ORNAN Newsletter

Feb 2001


What's new?
What's hot?
Masonic Education!
More Masonic Education!! 
Final words


Hello Brothers and Sisters!

Another well month for all I hope.  We have 15 new articles for your reading this month... and you thought the articles last month kept you busy.  We were busy the past couple of months with updates to the MasonicCD, which was finished this past weekend.  This new version is "MasonicCD Version 6.0".   The following revisions:  MCD can be run from the CD-ROM or from the hard drive using the Self-installer; all new auto run includes an option for lodges (who purchase the CD) to include their website; the top of the  is printed using a "professional" CD printer to give a new design, look and feel.  The new CD is available now for the low price of  $14.95 (plus $5.00 shipping/handling - includes priority mail service)!     

What's new?

The decision was made to move forward with the Masonic test CD.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the voting.  The Masonic test CD will be available by August 2001 at http://www.masoniccd.com .

If you want to be kept abreast of the developments of the Masonic test CD, please sign up for the Ornan monthly newsletter at http://www.4masonry.com/newsletter  .   

More information will be available by June 2001.  For further questions, please contact: jtm@4masonry.com  or use the contact page.  

What's hot?

Lex from Paul Drayton Lodge #9 put together a forum discussion board for people of color, one being for the brothers to build and grow fellowship and reach out over the world.  It will take a pass to gain interest in to such, Lex used a guide at the door to show each brother the spelling:  the pass. 2bc.      http://pub44.ezboard.com/blackdiscovery (copy and paste link)

Masonic Education!

A quick look:  How does one become a Mason?

Well, to answer this in a short amount of time, I'll give you the low down facts without all the bells and whistles.  To become a Master Mason you will have to ask a Master Mason, because a Master Mason will never ask you to join Freemasonry.  If you know a Mason then this article ends here.  What if you don't know a Master Mason?  Well, you will have to find a lodge to support you.  You can do this by looking in the phone book under one of the following: societies, lodges, Freemasonry, Fraternal organizations, etc.,  until you find a lodge.  A little hint: There are differences in lodges... in most cases (not all) you will find in America that there are white lodges and black lodges (Note: In some white and black lodges there are members of different colors). No matter which you call  a BROTHER will help you and guide you to submitting your application.  read here about the application .  There are certain qualifications you will have to meet (being of legal age, for example), but I'm sure when you call a Brother will explain.

More Masonic Education!!
3rd light

Two pillars




Art of Tubal-cain

Masonic myths

The mystery degrees

Moral Teachings of Freemasonry


Mists of antiquity 

The great schism


Compassess or Compass?

Masonic light

Final words
The GAOTU has blessed us to see another month... are you grateful?

Until next month...

Fraternally and Sincerely,

Past Master Mathews