Labor Day Message

My Brothers, As the Labor Day Weekend approaches, let us remember it is an annual national tribute to the contribution’s workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. We as masons and our families are integral in our country’s success....

4th of July Address

My Brothers, The summer has arrived, and Independence Day, July 4th will soon be upon us. For those who know me, it is obvious of how I feel about patriotism and our veterans. The words of Sgt. and Brother Hoover at our Annual Communication are still felt by all who...

St. John’s Day Address 2019

{Address to the District Deputy Grand Masters, Grand Lodge Staff Officers and Assistant Grand Lecturers for the year 2019 through 2020 in the Daniel D. Tompkins Memorial Chapel on the Campus of the Masonic Care Community in Utica, New York.} Right Worshipful Deputy...

Memorial Day Message

My Brothers, This is the time of the year when most lodges have their elections of officers and we look to the summer months activities. I am a firm believer that our lodges do not go dark. They just go outside! We will be celebrating Memorial Day on May 27th, Flag...

Grand Master’s Address

{ADDRESS OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL WILLIAM M. SARDONE, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, at the 238th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, in the Grand Lodge Room, Masonic Hall, 71 West 23rd Street, in the City of New York, on Monday May 6, 2019.} RW...

Spring Holiday Message

My Brothers, Spring is now officially upon us, our clocks have changed, and we are approaching the Easter season. Passover again coincides with Easter, so let me be one of the first to wish our Jewish brothers and their families a “Zissen Pesach” (Happy...

Grand Master’s Holiday Message

My Brothers, The end of the year is now upon us, with all the happy holidays that are entailed. Chanukah has been celebrated with Christmas, Kwanzaa, and of course, the New Year right ahead of us. We are all grateful, in our own ways, for the good feelings, that we...

Grand Master’s Address

MW Past Grand Masters, Distinguished East, Brethren, Ladies and Guests, As I stand before you as your Grand Master is both humbled and excited. And to use the words of a certain Grand Commander of Scottish Rite “I am just a DeMolay boy from Manhattan”. In fact, I was...