What’s New in May?

This is the fourth 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 three 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 fourth issue, we have chosen to explore Adoniram, who is first introduced to us in the Royal Master degree. For our suggested educational presentation, we have chosen a lesson on that portion of the Royal Master degree that involves “Adoniram.” And we have turned to Albert Mackey for our monitorial instruction.

For our encyclopedic instruction, we return to Albert Mackey for a discussion of Adonhiramite Freemasonry. We continue our exploration with an article by Edgar Jones, which speculates on the origins of Adoniram, and a video presentation The Hero’s Quest: Secrets of the Cryptic Rite by Robert G. Davis. And we conclude with links to even more information about this month’s topic.

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