Orange Order Degrees and Rituals
Here we exclusively reveal and expose in full detail – the mystical internal rituals, secrets, workings and degrees of the Orange Order. Such is exposed to show the innate esoteric nature of Orangeism (the Orange Order).
First degree: The Orange Degree
Second degree: The Plain (or small) Purple Degree
This degree was abolished by the Orange Order in Scotland as its second degree in 1902 and was replaced with the Royal Arch Purple degree. Many other Orange juristictions have since followed suit.
Third degree: “Royal” Arch Purple Degree
This degree is an integral part of the Orange Order worldwide apart from Ireland where it belongs to a separate yet inextricably linked organisation called the Royal Arch Purple Chapter. However, 95% of Irish Orangemen today are initiated through this neo-Masonic degree. The Royal Arch Purple Ritual itself has largely replaced the Plain Purple as the second degree within Orangeism although it exists in England as the third degree (behind the Orange and Plain Purple degrees). It is worth noting that this ritualistic degree is owned by the much smaller Independent Orange Institution (like the Grand Lodge of England) as its third degree.
The Royal Arch Purple degree
A Biblical Analysis of the Royal Arch Purple degree
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