The Grand Lodge of New York, F. & A.M., with MW William M. Sardone presiding as the Most Worshipful Grand Master, has authorized and empowered the formation of the “Grand Lodge of the Free & Accepted Masons of Lebanon” in the Republic of Lebanon.

The Grand Lodge of New York gives its blessings to the new Grand Lodge of Lebanon for a successful continuance of its Grand Lodge forever.

Background:

The first NY Lodge in Lebanon was chartered in 1924. As additional NY Lodges were chartered the District Grand Lodge of Syria-Lebanon was established in 1956. These were all New York Lodges — Good men and Masons working to help community, society and Masonry. They have since petitioned us to become an independent Grand Lodge and today we signed their Charter at Masonic Hall in New York City.