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 Council.

Sovereign Chapters

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.

Sovereign Councils

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.

About the Far East

The Far East is an English term mostly describing East Asia (including the Russian Far East) and Southeast 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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