Holiday Message from the Grand Master

My Brothers, The end of the year is now upon us, with all the happy holidays that are entailed. We have Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and of course, the New Year. We are all grateful, in our own ways, for the good feelings of the season, that we enjoy. All that being...

Happy Thanksgiving!

My Brothers, The Thanksgiving Holiday is now upon us. This is one of the totally American holidays and honors the harvest and the bounty of foods that nourish us and enrich our lives. Thanksgiving is a holiday at which time we all try to get together with our families...

Grand Master’s Labor Day Message

My Brothers, The autumn season is approaching and so is our traditional end of summer holiday. This also is the time that the officers and brothers of our lodges plan their trestle boards for the ensuing year. Let us pause to appreciate all that our working people...

Louisiana Emergency Flood Relief

Dear Brothers of New York, Fueled by drenching rainstorms, massive flooding in Louisiana has damaged and destroyed many homes and buildings, with approximately 100,000 persons reportedly displaced. Cities such as Baton Rouge received 19 inches of rain in just 15...

Independence Day

My Brothers Independence Day, July 4th will soon be upon us. In addition to the celebratory fireworks, it gives us all time to ponder about our beloved country. As Masons, we are proud that the Government of our country is really based on Masonic principles,...

St. John’s Day Address

[ADDRESS OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL JEFFREY M. WILLIAMSON, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, to the District Deputy Grand Masters and Grand Lodge Staff Officers for the years 2016 through 2018 in the Daniel D. Tompkins Memorial Chapel on the Campus of the...

From the Grand East

My Brothers, There are simply no words to express the indescribable emotions and feelings to be elected and installed as the 105th Grand Master of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York. It is without a doubt, one of the highest pinnacles of...

Passover & Easter Message

My Brothers, Spring is now Officially upon us and we are rapidly approaching the Easter season, with all the joy and family celebrations that comes along. We all celebrate the end of Winter, and the resurgence of plant life, fresh starts for all, and holidays for...

February Message from the Grand Master

Brethren, It is now the middle of the Winter season, and we will soon be celebrating two important holidays, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. On Valentine’s Day we remember and cherish our loved ones. On President’s Day, formerly known as...