This is the second e-newsletter published by the Committees on Education of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Oklahoma. We continue our format as in our first issue.
Each month we will be exploring a topic which we hope will be of interest to Royal Arch and Cryptic Masons. We will begin each issue with an outline of an educational presentation appropriate for a Chapter or Council stated meeting.
This will be followed by monitorial and encyclopedic instruction complementing the meeting lesson, which members may peruse at their leisure. Also included in each issue will be additional articles, videos, and links to even more information about that month’s topic.
For our second issue, we have chosen to explore the Secret Vault. For our suggested educational presentation, we have chosen a lesson on that portion of the Select Master degree that involves the “Secret Vault Tradition.” And we have turned to Albert Mackey for our monitorial and encyclopedic instruction, including a brief look at the Legend of Enoch.
The esoteric and philosophical aspects of the Secret Vault Tradition are examined in an article by Robert G. Davis and a video by John A. Bridegroom. And we conclude with links to even more information about this month’s topic.
So that’s it for our second issue. We hope that it is enough to maintain your interest for the month. For our next issue in April, we will again explore one of the Chapter degrees. We will return to the Cryptic degrees in May.