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...

RW Brother Paul M. Rosen

Dear Brethren: On March 12, 2018, the Grand Lodge lost a conscientious and dedicated pillar of our beloved Craft. After a long battle with cancer, Right Worshipful Paul M. Rosen, Grand Secretary, laid down the working tools of a Mason to return home to the Celestial...