2023 Triennial Crest

Report of the General Grand Chaplain

General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons, International

Report of the General Grand Chaplain
Submitted by E. Jeffrey Craig, General Grand Chaplain

E. Jeffrey Craig, General Grand Chaplain

Most Puissant Sir,

This triennial we were fortunate in that the Supreme Architect did not call any of our Past Most Puissant General Grand Masters home to that “House Not Made With Hands.” They continue to be readily available to us to lend advice and counsel.

However, it is with a heavy heart that we must advise you of the passing of RPC Carle Jackson  South Central Regional Deputy General Grand Master; MIC Silas M. Wilson, Ambassador to Arkansas; MIC William E. Price, Ambassador to California, and MIC Roy A. Snyder, Ambassador to Colorado; and over 60 Companions and members of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International during this past three years. The roll of their names and Councils is filed in the office of the General Grand Recorder and was not available at the time of the writing of this report as all annual returns had yet to be filed.

All will be well and truly missed.

Unfortunately, due to the time constraints imposed upon us due to the virtual session timing we are unable to hold an appropriate Memorial Service at this Triennial session to celebrate and remember our departed Companions. However, a moment of silence will be held during the virtual sessions in their honor, and all Companions are urged to celebrate them in their own private manner when the time permits.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the honor of having been asked to serve as your General Grand Chaplains for this past General Grand Council triennial.

As your term as Most Puissant General Grand Master comes to an end, may the Blessings of our Gracious Lord go with you for your dedication to our Fraternity, and the Companions in His Service.

In His Service, Grace and Peace,

E. Jeffrey Craig
R.P.C. The Most Reverend E. Jeffrey Craig
General Grand Chaplain

R.P.C. Charles M. Roberts
Assistant General Grand Chaplain

R.P.C. James R. Herrington
Assistant General Grand Chaplain
All of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International