The Royal Black Institution


Rev. Canon Brian T. Blacoe is former Deputy Grand Chaplain of the Royal Black Institution. He resigned from the order on biblical grounds a numbers of years ago.

The concern of the author in this detailed and comprehensive study of the teaching of the Royal Black Preceptory is to uphold the clarity and integrity of the Word of God in matters of faith. At the heart of his concern are the words of Jesus as recorded in St Mark 7:1-13 in which Jesus contrasts the Word of God with the tradition of the Jewish religion as upheld and taught by the Scribes and Pharisees. Jesus exact words are “Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that” (verse 13).

It is clear from the teaching of the 12 degrees (the 11 initiatory degrees and the 12th retrospective degree) that lie at the heart of the Royal Black Preceptory tradition that in its interpretation of the text of the Bible in defence of the Reformed and Protestant Faith, there is the interpolation of non-biblical material largely dependent on the teaching of Freemasonry and other sources associated with e.g. the Knights Templar. The inclusion and impact of teaching from these sources negates the Word of God, masking and distorting its truth.

To the honest enquirer this book will be a challenge that will test his or her understanding of Scripture and the application of its teaching in the ‘Black’ tradition in claiming to uphold the Protestant Faith.

Read a detailed exposure:

Irish News

Secrets of Royal Black Institution revealed (Irish News report on Inside the Royal Black Institution – 17th September 2009)

Banbridge Chronicle

Macabre rituals detailed in book (Banbridge Chronicle story on Inside the Royal Black Institution, 16th Sept 2009)
Black Response to this story by prominent County Down Blackman Drew Nelson (who is also Secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland)
Royal Black response by Sir Knight Drew Nelson
Full Evangelical Truth response to Blackman Drew Nelson

Roy Garland (Irish News)

Roy Garland (Irish News) response to book – “Fundamentalists, not Jesuits, infiltrated the loyal orders”

John Coulter (Irish Daily Star)

John Coulter (Irish Daily Star) claims this book is “the best piece of anti-Protestant propaganda since the notorious Proclamation of the 1916 Easter Rising” ( 1st December 2009)

Reviews of Inside the Royal Black Institution from Rev. Canon Brian T. Blacoe (former Deputy Grand Chaplain of the Royal Black Institution), Malcolm McClughan (former Royal Black Lecturer) and David Carson (Chairman of the United Protestant Council).

A book for Blackmen to seriously consider by Cecil Andrew of Take Heed Ministries.

The Black Oath

The Royal Black Institution and British Israelism

Protestant/Evangelical opposition to the Loyal Orders

United Protestant Council initial report into the Royal Black Institution application
United Protestant Council exhaustive report into the Royal Black Institution application
The Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland report on Loyal Orders
A Theological Report by the Church of Ireland – on the RBI
United Protestant Council reject Royal Black Institution
Reformed Presbyterian Church and the Orange Order
The Covenanter Witness (Reformed Presbyterian)
The Burning Bush – A Publication by Rev Ivan Foster, a Free Presbyterian minister.
Baptist Magazine
Rev. Norman W McAuley (Presbyterian Church in Ireland)
Independent Methodist Pastor Paul Johnston
The English Churchman (Rev Dr Paul Ferguson)
Church of Ireland General Synod Sub Committee
Ulster Christian
Take Heed Ministries (Cecil Andrew)
British Churchman (Johnny Larner)

Bible-believing former members renouncing the Loyal Orders

Former Royal Black Deputy Grand Chaplain (Rev. Canon Brian T. Blacoe)
Former Royal Black Lecturer, Orange Worshipful Master and Royal Arch Purple Worshipful Master (Malcolm McClughan)
United Protestant Council Chairman (David Carson)
Former County Down Orange Treasurer, Worshipful Master, Deputy Master, and Chaplain – Jackson Blakely
Former County Londonderry Orange and Royal Arch Purpleman Andrew Evans
Former County Armagh Orange, Royal Arch Purple and (Red Cross) Blackman Alex Newell
Former County Tyrone Orange Chaplain and Orange/Small Purple Lecturer Paul Stewart (also former Red Cross Blackman)