Worshipful Master Frederick A. Marotti
From The East
My Brothers All, 2020 will definitely be a year to remember. She reared her unly head and ruined so many dreams for so many people. We have seen new life in the birth of a few brothers children and unfortunately the loss of a few fine brothers. We have seen shortages and frustration. Masters of their lodges, our MWGM, AGM’s and DD’s who have waited in some cases many, many years to fill those positions had their year ripped apart with little time and little hope of recovery. These my Brothers are indeed trying times but we as Freemasons must remember who among us shed their blood for this fine land. We must remember who we are and how we should be the shining light that perseveres to the end and who is saved. We must spread the cement that binds us as humans and Brothers. Least of all let us not forget that there is a plan for us all and that the Grand Architect of the Universe is depending on us to carry that plan forward. Honor our heritage, be mindful of others and their opinions. As for our lodge, it will be quite some time before we are back at labor. Although the Grand Lodge has lifted their restrictions on degree work and stated communications we must follow a ritual that is not Hiram’s if we choose to broadcast on Zoom for all Brothers. If not only 11 brothers plus Officers could physically attend lodge Going back now would mean we will have to social distance, our temperature will be taken at the entrance to the lodge room, we will be required to wear gloves and masks, not be able to have any buffet dinners and no fellowship in the temple. This will indeed be a difficult time for us. Doing degree work will be very different and I am not sure how many Brothers would want to return to lodge with these restrictions. With that, I have suspended all summer Hiram stated communications. We are in the process of reviewing the state requirements and trying to revise our footwork to accommodate the mandates. Our inspection is tentatively scheduled for September so Officer’s should brush up on your Fellowcraft Degree. Pandemic is certainly not new to Freemasonry. We made our way out of the last one a century ago and I am certain we will make our way out of this one. With summer upon us I encourage you to be safe but go and live your life. For virus or not, all of our lives are merely represented by that little dash between the date we were born and the date we die. So live that dash the fullest you can. I miss you all, my Brothers, and wish you a GREAT summer. Until we meet again!
WB Frederick A. Marotti
Hiram Lodge No. 1
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Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 issue, Hiram Lodge #1 has suspended all meetings and activities until further notice. Also be aware that the New Haven Masonic Lodge is closed. We are not taking reservation for any buiding use at this time and have had to cancel any standing reservations. It is regretable that these measures have had to be taken, but we are committed to the health and safety of our members, their families and our community. We'll do our best to reopen as soon as possible. We are using the New Haven Public Schools and City Public Safety officials to measure our actions. It is our hope to reopen when schools start back up. We also hope everyone will be safe and kind out there. Look out for your neighbors and be sure to put into practice all advice from our State and Local officials. Best Wishes to all.
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Hiram Lodge #1 AF & AM meets in the Lodge Building at 285 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Chartered in 1750, we have been a part of the New Haven community for 269 years. We are the oldest lodge in the state and are proud to be a member of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of Connecticut. We, along with over Ninety other lodges in our state are part of the estimated Six Million members of Free Masonry, world wide. Hiram Lodge #1 is a proud member of our New Haven community.
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