The first Constitution of the Grand National Lodge of Croatia
The first Constitution of the Grand National Lodge of Croatia is the fundamental Freemasonic document in Croatia. All general or special Freemasonic acts of the Republic of Croatia must be compliant with the Constitution.
The Grand National Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Croatian Freemasons – "Grand National Lodge of Croatia" (English abbreviation: GNLC, and the official Croatian abbreviation VNLH – "Velika Nacionalna Loža Hrvatske”), was established in Rijeka on February 14th, 2014 (14.12.6013 G:.I:.S:.).
GNLC has an independent, indivisible, autonomous, sovereign and supreme power over the whole Croatian territory, with regards to management of the Universal Freemasonry degrees, as listed below:
• I Entered Apprentice Degree
• II Fellow Craft Degree
• III Master Mason Degree
GNLC follows the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in a single initiation pyramid from 1st to 33rd Degree.
GNLC is an alliance of Freemasons that seeks spiritual and moral excellence in people, regardless of gender, race, religion, nationality, social status, education, or political affiliation. It nurtures humanism and obliges its members to establish and follow the general affirmative acceptance of freedom in Conscience, Religion and Spirit.
The foundations of Freemasonry are Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Ethics, humanity without prejudice, veracity and work on oneself.
The fundamental obligation of every Freemason is: silence, secrecy, work and obedience to the Order, in accordance with the General Rules.
A Freemason must respect the laws of the country in which he lives and he must strive for the welfare of their fatherland. Freemasonry excludes alignment of the Order to any political or religious views.
GNLC consists of Lodges that operate under its protection and operate their Works under the protection of St. John the Evangelist, by laying a compass and an angle on an open Bible (The Holy Book) in the Glory of the Great Architect of the Universe.