1.1 Whereas Freemasonry is an ancient institution existing from time immemorial;
1.2 And Whereas in AL 5730, AD 1730 “Parfait Harmonie” Masonic Lodge was established in Malta;
1.3 And Whereas three Lodges of the Irish Constitution namely Leinster Lodge No. 387 and Abercorn Lodge No. 273 and Fenici Lodge No. 906 met on the 5th of September 2003 and resolved to form themselves into a Sovereign Grand Lodge;
1.4 And Whereas at a special meeting held on the 30th of June 2004 Count Roger of Normandy Lodge No. 9265 of the English Constitution did resolve to participate with the aforesaid Lodges in the formation of a Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta;
1.5 And Whereas Hospitaliers Lodge No. 931 of the Irish Constitution was Consecrated in Malta on the 27th of August 2004 and did at that time resolve to join the above mentioned Lodges in the formation of a Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta;
1.6 And Whereas the Grand Lodge of Ireland in consultation with the United Grand Lodge of England and the Grand Lodge of Scotland has acceded to our prayers and constituted the above mentioned Regular Lodges into a Grand Lodge on the 18th of November 2004;
1.7 Now Therefore are these five Regular Lodges namely Leinster and Abercorn and Fenici and Count Roger of Normandy and Hospitaliers whilst affirming the ancient landmarks of The Order and in pursuance of the principles of Grand Lodge recognition of regular Masonry now hereby established into the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Republic of Malta;
1.8 And Whereas The Sovereign Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Republic of Malta is an absolute sovereign Masonic body having inherent power and authority to form a CONSTITUTION as its fundamental law and subject only to the Ancient Landmarks of Freemasonry to enact laws for its own government and that of its Subordinate Lodges therefore does the Sovereign Grand lodge of Malta hereby establish ordain and promulgate this CONSTITUTION to the provisions thereof and the laws enacted pursuant thereto to which each Mason within this Grand Jurisdiction is obligated to conform and to obey.