Re: Orange Order/UVF
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.