G.L. State of New York: Grand Master's Easter & Passover Message to the Craft
Easter Holiday Greetings from the Grand Master & A Passover Wish for the Craft
My Brothers …
The calendar has already noted the start of Spring even if the temperature around the state has not yet quite caught up with the calendar. Nevertheless, the season of rebirth in Nature has arrived and the Judeo-Christian calendars will soon herald the First Night of the eight day Festival of Passover (April 8) and then Easter Sunday (April 12), This is a season of joyous family holidays and reunion when we pause to give thanks to our Creator for all of the wonders and for joy of life itself. It is especially meaningful to me this year, as I recoup my strength and give thanks to the Supreme Architect of the Universe, and to all of you who have offered your prayers and good wishes and kept me in your thoughts as I have gone through some retrofitting.
This is also the season when we begin to plan for the year ahead in our beloved craft Masonry. Our Lodges and Grand Lodge will soon be electing and installing new officers for the coming year... and new designs will be laid out upon the Trestleboards. So, as we pause to give thanks to our Creator for our safe arrival at this season of Easter and Passover, on behalf of our First Lady of Masonry Helen and our family, on behalf of Deputy Grand Master R:.W:. Vincent Libone and his Lady Virginia, our Grand Line and our extended Masonic family, we wish you and yours a most joyous holiday season.
May the Great Architect watch over us all … especially our men and women in our Armed Forces. May God Bless them and keep them safe from harm. May God Bless you and all of those you cherish. May God continue to Bless our great fraternity, and our beloved United States of America. May we all enjoy peace, Shalom, now and forever more!
With my most sincere fraternal regards and best wishes,
M:. W:. Edward G. Gilbert
Grand Lodge F. & A.M. State of New York
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