reply to post by femalepharoe
Considering I am a current member of Lambda Chi Alpha I can tell you it is NOT a masonic fraternity. Sure we have some similarities between symbols
and ideals, as most fraternities typically drew from the only source of information for their rituals, which happened to be....wait for
it......masonic rituals. So yes, you see a set of clasped hands on our Coat of Arms signifying brotherhood and friendship. It does not secretly mean
we are masonic, in fact I am not a mason and do not claim to know any of their secrets. It is not my time to know the answers to those questions, yet.
Unless I choose to take that journey, which I havent
I can tell you exactly where to go if you are interested in ritual symbolism and wish to know more about the history of Lambda Chi Alphas ritual. Our
founder drew upon the Gamma Eta Gamma legal fraternities ritual, The Patrons of Husbandry Ritual (sometime referred to as The Grange, and is a farming
fraternity more than anything else), and after we merged with Theta Kappa Nu in 1939 we absorbed some of their ritualistic ideals and symbols. So you
are very wrong to say that Lambda Chi has any affiliation whatsoever with the Masons, we are very very different.
Let me ask you this, just because Hitler used the swastika as a bad symbol, did it change the historical meaning of the symbol in its original use?
The answer is no. People draw from, and use, similar models to base their own beliefs off of, and that is all Lambda Chi did, borrowed some symbols
for use in their own way, a far cry from being an off-shoot of the Masons. I guess us Lambda Chis want to rule the world too.
Trust me, I am a way better source of information when it comes to my fraternity then some link on some page that I cant even read to verify. I have
all of our history books, even the unpublished ones, and I know all about my societies history, all the way back from 1909. In fact I make it my
business to know as much about my fraternity as I possibly can, as my intentions are to either write or co-author our 125 year history book. So i make
it my business to know what I am talking about, do you speak from the same experience?
Its awfully easy to spout off incorrect ramblings when you have no real life first hand experience, and now that first hand person is here to show you
the error of your ways
And as I was just looking at my Coat of Arms I see several symbols that only go to show we chose what our founders thought were the best symbols to
espouse our ideals. Maybe we liked the camaraderie that the masonic brotherhood had to offer so we chose to reflect it by having clasped hands of
friendship on our shield. We also have a Cross with a Crescent through it, an Aladdin style lamp, a knights helmet, crossed swords, the balance of
judgement, a lion rampant holding a white rose, a crown, and a bible with an inscription. So I guess we are a Christian Society of Judgmental Knightly
Arabian Kings, at least thats what you would ASSume based off of our symbols without asking. Educate yourself, just google Lambda Chi Alpha Coat of
and here is our ritual for obtaining new members which covers the topic of our coat of arms pretty well, also