Update to Grand Masters Edict - Issued April 20, 2020

Many have asked if we will be able to resume normal operations in May. From the information I have obtained this looks doubtful. As such I am extending the edict suspending ALL Masonic activity until further notice.

March 16, 2020

Please note that by edict of the Grand Master of Maryland:

Effective midnight tonight, all Masonic and Masonic related activities within the jurisdiction of Maryland shall cease until May 1, 2020. This includes all face to face meetings, rehearsals, social functions, etc. All normal bills incurred by a lodge (i.e. rent, gas and electric, water, etc.) may be paid, if authorized by the Worshipful Master.

Lodges are encouraged to use alternate methods to meet using current technology to discuss items of importance. These however may not be used for business that must be transacted in a tiled lodge (i.e. degree work). It is only meant to allow for communication between the members with no formal actions to be taken.

Also, the Grand Lodge offices will be closed to visitors. Staff can be reached by phone or email. This will be reevaluated during the next two months and any further actions will be determined by May 1st.

I realize the impact this decision will have on our fraternity. I am only looking out for the well-being of our members and their families. We will come through this period a stronger and more vibrant fraternity.

Richard P. Naegele, Grand Master

Grand Session has been cancelled. More information is on the Grand Session page.


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