Lodge SL.01 “Pobratim” (“Twinned Brother”), Оr. Belgrade
The rise of Serbian Free-Masonry is linked to the establishment of the Lodge “Pobratim” (“Twinned Brother”). Since the introduction of Lights into that Lodge in 1891, all until 1940, the members of this Lodge significantly contributed that the Yugoslav and Serbian Fee-Masonry becomes an important link of the international Fraternal Chain of Free-Masons. The names of Đorđe Vajfert, Sreten Stojković, Stevan Mokranjac, Jovan Aleksijević, Stanislav Binički, Stevan Sremac, Đoka Milovanović, Petar Ubavkić, Laza Paču, … are inscribed with the golden letters in the history of the Serbian Free-Masonry. The Lodge is awakened in 1989, and has been the largest, the most influential, and the most powerful Serbian Lodge for long time, with about 150 members. In one or another way, the Lodge had participated in the establishment of almost all currently active Lodges in Serbia. In accordance with its motto “The Brother is dear, whichever religion he comes from”, the Lodge “Pobratim” always specially emphasizes development and respect of religious and ethnic tolerance.
Lodge SL.02 “Đorđe Vajfert 5995”, Оr. Belgrade
Brothers – bankers, traders, entrepreneurs, and businessmen – former members of the Lodge “Twinned Brother”, had established the Lodge “Đorđe Vajfert” in 1995, with the intention to form a Lodge which would primarily gather businessmen, for the first time in Serbia. Since the spirit of Free-Masonry exceeds all environmental frameworks and dogma, the Lodge “Đorđe Vajfert” is slowly becoming a construction site for the Brothers of different professions and interests. Lead by Decree of the Supreme Council of Serbia from June 13th 2015, and being registered in the Serbian Register of Associations, the Lodge begun its independent building under the name “Đorđe Vajfert 5995”. Shortly after that date, the Lodge had entered the Free-Masonic alliance with other Regular Free-Masonic Lodges, and continued its work under the protection of the Grand Lodge of Serbia. Currently, Lodge consists of Brothers of different professions, among which there are the most entrepreneurs, but also the lawyers, journalists, civil servants, artisans… Among other things, the Lodge operates around charitable, research and information work, and takes special care about the issues of deciphering the symbolism of Free-Masonry, as well as the inheritance of high moral values, which the greatest symbol is famous Đorđe Vajfert, whose name the Lodge wears with pride and reverence.
Lodge SL.03 “Sveti Sava” (“Saint Sava”), Оr. Belgrade
Lodge “Sveti Sava” (“Saint Sava”) is one of the oldest and the most important Free-Masonic Lodges in post-war history of Serbian Free-Masonry. The name of the famous painter Br. Dragan Malešević – Tapi, Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of Serbia, is linked to its foundation, since he along with six other Brothers established the Lodge in 1998. The Brothers of the Lodge “Sveti Sava” never insisted on mass membership, but its contribution earned the epithet of one of the most important links of the Serbian Free-Masonic Chain. Important historical events have not left the Lodge “Sveti Sava” aside. It was always found in the center of all happenings in the Grand Lodge and around it. After the death of Br. Dragan Malešević – Tapi, the Lodge “Sveti Sava” found itself in the focus of serious earthquakes in Serbian Free-Masonry, because of which it was auto-suspended at 2006. It was awakened five years later, with the enthusiasm and initiative of several Brothers, led by Br. O.N. and the Grand Master Br. Branko Medojević, who was also a member of this Lodge. After the death of the Grand Master in 2013, again there had been a division, but the Lodge remained under the auspices of the Supreme Council of Serbia and the Grand Lodge of Serbia, respecting the work initiated by Br. Dragan Malešević – Tapi, Br. Dragan Martinović, and Br. Branko Medojević.
Lodge SL.04 “Dositej”, Оr. Novi Sad
Lodge “Dositej” continues the tradition of the Serbian Free-Masonic Lodge “Dositej Obradović”, which worked in the Orient Belgrade in the period from 1922. to 1940. The members of the Lodge “Dositej” from that time, there were Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andrić, professors and historians Dr. Vladimir Ćorović and Dr. Viktor Novak, composer Mihailo Vukdragović, writer Niko Bartulović, actor Raša Plaović, and others. The contemporary Lodge “Dositej” was founded at December 16th 2001, at the Orient Novi Sad, and in its membership are Brothers not only from the “Serbian Athens”, but also from many other towns in Vojvodina. Inspired by the educational work of Dositej Obradović, and guided by the motto of the Lodge “Learning while walking, looks into the future centuries”, the members of this Lodge in their construction work especially emphase the spiritual development and promotion of tolerance and Love in the Fraternal Chain.
