when I saw the link.

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Posted: 06 December 2012 04:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Nikitak; looks like I misunderstood what you were after .. particularly as you stated “they don’t reply to emails”.

Glad you’ve got your answer.

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Posted: 23 February 2017 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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That event which took place in San Diego was an official semi-annual Grand Lodge of Iran in Excile meeting. They held it once here in San Diego. I attended it. It was a very rewarding experience.

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