What’s New in January?

This is the twenty-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 twenty-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 twenty-fourth issue, we have chosen to explore a fundamental symbol of Freemasonry. For our suggested educational presentation, we have chosen a lesson on that portion of the Royal Arch degree that examines “The True Word.” And we have turned to Albert Mackey for our monitorial and encyclopedic instruction.

We continue our exploration with a paper by Bernard E. Jones on “The Ineffable Name” and a video presentation “The Tetragrammaton (Lost Word)” by Robert H. Johnson. And we conclude with links to even more information about this month’s topic.

So that’s it for our twenty-fourth issue. We hope that it is enough to maintain your interest for the month.