If you can see this message, then you have accepted the invitation sent to you by owl post to join this secret organisation known, for the moment, as the Order of the Phoenix. The intent of this group is to observe and monitor a growing threat in our world, a darkness slowly spreading throughout our villages, our country and even this very school.
I realise that you are all very young, however I also realise your potential as the future of the wizarding world. You have already shown great bravery here at Hogwarts, not to mention intelligence, loyalty and - with a few exceptions - common sense. I have great hope that you can all defend our magical way of life as we know it now, to make certain that no one person is cut down for who they are or where they come from, to prove that blood is no measure of a witch or wizard's power, but rather what they do with that power.
If you have any questions, I urge that you save them for the first meeting of the Order of the Phoenix, to take place in a location to be given to you at a future date. Until then I trust you will not discuss this organisation in your journals or even in public. Please refrain from all mention of the Order outside of its meetings, as the subtle knife is always more deft than the obvious sword.