What’s New in July?

This is the eighteenth 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 seventeen 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 eighteenth issue, we have chosen to explore various aspects of the symbolism of the Royal Arch degree. For our suggested educational presentation, we have chosen a lesson on that portion of the Royal Arch degree that involves its “Symbolism.” And we have turned to Albert Mackey for our monitorial and encyclopedic instruction.

We continue our exploration with an paper by Bernard E. Jones on “The Tau and the Triple Tau” and a video presentation “The Meaning of the Royal Arch Ritual – Is There One? Aspects of the Wizard of Oz!” by Michael Kearsley. And we conclude with links to even more information about this month’s topic.

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