Hierohania & Chronological Facts of
Mizraim - Memphis

SUMMATION CHRONOLOGICAL FACT INDEX.

  • 1782 The Misraim Rite functions in the Greek island Zante [Zakynthos] according to preserved documents      
  • 1796 The Misraim Rite functions in Venice according to preserved documents.    
  • 1801 Filalete Abraham brings over the Misraim Rite in Venice.      
  • 1839 Establishment of Memphis Rite in Paris by Etienne Marconis.    
  • 1848 Arousal of Misraim Rite at the same time with the Venetian Republic promulgation (Rite had been reposed in the meantime).      
  • 1856 Establishment of a Sovereign Council in Alexandria with title “Great Orient of Egypt”. The Inauguration Charter by Marconis, gives all forces for the Sovereign Sanctum establishment. Grand Master is Marquis Joseph de Beauregard.
  • 1862 The Memphis Rite is absorbed by the Great Orient, Marconis abdicates while Joseph de Beauregard don’t concede his abdication nor the shrunk of the Degrees which misapplied in France.      
  • 1865 A new arousal of Misraim Rite (Rite has been reposed in the meantime).  
  • 1867 The Misraim Rite repose once again. Full of legality and in hand of the Grand Master Prince Halim Pascia, is formatted a Sovereign Sanctum as a Sovereign Provenance of Memphis Rite. The Sovereign Sanctum of France is resolving.    
  • 1868 Death of Marconis.        
  • 1869 Right after the Grand Master’s exile, the Memphis Rite reposes.      
  • 1870 The Great Orient of Egypt arouses by S.A.Zola.    
  • 1874 S.A.Zola takes Marconi’s place as a Grand Hierophant.
  • 1876 Constitution of a Grand Symbolic Rite, the National Grand Rite of Egypt. S.A.Zola on the 25th of October assigned the 95° 96° degrees to Giuseppe Garibaldi by nominating him as Grand Master d’onore ad vitam of the Sovereign Sanctum of Egypt. On the 15th of November the Great Orient of Egypt testaments to Salvatore Sottile, Grand Master of the Great Orient of Palermo, a Sovereign General Council commendation chart for the administration of Memphis Rite in Italy and in Palermo’s dale.
  • 1877 The National Grand Lodge of Egypt is independently established by giving rein to the Great Oriental of Egypt, which began the administration of all Memphis Rite symbolic degrees.
  • 1880 The Sovereign Sanctum of Egypt reposes. All Workshops continue operations in the Grand Secret Temple.        
  • 1881 Right after the Giuseppe Garibaldi’s election as a Global Grand Hierophant of the Sovereign Sanctum of United States, of England and Ireland, of Italy and Romania, Egypt crowned his legitimacy.  
  • 1883 S.A.Zola condescends and entitles as a heir, Ferdinando Francesco degli Oddi.
  • 1890 Salvatore Sottile arouses Memphis Rite in Palermo and establishes as a Grand Master of Sovereign Sanctum for Italy.
  • 1900 Salvatore Mortorana establishes as a Grand Master of Sovereign Sanctum for Italy. Ferdinando Francesco degli Oddi is widely conceded as Grand Hierophant by the Grand Sanctums of United States, of England and Ireland, of Romania, Italy, Spain and Egypt.      
  • 1901 Paolo Figlia establishes as a Grand Master of Sovereign Sanctum of Italy.      
  • 1903 Benedetto Trigona establishes as a Grand Master of Sovereign Sanctum of Italy.      
  • 1906 The Memphis Rite reposes.      
  • 1921 Three Patriarchs, Giuseppe Sullirao, Giovanni Sottile and Reginald Gambier Mac Bean, aroused Memphis Rite in Palermo. Reginald Gambier Mac Bean establishes as a Grand Master of Sovereign Sanctum for Italy and for semi colonial territories.  
  • 1923 Reginald Gambier Mac Bean passes all his powers to Marco Egidio Allegri via diploma.    
  • 1925 Because of Fascist government's laws in Italy, which prohibit Masonry, Egidio Allegri reposes the Rite intentionally in order to be aroused in henceforth expedient time.
  • 1945 Egidio Allegri unify the two Rites and creates the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Misraim and Memphis, establishes the Sovereign Grand Sanctuary of Adriatic (Superum), the Sovereign Mystic Temple, the Grand Consistorium of 30° 90° degrees and the Sovereign Peristyle of Orphics.  
  • 1949 Egidio Allegri reposes the Rite (in the low level Chambers) and passed in the Eternal Great Pyramid. He chose Ottavio Ulderisco Zasio as his successor.    
  • 1966 Ottavio Ulderisco Zasio passed in the Eternal Grand Pyramid. He chose Gastone Ventura as his successor.      
  • 1971 Gastone Ventura arouses the Rite in all its Chambers.        
  • 1981 Gastone Ventura passed in the Eternal Great Pyramid. He chose Sebastiano Caracciolo as his successor.  Adjusts rituals and removed anything that is not understood.
  • Dec. 16-2007 The National Grand Master - National Grand Commander Triantafyllos Kotzamanis 33° 90° 96° passed in the Eternal Great Pyramid.
  • Apr. 4-2013     The Sovereign Grand General Hierophant - Sovereign Grand Master Sebastiano Caracciolo 33° 90° 97° passed in the Eternal Great Pyramid. No clear and legitimate successor was chosen and the Rite and Order was and is reserved by the Grand Conservators of the Rite 33° 90° 95. All Grand Conservators 33° 90° 95° may reawaken the Order and Rite to all the Chambers.

