Frequently Asked Questions
Freemasonry has a special meaning to each of its members. For some, it serves to strengthen and expand the circle of fellowship. For others, it is a road to self-improvement and personal development, while contributing to family, community and society in general.
Freemasonry is one of the earliest and greatest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charity organizations in the world. As such, it teaches the process of knowing oneself through progressive ritualistic ceremonies. Its members must be of the highest moral standing.
All Freemasons are expected to belong to a religious faith, yet Freemasonry does not seek to substitute a Freemasons faith. It deals in human relationships and not in relations of humans towards God.
In regularly accepted Lodges, recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), whom follows the example of medieval stonemasons, women are not accepted. The same principle goes for the Grand Lodge of Kosovo.
Symbolic masonic clothing and regalia, whom Freemasons wear during their rituals, are of historic and symbolic character. Similarly to a military uniform, masonic clothing shows the reached grade of the bearer, within the organization.
In the whole world there are around six million masons. Their number in Kosovo is in the tens, with the tendency of increasing.
Freemasonry consists of three degrees:
- Entered Apprentice
- Fellowcraft and
This varies from one Lodge to another. As a rule, in every Lodge you pay a set amount in yearly membership and an initial fee for acceptance and when promoted into degrees.