General Principles

Grand Lodge of the Prinicipality Liechtenstein

The Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein

Acknowledges belief in God or a Supreme Being to be the great fundamental principle and landmark of Freemasonry upon which foundation our Fraternity is erected.

Without an avowal of such belief no man shall be initiated into a Subordinate Lodge of the Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein. A Mason is obliged by his tenure to obey the moral law and if he rightly understands the Art he will never be a stupid atheist or an irreligious libertine. In ancient times a Mason was charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was. It is now thought expedient only to oblige him to that belief in which all men agree leaving his particular opinions to his conscience; that is, to be a good man and true, a man of honour and honesty, by whatever denomination or persuasion he may be distinguished, whereby Masonry becomes the centre of union and the means of conciliating true friendship among persons that must otherwise have remained perpetually at a distance.

  1. The first condition of admission into and membership of, the Order is belief in God or a Supreme This is essential and admits of no compromise.
  2.  The Bible, referred to by Freemasons as the Volume of the Sacred Law, is always open in the Lodges. Every candidate is required to take his Obligation on that Book or on the Volume which is held by his particular creed to impart sanctity to an oath or promise taken upon
  3.  Everyone who enters Freemasonry is at the outset strictly forbidden to countenance any act which may have a tendency to subvert peace and good order of society; he must pay due obedience to the law of any State in which he resides or which may afford him protection, and he must never be remiss in the allegiance due to the Sovereign of his native
  4. While Freemasonry of Principality of Liechtenstein thus inculcates in each of its members the duties of loyalty and citizenship, it reserves to the individual the right to hold his own opinion with regard to public affairs. But neither in any Lodge, nor at any time in his capacity as a Freemason, is he permitted to discuss or to advance his views on theological or political
  5. The Grand Lodge has always refused and will consistently refuse to express any opinion on questions of foreign or domestic state policy either at home or abroad, and it will not allow its name to be associated with any action, however humanitarian it may appear to be, which infringes its unalterable policy of standing aloof from every question affecting the relations between one government and another, or between political parties, or questions as to rival theories of government.
  6. The Grand Lodge is aware that there do exist Bodies, styling themselves Freemasons, which do not adhere to these principles, and while that attitude exists the Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein refuses absolutely to have any relations with such Bodies or to regard them as
  7. This Grand Lodge is a Sovereign and independent Body practising Freemasonry only within the three Degrees and only with the limits defined in its Constitution as “pure Ancient Masonry”. It does not recognise or admit the existence of any superior Masonic authority, however
  8. There is no secret with regard to any of the basic principles of Freemasonry, some of which have been stated above. The Grand Lodge will always consider the recognition of those Grand Lodges which profess, and practice, and can show that they have consistently professed and practised those established and unaltered principles, but in no circumstances will it enter into discussion with a view to any new or varied interpretation of They must be accepted and practised wholeheartedly and in their entirety by those who desire to be recognised as Freemasons by the Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein.
  9. The Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein will not in future enter into relations with a Grand Lodge which is in amity with any of the Bodies referred to in paragraph 6 of the General Principles as ‘Bodies styling themselves Freemasons’. Furthermore, as and when a vacancy shall occur in the Representation of a Foreign Grand Lodge at the Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein or of the Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein at a Foreign Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein will not make, sanction, or approve a new appointment if the Grand Lodge concerned recognises any of the bodies referred to above.