Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies. Freemasonry is an association of people with high moral and spiritual values. Members learn rules through rituals, preserving forms in which Masonic costumes and objects are used as allegorical guidelines. An important qualification for accessing and maintaining membership is the belief in the Supreme Being.
Membership is open to people of all races and religions, who fulfill this important qualification and who have a good reputation. The mission of the Union of the United Great Lodge of Serbia is to connect and strengthen the Brotherhood relations with the Lodges in the country and the world, which regularly work according to the Masonic principles and the principles of Anderson’s constitution. We want to contribute to the full harmonization of the Masonic issue in Serbia, and help as patriots to the country we live in, for the benefit of all citizens.
THREE GREAT PRINCIPLES
Brotherly love – Every real free mason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and will behave kindly and with understanding towards his colleagues.
Help – Free masons learn to be merciful and to care not only of themselves, but also of the community as a whole, with merciful giving, as well as voluntary efforts and deeds as individuals.
Truth – Free masons are fighting for the truth, setting high moral standards and striving to reach them in their own lives.
Free masons believe that these principles represent the way to reach higher standards in life.
FREEMASONRY AND SOCIETY
Every member should be quite clear that his membership does not in any way exempt him from fulfilling his obligations to the society in which he lives. The duty of a new member requires him to properly fulfill civil obligations; These obligations concern his private, public, business and professional life.
RESPECT OF THE LAW
Freemasonry requires its members to respect the laws of every country in which they live and work.
THE PRINCIPLES OF FREEMASONRY
The principles of Freemasonry do not in any way interfere with the civil obligations of members, both at work, as well as in private or public life, but, on the contrary, they should encourage them to fulfill public and private obligations. Therefore, there is no conflict of interest between the obligations of a member of the Freemasonry and his public duties. If there is any knowledge or indication of a real or potential conflict of obligations or interests, it is necessary to publish it.
From time to time it can be wise to carefully disclose membership to avoid what others wrongly think is a potential conflict or prejudice. This, however, must be the subject of an individual assessment.
USE OF MEMBERSHIP
A free mason must not use his membership to promote his or other’s work, professional or personal interests. This is directly or indirectly made known several times at the beginning of a career so that no free mason can be pretended not to know it. The masonry activities of a free mason who violates this rule will be suspended or he will even be excluded.
Free masonry should not be allowed to ruin family and other relationships, taking away a member of too much time or money or iliciting the behavior that would in any way be in conflict with their interests.
The civil duties of the free masons must always be above any obligation to other free masons, and any attempt to protect a free mason who acted improperly or unlawfully or allowed unfair gains for another mason, is contrary to this primary duty.
PERSONAL OR BUSINESS DAMAGES
If it is possible to prove that any personal failure or business difficulties can be attributed to the ‘Masonic influence’, the Masonic Authority would seriously take this fact into account, since it would be contrary to the principles of Freemasonry.
Like many other associations, it considers its internal activities to be a private matter of its members.
There is no secret in terms of its goals and principles, which can be read on this website.
Secrets of Freemasonry are associated with its traditional ways of identifying. Its rituals are private.
In everyday speech there is little that can not be discussed about free masonry. In the investigative process, free masons are free and proud to acknowledge their membership.
FREEMASONRY IN SERBIA
In the 18th century by the weakening of absolutism, Freemasonry continued its development throughout Europe. At that time, lodges in Belgrade, Vidin and Vlaska, which were in mutual relation and agreement, formed the Alliance. For The Lodge in Belgrade it is unknown which year it was founded, under what name, in what language was it done. But it is known that in the Alliance there were the Belgrade Vizier Hadzi-Mustafa-Pasha (known as the “Serbian Mother"), the metropolitan of the Belgrade Metodije, the Duke Janko Katic, Peter Icko, the Chardaklija brothers, the Greek patriot Riga from Fera.
Metropolitan Stratimirović, who was deeply inspired by the principles of the Masonic Brotherhood, to which he belonged, founded the Karlovac Gymnasium in 1791, which was an inspiration to many intellectuals and advanced people of that time to get closer and to join the Brotherhood, which began the process of expansion in Serbia. After the liberation of Serbia at the beginning of the 19th century, many Masons, Serbs from southern Hungary, came to Serbia as patriots to help form State organs, draft laws, education of the judiciary, education, culture and other institutions.
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FAMOUS SERBIAN MASONS
UVLS bodies: Assembly, Grand Master, Grand Chamber, Governing Council, Lodge of Great Officers, Court of Honor Lodge of Great Officers: Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Master Assistants, Grand Officers. Bodies UVLS: Great Secretariat and Committees for: science, international relations, strategic planning, humanitarian activities, rituals, reception and raising of awards, regulations, education, economy, health, safety, ecology, culture, communication and information, finances and property, literary board.
Humanity is giving yourself, without promotion, to every creature in trouble.
Every free mason must have high moral principles for himself, to his family, to the Fraternity, to the society in which he lives, and especially to people in distress.
Free masonry through collective or individual activities through its members and indirectly through humanitarian organizations, supports, organizes and carries out humanitarian actions.
Having a high degree of morality, love, equality, humility, devotion, solidarity and mercy, the humanitarian actions of Free Masonry are conducted in silence and keep silent about them.
Share good and evil and keep silent about it…
Help your country and keep silent about it…
Help your people and keep quiet about it…
Only the hidden children’s smiles and the joy of those who need help most will speak of it.
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THE GREAT ASSEMBLY
Thinking about the speech, in the shadows of thought, the first thought was our Country, because all of us here love her and we will give her unselfish help in both good and bad times. From a time distance, the very thought of the Brotherhood excites every mason and generates the delicate feeling that can not be described in words, but only experienced silence. For patience in life there must be, time for courage and time for readiness, time for others and time for solitude, time for struggle and time for love, time for work and time for rest, time for success and time for failure, time for smile and time for crying, time for coping and acceptance time, time for happiness and time for sorrow, speaking time and time for silence, time for rush and waiting time, time for good and bad weather, time for nature and time for the disaster, and ultimately the time for patience for all our time in our country and our Brotherly Chain. Let's remember our genius by Nikola Tesla who said "We are all one. People are interconnected by invisible forces ", that is our Brotherly Chain. Lodges under the protection of the United Great Lodge of Serbia, regardless of religious, national, political or racial affiliation, profession, or position, receive and unite only honest, honorable, psycho-physically healthy, intellectually and spiritually strong, faithful fraternity and accomplished men of good reputation. Every man accepted in the Brotherhood by placing a Freemasonic oath over the open book of the Holy Law is committed to strictly guarding the secret of freemasonry. Leaded by desire and strength, he must nurture brotherly honor, pride, virtue and morality, love, truth, justice, humanity and humanity in society. Free masons are obliged to be faithful and loyal to the laws of their Lodge, their state, and the regular free masonic principles in the world.