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General Grand Recorder's March 2020 Update
Stephen A. Balke
General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

Stephen A. Balke
Stephen A. Balke
General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

Greetings Companions!

I hope this finds you well! Though many of us are under some level of self or other quarantine to adhere to social distancing guidelines or orders, I encourage you always look for the silver lining. Illustrious Companion Will has an article that encourages us to keep Masonry in our lives even when we are not meeting in person, so please take a look at it!

Our office will continue to be open. As we are able to work from home, we are within our Governor's mandate, and are fielding as many email and telephone communications, fulfilling as many orders, and answering as many questions as is possible. We are also continuing our work on our several projects. If you have questions, please contact us - if you don't hear back right away, please be patient. There is a great deal of communication right now and we are working diligently to respond as soon as possible.

The General Grand Master also attended some things to control the spread of the virus:

  • Limit your gatherings, official or unoffical, to no more than 10 Companionsn.
  • Maintain a physical separation/distance of at least 3 feet.
  • Make no physical contact with another Companion.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cover any sneezes or coughs with your elbow or a tissue and dispose of any tissues immediately.
  • If you feel sick or have any symptoms of this or any ohter virus, stay at home and do not risk the exposure of any other Companions.

The Edict can be downloaded here: https://www.crypticmasons.org/pdf/ggm-edict-47-1.pdf

We all look forward to when we can gather in unity with our Companions, but the best way to make that safe is to be patient and practical in the short term so that it actually stays "short". Look for some new opportunities to gather electronically during this "respite" from in person events.

This article has been put together in order to give you some ideas on where to direct your Masonice energies during this challenging time: https://www.crypticmasons.org/9-news/236-staying-engaged-masonically-through-covid-19

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