“UNDERSTANDING ORANGEISM”

“UNDERSTANDING ORANGEISM” To understand Orangeism, a movement which had its origins in the religious and political conflicts of the Europe of the seventeenth century, might well appear to be an impossible task as we enter the twenty-first century. The formation of the Orange Order or the Orange Institution in 1795, one hundred years after William’s Irish campaign, has often been

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The Orange Contribution to the 1798 Commemorations

Who Fears to Speak of ’98 (Ulster History Foundation) The Orange Contribution to the 1798 Commemorations   For anyone to attempt to ‘break new ground’ in and institutional organisation it is difficult enough.  In an Institution like the Orange Order, given its commitment to  “meddle not with them that are given to change:”  (Proverbs 24:21),  it is well  nigh impossible.

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WHAT IS THE ORANGE ORDER?

WHAT IS THE ORANGE ORDER? Brian Kennaway, Convenor of the Education Committee of the Orange Institution, gives us his answer In recent years the high public profile of the Orange Order has raised for many people questions about the true nature of the Institution. There are many misunderstandings of what the Order actually believes and practices and there is therefore

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Orangeism and the 1798 Rebellion

Orangeism and the 1798 Rebellion There may be some misunderstanding as to why the Loyal Orange Institution in Ireland should be commemorating the United Irishmen’s Rebellion of 1798?  This is perhaps because the principles of the Orange Institution have often been deliberately misrepresented to be anti-Catholic.  We are exclusively Protestant but not anti-Catholic as the Basis of the Institution state

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