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  1. Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Twelfth Resolutions 2016 FIRST RESOLUTION: - THE FAITH The Lord Jesus Christ declared “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” As Protestants we affirm the Reformation principle that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone. We deplore the efforts of those in positions of authority who not only tolerate, but actively promote, immorality and injustice. While these actions cause grief and pain to many who would live according to the Word of God, they are far more serious in that they are an attack on God himself. We recognise that the only remedy for sin, whether it be in society or in the individual, is to be found in in Christ alone. Therefore, we urge all to repent of sin, to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, the only redeemer of sinners, and to live lives for the glory of God and for the good of our fellow men. SECOND RESOLUTION: - LOYALTY That we, the Orangemen assembled at ……………………………………………in commemoration of the 326th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne do hereby reaffirm our devotion and loyalty to the Throne and Person of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Her other Realms, Defender of The Faith. We note that on September 9, 2015, Her Majesty the Queen became the longest serving British monarch. We reflect on a reign which has been marked with dignity and service to her people and express our profound indebtedness to her for that service, which has been outstanding and inspirational. We also especially congratulate Her Majesty this year on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The Institution also appreciates the continuing role played by the other members of the Royal Family and expresses thanks and appreciation to them all. We express our thanks to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, for including a visit to the birthplace of the Institution, the Museum of Orange Heritage at Loughgall, in the recent Royal Visit to Northern Ireland. THIRD RESOLUTION: - THE STATE As an Institution we take time this year to remember all those who gave their lives in the defence of freedom and democracy at the Battle of the Somme. As an Orange family we are mindful of the thousands of Orangemen and others who served King and Country during the 141 days of this epic struggle. We especially remember those Orangemen who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice on the First and Second of July as part of the 36th Ulster Division. This year also marks the midway point in significant anniversaries associated with the Great War. We use this opportunity to remember all those who had the courage and conviction to serve in the Great War. As we remember thousands of Orangemen who served in the name of liberty and toleration in 1916, we are also mindful and saddened by continued opposition to our celebrations and facilities in this modern liberal democratic age. Such intolerance must cease. Orangemen have always been at the forefront in defending and maintaining our constitutional democracy, whether that has been on the battlefields of two World Wars or closer to home in our own land. We remain utterly determined to uphold liberty, toleration and constructional democracy in the face of those who would oppose such freedom. 
  2. Resolutions 2016.     Resolution 1 - LOYALTY   We the members of the Independent Loyal Orange Institution assembled on the 326th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, return thanks to Almighty God for his preservation and deliverance in times past and for those who have defended our civil and religious liberties.  Once again our institution declares our steadfast loyalty to the British Throne and Constitution and re-affirms our continued resolve to support and defend the Protestant religion, the Laws of the Realm, the legislative Union and the succession to the Throne in the House of Windsor, it being Protestant.    We congratulate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd on recently celebrating her 90th birthday and wish her health, happiness and many more years to reign over us.   Resolution 2. Somme.    In this year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme when many young men of all faiths and none from this Island paid the supreme sacrifice so we could enjoy the freedom we now hold so dear. We must never forget the sacrifice  these men made in defence of our country.    RESOLUTION 3– THE LORD’S DAY.   We reiterate our  continued belief in the divine authority and perpetual obligation of the Christian Sabbath. We reject Sabbath desecration at all levels of society and call upon the Protestant people to remember their heritage and the God of their fathers by honouring the Lord’s Day.   RESOLUTION 4 – Social issues   We, the members of the Independent Loyal Orange institution remain deeply concerned with the erosion of the institution of marriage as appointed by God and call upon the legislative assembly at Stormont to continue to ensure the status Quo remains. We also remain totally opposed to any dilution of the laws concerning abortion. RESOLUTION 5 – Constitution The Independent Loyal Orange Institution has been constitutionally unionist and democratic in its structures and beliefs.  We return thanks to Almighty God for the principles of Orangeism and place on record our firm determination to continue the noble work begun by the pioneers of the Independent Loyal Orange Institution in 1903. While we wish to maintain our distinctiveness and our witness, we desire to continue the development of fraternal bonds of friendship within the Orange family. We believe that unity within the Orange family helps to defend and promote the Protestant faith, the Union with Great Britain, and our right to celebrate our rich heritage and culture. Our motto as ever is,     PROTESTANTISM NOT POLITICS, PRINCIPLES NOT PARTY, MEASURES NOT MEN.     No Surrender.     God save Our Queen    
