DeMolay teaching the values of parental love, reverence, courtesy, comradeship, fidelity, cleanness and patriotism. Many of these values are presented to young men in the private ceremonies of the organization. DeMolay also has several public ceremonies that teach those outside the organization about the values learned in DeMolay.
These public ceremonies are educational and entertaining. They can complement your Masonic Education presentations, Master’s and Warden’s dinner, Ladies’ Night or other special event. Best of all, they are presented by active DeMolays and provide them with an excellent opportunity to practice public speaking skills they can use in the future. Below you will find more information about the public ceremonies offered by DeMolay.
Ceremony of Light
The Ceremony of Light is a short ceremony, best suited for inside a Lodge room, that summarizes the basic teachings of DeMolay. Through the presentation, an active DeMolay explains the seven cardinal virtues of a DeMolay, which are love of parents, reverence, courtesy, comradeship, fidelity, cleanness and patriotism. These bulwarks are the light to offer guidance for young men. This ceremony is well-suited for any meeting held in a Masonic lodge, particularly as part of a Masonic Education program.
The Flower Talk is a short ceremony dedicated to motherly love. Through the presentation, an active DeMolay explains the importance of mothers in our daily lives. In a chapter, this ceremony may be presented to young men after they are inducted into the organization. At the end of the ceremony, each new member is asked to take a flower to remind him of his mother’s love. This ceremony is well-suited for Ladies’ nights and Valentine’s Day presentations.
If you are interested in having a DeMolay perform one of these public ceremonies, please contact Dad Paul Jones at 919-520-3042 or email Dad Jones.