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Aztec Lodge No. 22

The idea of founding Aztec Lodge No. 22 came twenty-two years before its creation. In 1918 a Spanish-user Lodge was crucial due to the historical-masonic context lived in such times; however, at that time, it could not be possible and had to pass around four decades to make it happen.​

In 1958 this idea came into reality; in the same year, the first Spanish-speaker Templar Commandery was founded "Teotihuacan No. 3" and four years before it had been chartered the first Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons oriented to Spanish speakers "Chapultepec No. 5", hence, the creation of Lodges which members could work in both Spanish and English was crucial to support the appendant bodies. 

Six former members of Mexico City Lodge No. 35, which used to work under the jurisdiction of the Gran Logia Valle de Mexico, decided to request their demit from such entity to be compliant with the regulations of the York Grand Lodge of Mexico F&A.M. for establishing a regular lodge which would work in Spanish. Some months after, those brothers were admitted and jointly with two members of Toltec Lodge No. 1 and Anahuac Lodge No. 3, respectively, set off the Aztec Lodge legacy.

On November 11, 1958, Aztec Lodge U.D. came to light, and four months after, it was accepted and awarded with its Charter Letter with the number 22.Armando Alcazar Remus was designed as the first Worshipful Master of the Lodge; he was introduced in the Craft in Edward Cook Lodge No. 1023 in Oak Park, Illinois, in the United States of America. 

From 1958 to 1968, Aztec Lodge No. 22 worked exclusively in English; however, on June 10th, 1868, as per instructions of the Grand Master, Aztec Lodge No. 22 had to switch its language to Spanish. This fact represented a historical event due the above-mentioned communication was the first meeting held in such language in the modern history of the York Grand Lodge of Mexico F.&A.M.

For sixty-three years, Aztec Lodge No. 22  has been tagged as a reference of regularity in the Masonic Mexican environment, a pioneer getting adapted to Mexican society's necessities being the first bilingual Lodge in Mexico. The constant study and looking for each of its members' personal success are the core of the Lodge. 

Despite being the youngest lodge of Mexico City, Aztec Lodge No. 22 has lived up to the standards, contributing with nine Grand Masters in the last ten years and several Grand Officers of the York Grand Lodge of Mexico F.&A.M.

 

 

 

 

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