  3. RESOLUTION 1 - LOYALTY We the members of the Independent Loyal Orange Institution assembled on the 325th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, return thanks to Almighty God for his preservation and deliverance in times past and for those who have defended our civil and religious liberty.  Once again our institution declares our steadfast loyalty to the British Throne and Constitution and re-affirms our continued resolve to support and defend the Protestant religion, the Laws of the Realm, the legislative Union and the succession to the Throne in the House of Windsor, it being Protestant. We thank the members of the royal family for their visits to Northern Ireland and look forward to many more in the future. We congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their second child Princess Charlotte.   In this year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the departure of the 36th Ulster division to England to complete their training prior to secondment to France to take part in the battle of the Somme and other WW1 Battles. We also remember those who gave their lives in the defence of freedom and paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their Monarch and country and pay tribute to all those who have served and continue to serve in Her Majesty’s forces. RESOLUTION 2 – THE LORD’S DAY. As an institution we believe in the divine authority and perpetual obligation of the Christian Sabbath. We reject Sabbath desecration at all levels of society and call upon the Protestant people to remember their heritage and the God of their fathers by honouring the Lord’s Day.  RESOLUTION 3 – THE PROTESTANT RELIGION. In this the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of John Huss, A man whose sermons were later an inspiration to some of great reformers with whom  we continue to stand in declaring the bible  alone, grace alone, faith alone and Christ alone as the tenets of our faith.  RESOLUTION 4 – Social issues We, the members of the Independent Loyal Orange institution remain deeply concerned with the erosion of the institution of marriage as appointed by God and call upon the legislative assembly at Stormont to continue to ensure the legal definition of marriage in Northern Ireland is preserved and maintained. In addition we call upon our legislators to ensure protection to the right of conscience is enshrined within current equalities legislation. RESOLUTION 5 – Constitution The Independent Loyal Orange Institution has been constitutionally unionist and democratic in its structures and beliefs.  We return thanks to Almighty God for the principles of Orangeism and place on record our firm determination to continue the noble work begun by the pioneers of the Independent Loyal Orange Institution in 1903. While we wish to maintain our distinctiveness and our witness, we desire to continue the development of fraternal bonds of friendship within the Orange family. We believe that unity within the Orange family helps to defend and promote the Protestant faith, the Union with Great Britain, and our right to celebrate our rich heritage and culture. Our motto as ever is,  PROTESTANTISM NOT POLITICS, PRINCIPLES NOT PARTY, MEASURES NOT MEN. God save Our Queen  
  4. FIRST RESOLUTION - THE FAITH As members of the Loyal Orange Institution we give thanks to God for His salvation, planned by God the Father, purchased by God the Son by His substitutionary sacrifice on Calvary and applied to sinners by the work of the Holy Spirit. As Bible-believing Protestants we declare that while salvation is received by faith alone, it leads to a life of humble obedience to the law of God. We regret the increasing opposition to God's Word and the determination to deprive Christians of their liberty. We call on all Orangemen to stand fast and to live lives that glorify God. SECOND RESOLUTION - LOYALTY That we, the Orangemen do hereby reaffirm our devotion and loyalty to the Throne and Person of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We note that on September 9, 2015, DV, Her Majesty the Queen will become the longest serving British monarch. We reflect on a reign which has been marked with dignity and service to her people and express our profound indebtedness to her. The Institution also appreciates the role played by the other members of the Royal Family and expresses thanks. We congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the recent birth of Princess Charlotte. THIRD RESOLUTION - THE STATE We cherish the Union. We welcome the outcome of the Scottish Referendum of September 2014. We urge our political representatives to stand firm. We are mindful of brethren subject to attacks on their property and attempts to prevent their parades. We call on those who protest against us to show tolerance. We remind everyone that peaceful protest remains our best means of opposition. In this 40th anniversary year of the massacre of five Orangemen at Tullyvallen in County Armagh we bring to mind all our brethren who lost their lives through terrorism. They will not be forgotten. As we look to the centenary of the Somme, we are reminded of the sacrifice many Orange brethren made during the First World War. We pledge to commemorate them with pride and dignity in 2016.
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