Each year, a Festival takes place which is organised in turns by the member organisations in their own countries. Every Freemason belonging to a member organisation may attend the Festival (together with close family members or friends).


The program of the CATENA Festival usually consists of the following:


  • Welcome Reception
  • Annual General Meeting of the Curatorium on Thursday or Friday
  • Presentation of study themes
  • Presentation and discussions of the contributions to the annual study theme
  • Saint John's Ceremony (10) on Saturday
  • Closing Banquet on Saturday evening


An initiation ceremony or another special ceremony is often organised by the host for Sunday morning