Details of the Sovereign Chapters and Councils of the A&ASR in the Far East
The Supreme Council for Thirty-Third and Last Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Scotland and
the Dominions and
Dependencies of the British Crown and other Parts of the World oversees the twenty nine Degrees of the Scottish Rite.
The Province of the Far East
The Province of the Far East consists of two 18° Degree Sovereign Chapters and the
one 30° Degree Sovereign
Phoenix No. 17
- Formed on 21 December 1894
Meets in Zetland Hall Kennedv Road. Hong Kong, on the fourth Tuesday in
February, March, October and November.
The Installation takes place during the February meeting.
Hong Kong No. 240
- Formed on 1 July 1998
Meets at Zetland Hall. 1 Kennedy Road, Hong Kong, China. on third
Monday in June, July and fourth Monday in August.
The Installation takes place during the June meeting.
Robert Lindsay No. 30
- Formed on 1 December 1966
Meets in Zetland Hall, Kennedy Road, Hong Kong, on first Friday in
March, July and November.
The Installation takes place during the March meeting.
(1 Sovereign Council 30° and 2 Sovereign Chapters 18°,
Deputy V∴Ill∴Bro. John L. Morris 33°)
It is with great pleasure that I submit my Annual Report for the year
under review. The Sovereign Council and Chapters in the Province of the
Far East have once again enjoyed a very successful year. I attended all
the meetings held during the year and am pleased to report that the
ritual has continued to be of a very high standard much to the benefit
of the candidates.
It was particularly heartening to see virtually full attendances by the
Office-bearers as well as fine turn outs by members. On the
administration side the Province has once again been well served by the
Provincial Secretary, Ill∴Bro. Michael B. Broom 31°, and the
Treasurers of the Sovereign Chapters.
As over the previous few years, close contact has continued with our
Sister Constitution and in particular with my counter-part, V∴Ill∴Bro.
Paul R. Whitmore 33°, the Inspector General for Hong Kong, resulting in
us or our representatives attending each other's installation ceremonies
and ensuring that cross visits at regular meetings have been maintained.
All in all it has been a very fruitful and successful year due, in no
small way, to the zealous and wholehearted support of the members of
Finally, on behalf of the Province of the Far East I send greetings to
the M∴P∴Sovereign Grand Commander and all members of Supreme Council. I
would also like to express my appreciation to the very efficient
assistance given by the Grand Secretary General and his staff.
About the Far East
The Far East is an English term mostly describing East Asia (including
the Russian Far East) and South East Asia, with South Asia sometimes
also included for economic and cultural reasons.
The term came into use in European geopolitical discourse in the 19th
century, denoting East Asia as the "farthest" of the three "easts",
beyond the Near East and the Middle East.
From the 1960s onward, terms like East Asia and the Orient had become more
common. East Asia remains the common term for the region today.
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