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Great Architect Of The Universe

Cardinal Virtues
Masonic Cardinal Virtues are Temperance, Prudence,
Fortitude and Justice

Milosrdje
Charity - From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been
concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged.

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Some of the Masonic Symbols

 

 

FREEMASON OATH AS
THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE


Dear brothers, There are moments in a life of any man that stick out from the everyday life. Those are  the moments that we call “breaking-points”  “destined”, “do-or-die”, because we want to  point out their importance for our individual destinies.  Those are the moments when important Decisions  for the life of every individual and his family,  when a person confronts certain open questions and  temptations, when we receive encouragement and  strength to accomplish our goals more successfully.  I am convinced that along with our lives being different, that all of us, Freemasons, among others, have  one moment that fits into those breaking-point moments.  That is the moment, that we remember with  pride and a reason, when we became Freemasons and  when we took our oath as Freemasons as a first step  in our Freemason life. Even before that, every one of  us individually had led an honorable and moral life  that opened the door of Freemasonry. However, it  also goes without saying, at least based on my personal  experience, that my live changed from that moment,  insomuch that I started looking at everything  that was happening to me and in the society in a new  way. Freemason principles and the Words of the Freemason  oath have become the guiding star of my life,  in awe in front or the Great Builder of all worlds. As  years go by, I realized more and more each day that  those principles and the spoken words of the oath in  front of my brothers are not just elements of Freemasonic  Ritual, but a whole, digested version philosophy of life. The core approach to the oath comes from that it has to be the scales of our doings, in Freemasonic  as well as the profane life.  I am sure that every one of us remembers the words  of the Freemasonic oath that as given to the Brothers  of a certain level, because such words, spoken during  those important, “breaking-point” moments are never  forgotten. I also believe that every one of us individually  has uttered those words a lot of times, quietly  of in front of his brothers, because we feel the urge  to do it, not to formally utter the words of the oath,  but to confront its content and messages. Every time  when, for whatever reason, we remember the oath,  every one of us is actually examines oneself, to see if  he lives and works in accordance with the moral and  social values, that oath binds us to. Only an approach  like that leads us to the correct understanding of  the core of the  Freemasonry.  Above all, one  can recognize  the core of our  F r e e m a s o n  mission in the  words of our  oath, because  only words like  those can be  a source and  an encouragement  for what  our permanent  task is – creating  a better,  and above all,  more enlightened  world. That is certainly the greatest challenge for  every one of us as a group and individually, because  today, unfortunately, injustice, hardship and misery  have become a part of our everyday lives for lots of  people in our country as well as the whole world.  The number of people who need material and  spiritual help is constantly increasing. It is obvious  that one of the biggest causes of global crisis, which,  as always, has stricken the most misfortunate ones,  is the crisis of moral, the greed that is reflected in  meaningless piling up of the wealth on one hand and  the rising poverty on the other. There is no greater  challenge for us, Freemasons, and based on the way  we will respond to that challenge not only the destiny  of Freemasonry, but the future of the world we live in  depends on it.  
You are surely familiar with that I remind everyone every day, persistently that, regardless of the position in the hierarchy of the brotherhood, there are no titles in Freemasonry, only duties, by increasing the responsibility for the accomplishment of our mission with the increase of the Freemason experience and progress within the hierarchy. I like to constantly remind myself and all of you of that, that we are, above all, brothers who are bound by a common humanitarian vision and higher goals, and that everything else comes second. That means that there are not titles in Freemasonry, only duties, exclusively. That is the only quality stone and plaster with which we are building the temple, but also a principle on which we should build our relations in the profane life. Thereby, it is understood that hierarchy in Freemasonry has a completely different notion than in the profane world. Hierarchy in Freemasonry is not a simple supremacy of some people over the others, because some have a certain position, while others don’t. Hierarchy in Freemasonry, to which all of us are bound by the oath, is based on complete acceptance of goals and the mission of Freemasonry, on complete devotion of every individual to the accomplishment of those goals and the consciousness that those goals can be successfully completed only with joint force, within the organization with ancient and traditional rules of conduct and relations within it.

Br. Vladimir S. Markovic

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Genius_Of Freemasonry
The Ideals of Freemasonry

Dream
Biblical stories and legends have been constant
rule and guide for the Masonic conduct
and the source of inspirations and ideals. .

medieval_masons
Freemasons are taught its precepts by a series
of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms and use
stonemasons' customs and tools as allegorical guides.

Sqare_from_Limerick
On this ancient square from 1507, found under
the Bridge in Limerick (Ireland) it was engraved:
"I will strive to live by love and care, upon the level,
by the square."

 

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