The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts announced this week that Chronis G. Kalivas of East Dennis has been installed as Deputy Grand Master of the 21st Masonic District. Kalivas, a Master Mariner who served in the Hellenic Royal Navy, is a native of Athens Greece. He is the president of Trail and Sail, Inc. in Dennis.
Kalivas first joined the Masons in 1972 at the Bethesda Lodge in Watertown. He joined the Mount Horeb Lodge in Dennis in 1985 and served as the lodge's presiding officer in 1994-1995.
The 21st Masonic District is one of 32 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, each led by a District Deputy Grand Master. The Deputy Grand Masters answer directly to the presiding officer in the state, the Grand Master. This year, according to the Massachusetts Masons, Harvey John Waugh of Lynnfield has been installed for his second term. Waugh, the 88th Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, hand-picked Kalivas.
The 21st Masonic District includes six Masonic Lodges on Cape Cod: the Saint Martin's Lodge in Chatham, the Mount Horeb Lodge in Dennis, the Pilgrim Lodge in Harwich, the Universal Lodge in Orleans, King Hiram's Lodge in Provincetown and Adams Lodge in Wellfleet.
Chartered in 1733, the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts is the oldest Grand Lodge in the Western Hemisphere and the third oldest in the world.
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