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The Grand National Lodge of Croatia
of the Ancient and Accepted Freemasons
Universal Masonry of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
Along the initiation pyramid, which has a symbolic meaning, the Grand National Lodge of Croatia also has an organizational structure with main function to coordinate relations between the Great Council, represented by the Grand Master and his Assistants, and individual Lodges within the Obedience.
The organization is performed through the following functions: Main Delegates, representing the Grand Master in the Masonic Regions, all are appointed on the basis of the Grand Master's confidence in them; Great Inspectors of the Provinces, all performing the same function in their Province; Worshipful Masters representing Lodges.
The internal organization of each Lodge is in line with the Masonic tradition and operates in accordance with the General Regulations of the Order. Each Lodge has its own autonomy within the Obedience. It is represented and coordinated by the Worshipful Master who is elected every two years. The same Worshipful Master can perform that function up to two terms in a row.
In accordance with the General Regulations of the Order, the Grand Master is the president of all Lodges within the Obedience and he controls all of their work via the appointed Main Delegates and the Great Inspectors of the Provinces.
Lodge – a basic and independent organizational unit. Masonic ritual Works are performed in the Lodge. It consists of at least seven Brothers, of which at least three hold a Master degree. It is identified by its unique name and number, and as such is recognized as a Valued Lodge within the Orient.
Orient – a region where at least one Lodge is present.
Masonic Province – a territory or region where at least one Orient is present. It does not necessarily geographically match the territorial area of provinces in the Republic of Croatia.
Masonic Region – represents several Masonic Provinces. It may or may not necessarily geographically match the territorial area of the Republic of Croatia.