What’s New in April?

This is the fifteenth 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 fourteen 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 fifteenth issue, we have chosen to explore the Words and Signs of the Masters of the Veils. For our suggested educational presentation, we have chosen a lesson on that portion of the Royal Arch degree that involves its “Words of the Masters of the Veils.” And we have turned to Albert Mackey for our monitorial and encyclopedic instruction.

We continue our exploration with a version of the “Historical Lecture” traditionally given during the conferral of the Royal Arch degree in many jurisdictions and a video presentation “The Ark of the Covenant – Masonic or Not?” presented by Bro. Ian Currans. And we conclude with links to even more information about this month’s topic.

So that’s it for our fifteenth 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.