The end of the year is the right time for Brothers to get together and relax and rest in a more casual atmosphere. According to tradition, such an occasion is indicated by the wonderful Ritual Works of St. John.
The feast of St. John, by which the Lodge “Wisdom” is most recognized in Serbia, is characterized by the fact that it gives the opportunity to combine both important parts in a unique ritual – Work in the temple and a rich meal. This in itself emphasizes a solemn and slightly relaxed moment, but without exaggeration in joy and merriment, which is one of the basic lessons of Freemasonry.
Brothers from the Grand Lodge of Serbia gathered on Dec. 21st 2017 to pay respect to the traditions of our famous ancestors and mark the feast of winter St. John with dignity. Ritual imbued with symbolism has been associated with the solstice for centuries, i.e. the short and long days. In the ancient mysteries, these days have always had a special significance, so today’s Freemasons just continue on the same path that many have gone before us.
The ceremonial Work was led by V.J, Worshipful Master of the Lodge “Wisdom”, in the presence of the Grand Master of the GLS Zoran Knežević and the Officers of the Lodges “Pobratim” and “Light of the Balkans” M.M. etc. as well as the dear Brethren from the Honorable Lodge “Đorđe Vajfert” who helped make everything go smoothly. After the traditional speeches and toasts in honor of our country and our construction, we began tasting selected dishes and talking about the past successful year for the Grand Lodge of Serbia.
The good mood that prevailed was for the Officers of the Grand Lodge of Serbia and all the Brothers present the best proof that the energy and sacrifice, embedded in the very foundations of our temple and united by the cement of Brotherly love, are coming to the fore with a sure step. In a relaxed atmosphere, the Brothers enjoyed “magical” moments, convinced that the days are coming when, in Fraternal cooperation with the freemasons of our entire homeland, we will write new golden pages of the Grand Lodge of Serbia.
So be it!