The secession of the Grand Orient of France
In 1887 the Grand Orient of France (GOF) and some of the few masonic organizations that kept the links with it cease to invoke the Grand Architect of the Universe ritualy, and suppressed the exigence of the Volume of the Sacred Law as Light of the Lodge. The United Grand Lodge of England and the majority of masonic obediences all over world cut relations with the GOF. From then the United Grand Lodge of England and the rest of the Great masonic powers cease to give recognition to any masonic organization in Portugal. This exclusion ended, only, with the foundation of the Grand Regular Lodge of Portugal in 1991.