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jangle1231
10-10-2011, 06:10 AM
A question for you all.
I have searched for quite some time without finding any answers.
I know of a ceremony for the dead Orangeman/UVF member, which is colloqialy called the colour party.
However, I would like to know exactly what this involves?
From what I understand this is done the day/night before the funeral where the dead person is toasted and items are placed within the coffin.
Does anybody have any more detail on this?

Thanks.

KSigMason
10-16-2011, 02:18 AM
Are you referring to the Orange Lodge?

Here is an article on them from the Masonic Dictionary website (http://www.masonicdictionary.com/orange.html)

Perry87
10-18-2011, 03:22 AM
Sorry never heard of that. It may be related and influenced by Freemasonry. Symbolic of the holocaust to the Lord (as they did in the Temple of Solomon)?

Violet described Arc ceremony, Tony Gray in his book "The Orange Order," discloses that a Frank A. Preble from Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, while initiated was "burned on the chest with a branding iron, which gave him the injury was first in ten days."

I know this does not answer the questions What a coincidence, but burned the proceedings - which do not experience the occult / esoteric as (symbolic death), and then symbolically Reborn after initiations.