Message From Most Worshipful Donald E. Rosenberry
Grand Master of Masons of Delaware
Welcome to the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Delaware
Thank you for visiting our web site. For centuries, Freemasons have been an integral part of the communities in which they live, through the practice of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Freemasonry is the largest and oldest fraternal organization in the world, and has existed in the State of Delaware since 1806; with Brother Gunning Bedford, Jr. as our first Grand Master of Masons in Delaware.
Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 Masonic Year, and my sincere thanks in allowing me to serve as your Grand Master. I have put together a Grand Staff of Masons that have never served before in this capacity, and it is my hope, that with your support, we will prove to be a Grand Staff that merits your highest esteem.
My theme this year is “Blue Lodge – Gateway to Masonry”, and I am challenging all lodges in Delaware to focus on our future, by increasing awareness in our communities, increasing membership, and continuing our efforts on member retention. We will be working very closely with the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction and their Path Forward initiative “Not Just A Man – A Mason”©. Let us not forget that our “Blue Lodges” (the Masonic Lodges that we join) are the stepping stone in seeking entry into other Appendant and Concordant Bodies of Freemasonry; it is important that we have a thriving and growing foundation.
If you are a Mason, we hope that you find our web site to be a useful tool for improving your knowledge, improving the flow of information from the Grand Lodge to you, and providing contact information for the Grand Lodge and Grand Lodge Programs. If you are a non-Mason, we hope that our web site will assist you in learning about Freemasonry and how to contact our Grand Lodge here in Delaware.
Donald E. Rosenberry