A Cryptic Mason is a
Companion who has been exalted to the Holy Royal Arch, and to make his
knowledge of the Royal Art more complete he is greeted a Royal Master. He
learns something of the Alpha, and something of the Omega, the beginning
and the end.
Being faithful to his
trust and diligent in the discharge of his duties to G-d, his country, his
neighbor and himself, he passes the Summit of Ancient Craft Masonry, by
being entrusted with the Cardinal Virtues of a Select Master - Secrecy and
As an Ish-Sodi, he
dangerously learns through curious zeal, that Justice swiftly calls, but
Mercy boldly answers. Leaving him with the realization "that embodied
within the Crypt lies the Soul of Freemasonry."