In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Dear brothers and guests of our website!
What is Freemasonry? Freemasonry is a social movement, not a religion, not a political party.
This is a social movement of free people who have united on the basis of their free choice. This is a spiritual practice that allows a person to become the best version of himself. The goal of the entire Masonic community is to make the world a better place.
Freemasonry has shaped modern civilization as a civilization of success.
Freemasonry belongs to the esoteric circle of teachings. Freemasons have always made up a negligible percentage of the population. They have never followed the path of increasing the number of members, preferring the strictest and thorough qualitative selection, thanks to which their integrity has been preserved for more than 800 years.
Contrary to the majority opinion, Freemasonry has never been a secret society. Russian Russian Freemasons, for example, were proud of their involvement in the Order of Masons in the XVIII-XIX centuries, and Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, the last Russian chronicler and the first Russian historiographer, as a member of the Golden Crown Lodge, said: "who is not a freemason today."
The whole world of the St. Petersburg nobility of the era of Alexander consisted in Freemasonry.
Russian Freemasons – "names, brilliant succession", Buturlins, Gorchakovs, Razumovskys, Golitsyns. Masons were military leaders, field marshals such as Suvorov, Kutuzov. These people gave their whole soul to the service of the fatherland.
Freemasons have always been positive about the idea of social progress.
In the parables of King Solomon it is said: "when you say that the old days were better than the present, then remember: you are not saying this out of wisdom."
The old days could not have been better than the present, otherwise progress would have stopped. Masons believe that the golden age of mankind is not in the past, but in the future.
Speaking about social development, I would like to say that development in any society leads to its growing up and choosing its own path. This is exactly what the three full-fledged Venerable Lodges of the United Grand Lodge of Russia (“Sphinx”, “Alexander To Order” and “Resurrection”), consisting of its legally accepted members and having patents of the OVLR, did. In 2019, more than sixty brothers-masters, by a unanimous decision, approved the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Russia in the East of the city of St. Petersburg. At a solemn assembly in the East of the city of St. Petersburg in the same 2019, a charter was signed and the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Russia (SGLR) was formed, in which I was elected the first Grand Master of the SGLR.
From that moment on, my brothers and I embarked on a new path in the development of independent Russian Freemasonry.
With love for Russia and the Fatherland, we continue our journey to the light.
With brotherly respect,
Grand Master Of The Sovereign Grand Lodge Of Russia S∴ G∴