Dear Brethren,

Covid-19 has changed everything. It has changed the way we work, meet and live. Our desire to worship has not changed, but our ability to assemble has.

This is the month where every Muslim celebrates by fasting, prayers and good deed. The building of broken bridges between people and providing help to all in need.

While Covid-19 has forced physical distance from one another, It has actually drawn us closer together.

Reflect on what we have.

On behalf of myself, Nancy, our Deputy Grand Master R ∴W ∴Richard J. Kessler and Joanne, the entire elected and appointed members of the Grand Line, their ladies, your local District Deputies, Staff Officers, Assistant Grand Lecturers and their ladies, as well as the Worshipful Masters and officers of each lodge in our jurisdiction, we wish all our brothers of the Muslim faith, a blessed Ramadan

In addition, let us implore the Great Architect of the Universe to protect the members of our Armed Forces as they protect us, wherever in the world they may be serving, especially our First Responders. May He keep them safe and out of harm’s way so they can continue their important efforts and bring them home safely to their families and friends!

Sincerely and Fraternally,

William Sardone
Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York