Year of Light

Anno Lucis, in the Year of Light, is the epoch used in Masonic documents of the Symbolic Degrees. Between the creation of the world, according to sacred chronology, and the advent of Christ, 4000 years intervene; thus A. L. 2001 added to 4000 gives the Masonic year, 6001. The Masonic era commences with the creation of the world (Anno Mundi), or Masonically expressed, (Anno Lucis), year of light or year of the Lodge. — ( Genesis 1:1 )

See also Anno Lucis or Masonic Calendars

Biblical Reference

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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