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...

Holiday Message

Dear Brethren and Friends, We are near the end of the calendar year and our Holiday season. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are behind us, and Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve and Day are coming up soon. This is a time for celebration of life, and for reflection...

Veterans Day Message from the Grand Master

My Brothers, On November 11, we observe Veterans Day, honoring all members of the US Armed Forces. Originally designated to commemorate the end of World War I, we now honor all veterans of all branches of the American Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, the...