ORNAN Newsletter

      August  2001


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


Hello Brothers, Sisters, and friends.  July saw the last drawing for the Masonic TestCD.  The winner was: Brother Combs, Jerusalem #9 Grand Lodge of Kentucky F&AM.

We wanted to thank all Brothers and Sisters who participated in the event.  It was truly a joy to see the online Masonic community support for the give-a-way.  Information about the Masonic TestCD can be found at: MasonicCD.com.


What's new?

The Masonic TestCD will not be out in Aug 2001 as anticipated.  Due to some major problems we decided to scale back the TestCD until late September or early October.  Some "problems" included the need to build a new computer, including additional features on the TestCD, etc.   We refuse to rush this product  - quality work is our first goal.   
What's hot?

The Masonic Service Association of North America
( http://www.msana.com )

The Masonic Service Association of North America (MSANA) was formed in 1919 to provide services to its member Grand Lodges that they would find difficult to provide for themselves.  They provide the following services to the Masonic Community: Disaster Relief, Education/Information Publications, Hospital Visitation Program, and much more. 

(Editor note: MSANA provided most of the articles you find on this and other Masonic websites.  The articles are available largely because the MSANA does not copyright the articles.  I would strongly suggest everyone to support the MSANA - through donations - if you enjoy the vast amount of learning tools they make available to the Masonic Community)

Masonic Education!

Truth is a divine attribute, and the foundation of every virtue.  To be good and true are the first lessons we are taught in Masonry.  On this theme we contemplate, and by its dictates endeavor to regulate our conduct; hence while influenced by this principle, hypocrisy and deceit are unknown among us, sincerity and plain-dealing distinguish us, and the heart and tongue join in promoting each other's welfare, and rejoicing in each other's prosperity.

(Duncan's Ritual complete)

More Masonic Education!!
A world of priorities

Earthquake in Japan - Masonic charity

Give them proper instructions

Five Masonic thoughts

Living role

Masonic writing - how to

Masonry and the Statue of Liberty


Take me as I take you

The master key

Final words
Congratulations to Brother Byron E. Hams for his appointment in June 2001 as  Web Master for The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America & Its Jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliation, Inc. and The General Conference Grand Chapters, Holy Royal Arch Masons of the United States, Inc, Prince Hall Affiliation.

The General Conference Grand Chapters site is at: http://hariam.org/GCGC/

The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar is at: http://hariam.org/GEKT/

If you have time drop by and give them a look.

Until next month...

Fraternally and Sincerely,

Past Master Mathews