Empire State Mason Magazine
Fall 2015 Edition Now Available

Civility Center: Restoring Civility in Society

AGL Nominations are due March 1st – Click HERE.

New York Masonic Bomber Jacket - Click Here
Most Worshipful William J. Thomas, Grand Master Masons in the State of New York

M∴W∴ William J. Thomas, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York

Welcome to the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons in the State of New York!

Whether you are a Master Mason from New York or elsewhere around the world, or simply interested in Freemasonry or the Grand Lodge of New York, you’ve come to the right place. On this site you will find information on programs and projects that exemplify all that we aspire to be, good men made better through the traditions and lessons of Freemasonry. This website has been recently updated, and we hope to expand and improve it further to serve the Brethren and the public over the upcoming year, so feel free to check back with us.

RW James H. Rice

Dear Brethren: We have just received the sad news that our Grand Historian, RW James H. Rice, has been called from labor by the G.A.O.T.U. to lay down the working tools of a Mason this past weekend. R.W. Brother Jim Rice has an extensive curriculum vitae within the Craft having served in many capacities in his Lodges, District and Grand Lodge. R.W. Brother Jim Rice was Initiated on April 18, 1984, Passed on May 16, 1984 and Raised on August 17, 1984 in (Canandaigua Lodge No. 294) n.k.a. Rushville Lodge No. 377. He also enjoyed dual membership with Milo Lodge No. 108 where he affiliated on May 6,... read more

Grand Master Addresses Lodge Security

Earlier this week, our law enforcement authorities intercepted a planned attack on a Masonic Temple in Milwaukee. We are grateful for the work and vigilance they do in protecting us and our homeland. Your Grand Master and his staff is in regular contact with law enforcement, to provide any advance notification of potential situations impacting the safety and security of our Masonic temples. We have learned that the Milwaukee situation appears to involve an individual working alone, with no known conspirators or connections with terrorist organizations. He has no identified connections with... read more

Grand Master’s Day at Tappan

ADVANCE INVITATION TO ALL INTERESTED MASONS Brethren … You and your guest are cordially & fraternally invited to attend Grand Master’s Day at Tappan (re-scheduled from October 2015) on Sunday March 13, 2016 The program will be exactly as planned back on October 2015 when the event was postponed due to inclement... read more
Masonic Care Community: A Tradition of Caring Since 1893
Camp Turk: The Masonic Youth Camp
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory
The Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library

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