Lodge SL.05 “Svetlost Balkana” (“Light of the Balkans”), Оr. Prijepolje
The Lodge “Svetlost Balkana” (“Light of the Balkans”) is established in 1876 in Belgrade. As a Regular Lodge, it began to spread the Light in Serbia from April 4th 1877, under the protection of the Grand Orient of Italy. Many years later, at the beginning of the 21st century, in 2001, the members of the Lodge “Twinned Brother”, had decided to wake up this Lodge, and had transferred its works to the Orient Prijepolje. By the act of introducing the Light, this Atelier became the first Free-Masonic Lodge in southwest Serbia. Since its establishment, the members of the Lodge “Svetlost Balkana” have been performing many important functions in Serbian Free-Masonic Fraternal Chain, proving that the Free-Masons from the towns, guided by Love for the Truth, can equally influence the development of Serbian Free-Masonry. It gave the Grand Master Br. Veka Radonjić.
Lodge SL.06 “Mudrost” (“Wisdom”), Оr. Belgrade
The Lodge “Mudrost” was established at May 30th 2006. It was founded by nine Brothers from the Lodge “Istina” (“Truth”), “Pobratim” (“Twinned Brother”), “Sveti Sava” (“St. Sava”), and “Đorđe Vajfert” (“Georg Weifert”). The Light is introduced at November 3rd 2006. The ceremony was led by the Grand Master Br. Dragan Martinović (nowadays, the Honorary Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Serbia), in addition to a number of Brothers from Serbia, attended by representatives of the Grand Lodge of France and Grand National Lodge of Romania, as well as a large number of Brothers from Slovenia. At the same solemn Ritual Work, the Light was introduced to the Lodge “Dragan Malešević – Tapi”. Since its establishment, the Lodge “Mudrost” (“Wisdom”) has always been one of the biggest Serbian Lodges. In some occasions, it numbered up to 100 members. Thus, in accordance with the Free-Masonic tradition, it arose out several Lodges and Corollas. The Lodge “Mudrost” has given two Grand Masters, passed Br. Branko Medojević and Br. Zoran Knežević. The special quality to the work of the Lodge “Mudrost” gives its developed international cooperation with a number of Lodges from Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Russia… The Lodge “Mudrost” is well recognized and appreciated in the Free-Masonic world. From its ranks comes Brother M.K., former General Secretary of the International Confederation of the United Grand Lodges (ICUGL), which managed this important duty until 2014.
Lodge SL.08 “Feniks” (“Phoenix”), Оr. Belgrade
The Brothers of the Lodge “Phoenix” gathered in 2019 with the idea that by affirming Truth and Liberty as the supreme values of society, it actively participates in the spiritual renewal of its people and country. In its work, the Brothers of the Lodge “Phoenix” strives to contribute with wisdom, strength and beauty to the separation of the dark from the light paths of the future, and to be a stronghold and a pillar of the development of national chivalry, based on ancient knowledge, tradition and values achieved by the great sacrifice of our ancestors during the previous seven and a half millennium of existence. In a time that mercilessly cancels traditional ideas and values, the Brothers of the Lodge “Phoenix”, with its spiritual work, strives to strengthen the efforts of all conscious people, so that by gathering around the pillar of Light, they will enable the realization of the future of Truth, Freedom and Dignity of each deserving individual. In short, everything in accordance with God’s will and nothing more. But nothing less.
Lodge SL.09 “Kod Devet Direka” (“Aux Neuf Colonnes”), Оr. Šabac
The Lodge “Aux Neuf Colonnes” is established in October 2023, in the Orient Šabac. It is founded by several Brothers from the Lodge “Bratstvo” (“Brotherhood”), from the same Orient. The Light is introduced by the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Serbia Br. Veka Radonjić. The Lodge is working on the principles of Love, Truth and Honor, spreading the Free-Masonic Light through Šabac and Mačva region.