What’s New in April?

This is the third 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 two issues.

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 third issue, we have chosen to explore the Royal Arch Banners. For our suggested educational presentation, we have chosen a lesson on that portion of the Royal Arch degree that involves “The Banners.” And we have turned to Bernard Jones for our monitorial instruction and to Albert Mackey for our encyclopedic instruction.

We continue exploring the four symbols on the Royal Arch Banners in an article by Roy A. Wells and dive even deeper into the symbolism in a video presentation by Jaime Paul Lamb. And we conclude with links to even more information about this month’s topic.

So that’s it for our third issue. We hope that it is enough to maintain your interest for the month. For our next issue in May, we will again explore one of the Council degrees. We will return to the Chapter degrees in June.