What’s New in December?

This is the twenty-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 twenty-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 twenty-third issue, we have chosen to explore a fundamental symbol of the Mark Master degree. For our suggested educational presentation, we have chosen a lesson on the “The Keystone” from that degree. And we have turned to Albert Mackey for our monitorial and encyclopedic instruction.

We continue our exploration with an article on “The Scriptures and Royal Arch Ritual” by Everett R. Turnbull and Ray V. Denslow and a series of two video presentations on the Links between the Craft, Mark and Royal Arch presented by Tony Harvey. And we conclude with links to even more information about this month’s topic.

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