HIEROPHANY INDEX
  • Marc Bedarride | Caivillon | 1776-1846
  • Marconis de Nègre | Montauban | 1795-1868
  • Marco Egidio Allegri (Flamelicus)

Sovereign Grand General Hierophant, 1945-1949

Marco Egidio Allegri was a very important figure of Freemasonry and Martinism.

He was initiated into Martinism in 1914 (initiatic name Flamelicus). In 1919, he joined the Supreme Council of the Martinist Order. In 1929, being already a Freemason, he was arrested on charges of masonic propaganda (at the time Freemasonry was outlawed in Italy). After the war, he was elected Grand Master of the Martinist Order and was a member of the Grand Orient of Italy (it. Grande Oriente d'Italia) in which he advanced to the 33rd Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.

In 1924, he fully participated in the decision according to which the Martinist Order officially split from the Martinism of Jean Bricaud, who had violated the Declaration of Principles established by the first Sovereign Grand Council of the Martinist Order set up by Papus (Gerard Encausse) and other important individuals. (Jean Bricaud had tampered with the Rituals, moreover he had established as a rule that all Martinists should be Freemasons too and had declared Gnosticism as the official belief system of Martinism).

In 1923, Allegri became the Supreme Authority of the Misraim Rite of Venice and life-long, Grand Preserver of the Memphis Rite of Palermo. On 16th of May 1945, Allegri recreated the Sovereign General Council of the 90th and last degree of the Misraim Rite and the following day he merged it with the Secret Temple of the Patriarchs Princes of Memphis. That way, the Council was temporarily entrusted with the powers of the Sovereign Sanctuary of Italy for the Unified Rites of Misraim and Memphis (Sovereign World Council)

On 18th of May, he created, in perpetuity, the Orient of Venice,the Mother and Master Lodge “Osiris” (Universal Grand Lodge) and nominated the Officers bestowing upon them “the right, duty and acceptance of the Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts and Master Masons according to the Constitution of our Order and of Freemasonry”.

The creation of all Superior Chambers was followed, hence the Sovereign Grand Sanctuary of the Adriatic (Supreme Council and Highest Executive Body of the Rite) formed all the necessary Masonic Bodies for the complete function of the Rite whose Constitution and Regulations had been reformed in a conference of the Grand Working College of the Order and the Rite. A previous serious effort for the unification of all Italian Masonic bodies by Allegri had failed.

Allegri travelled in Africa, Persia and below the Equator in an effort to promulgate the ideas of esotericism.

He became the first Sovereign Grand General Hierophant, Sovereign Grand Master and in 1966 he nominated Ottavio Ulderico Zasio as the Grand Hierophant by inheritance. The title was then bestowed upon Gastone Ventura in 1966 in a similar manner and in 1981 to Sebastiano Caracciolo. In 4-4-2013 the Sovereign Grand General Hierophant - Sovereign Grand Master Sebastiano Caracciolo 33° 90° 97° passed in the Eternal Great Pyramid.  No clear and legitimate successor was chosen and the Rite and Order was and is reserved by the Grand Conservators of the Rite 33° 90° 95.

  • Ottavio Ulderico Zasio 
  • Gastone Ventura | 1906-1981
  • Sebastiano Caracciolo | -2013
  • Frater Ptah - 2021 to Present Zenith of U.S.A. of the Ancient and Sovereign Egyptian Rite of Mizraim - Memphis