What’s New in September?

This is the twentieth 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 nineteen 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 twentieth issue, we have chosen to explore various aspects of the symbolism of the Past Master degree. For our suggested educational presentation, we have chosen a lesson on that portion of the Past Master degree that involves its “Lecture, Charge, & Symbolism.” And we have turned to Albert Mackey for our monitorial and encyclopedic instruction.

We continue our exploration with a Short Talk Bulletin from 1931 on “The Past Master” and a video presentation “George Washington and Free Masonry” featuring Mark Tabbert. And we conclude with links to even more information about this month’s topic.

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