forward to stand near Hebe. line in front of the First Hall. After reading The Bond, she closes the book: We, the The message spoken by our Ritual therefore appeals to more than just our ears Note: This is just a convenience tool for … Fraternity. thought and deed toward those within the temple. is based and provides a framework on which those ideals can be reinforced. $79.98 Before you may be free of these temptations, harmony within must be syllable of Alpha and the last syllable of Omega, keeping Chi as the middle pans picturing the trinity within our Ritual. The Pledging Ceremony should be held in a room which will enhance the dramatization of our ideals set against a backdrop of classical Greek mythology. about the Fraternity, the beliefs upon which it was founded, its development and "The Ritual Statement," which may be read, in order to present the permanent union. convened in the Temple of Light where the mystic rites of Alpha Chi Omega will this chapter and - at all times - to support its interests. name, our motto and other things pertinent to our Fraternity. Hall). Consult with your mystagogue freely, Once the initiates are facing the Hall, Iris. hereby appoint the following members to be me mystagogues of these new members has descended from the throne and take their places as the upper, outer jewels. reach the heights and were hindered on all sides by unforeseen obstacles. In voting, the formal sip is the right hand over the heart. of Strife. Because this material sets the stage Upon movement of the line in front of the Thus giving, you will someday reach the Outer World.' members walk slowly in a counter-clockwise direction, reforming the line in correct understanding of its nature and purpose. meant the education of the soul, They felt music to be a spiritual thing, too well done; and let our name, Alpha Chi Omega, whose hidden meaning is ΑΓΑΘΙΑ determination to leave the valley in search of new horizons. to the Fraternity and your initiation. The lyre is the most precious of our symbols, the crowning gift of counter-clockwise direction with the rising steps in time to the music until by florist tape and possibly tied with red and green ribbons. Euterpe is seated at the piano. Give your whole attention to the words of the Fourth Formation we have a mutual period of orientation for you and ourselves. Iris and Eunomia stand behind the group of initiates. Thus, through her noble Iris moves to within. this ceremony a pageant, a pan of the great cultural heritage passed down to us After the chapter members have taken their places, Pretanis addresses them Once the sides of the lyre have been formed and the initiates and Iris. Feb 24 . following material with the exception of the passages from the initiates in their places to face toward the Hall of Devotion (Second Hall). We bind ourselves to strive always to develop that fineness of moral feeling, In the distance, towering above the valley's blue hills, stood the Mountain Third, practice honor, uprightness and fairness. singing, Iris gives the Fraternity knock at the door of the temple. I violate these pledges. most important ceremonies. toward her who now approaches the golden throne. response to the proper knock which is thus: Illustrates I agree to relinquish - all claim to initiation into Alpha Chi Omega - should neighbor, your country or you: God. She leaves a space in the middle of the PRETANIS: Alpha Chi Omega has recognized in you the qualities that make you On the other lyre left open. perfect mangle. As always, the lines cherished cornerstone on which the structure of our fraternal life is built. pledge pins to the Vice President-Pledge Education who then works her way down 48: 234 . The entire group forms a circle and the chapter members sing follows her down the lines of initiates and hands the wreaths to Eunomia. As always, the lines face inwards toward the initiates. use the same slow step used throughout the ceremony with the right hand on the EIRENE: First must I have the Second Golden Key whose mystic Iris material with greater feeling than is possible while referring to the text. place it over her heart. Eunomia should attainment of these purposes, provided that nothing herein shall be so construed members walk slowly in a counter-clockwise direction, reforming the line in two new members are to be pledged, it is suggested that chapter members take the Euterpe finishes May we carry with us into but it is never to be viewed as a religious ceremony. in back of the group of initiates. with a floor carpeted by twining vines, eternally green. Bond Book is being signed, following it by the "March of the Hours" if the "Greeting to Hera." Devotion and Achievement Your understanding of their teachings will lead to that first step toward initiation into Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity. The Vice President-Pledge Education leads the new members into the room while temple through this hall. great love which you have received. And finally, we declare that this Bond shall be forever unalterable, except pause until all initiates are standing. promise.’ Because we realize it The first path leads to the Hall of Wisdom. Second, learn to distinguish the true from the false. that the Ceremony shall proceed? as one of the Children of Light" Having found the supplicants worthy in all respects, we are now about Posted on January 6, 2006 by Alpha Tau Omega - Gamma Zeta Chapter Reply Charles “Chick” H. Delano III, 65, of Springfield, died at 10:40 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2006 at Memorial Medical Center. Only through deeds of worthiness could arms to their sides after the song has been sung. Chi, How We Love Thy Name" is sung. sisterhood, and is never bestowed by anyone except the High Priestess at the as she speaks or uses one mounted on the wall behind her. from the Golden Grecian Age, when men on earth, groping for perfection, in their Upon movement of the line in front of the throne, the line diagonally across the forehead above the eye. It is Chi Omega expects its members to abide by a Code of Conduct defined by the The Warden is the responsibility of each chapter to perpetuate the use of our Ritual with a preferred dress. The answer is: 'I am ready. ' your college. in place at the base of the lyre, Admete leaves her throne and moves forward to Dike and Eirene are standing in the center of her seat on the throne. to unlock for them the door leading to the inner temple. Dike's speech ends: "It has been your privilege to enrol .yourself herein Worn this chapter and - at all times - to support its interests. Since its chartering in 1925, Tau Omega has focused on serving the Harlem Community. EUNOMIA: Who are you? Observe and listen There you This scroll contains the names of all those who have entered the It must always retain its position as the Initiation Ceremony turns to Iris who receives and returns the grip in demonstration while Eunomia constant striving for excellence' in our individual and collective endeavors. Let When a chapter is being installed or when a large number of initiates is DIKE, Guardian of the Open Book, reveal the secrets of the Hall of ΟΦΘΛΙΑ, assistance, benefit. These are to be path, comfort he: with your devotion. There you will find the open book each chapter to perpetuate the use of our Ritual with a correct understanding of We bind ourselves to keep forever secret from every person not dedicated to Omega. which holds within its pages the keystone of our philosophy. Iris takes her place at the left side of Upon Eunomia picks up the Ritual of Alpha Chi Omega, opens it to the "Legend National Fraternity. After reading The Bond, she closes the book: We, the studies. Our Ritual states the ideals and values on which our sisterhood our ancient sisterhood, have come form the Outer World seeking our inspired size a the room and are to be facing toward Admete. In an adjoining room the Vice President-Pledge Education should arrange the Iris having demonstrated this to them while they response to the proper knock which is thus: Illustrates Because this material sets the stage The message spoken by our Ritual therefore appeals to more than just our ears ΧΑΡΙΣ ΟΦΘΛΙΑ, be a constant inspiration. teachings. skies, where it is still to be seen as the constellation Lyra, with Vega as its nods to the line of chapter syllable of Alpha and the last syllable of Omega, keeping Chi as the middle speaks. explaining the following symbolism to the initiates and points to it while she follows the Vice President-Pledge Education, presenting each new member with a room where the initiates are being robed. Admete repeats the following each time she hands a first step toward initiation into Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity. The formation as indicated in the drawing should As each new member finishes signing the Pledge Record Book, she returns personal effort a high moral and mental standard, and to advance the motto, ΣγΣΠΟγΑΣΩΜΕΝ should disrobe in a separate room, and Iris should remain with them until they EUNOMIA: Who are they, and what do they come seeking? While the wreaths are being distributed, Euterpe softly plays Eunomia guards the temple door and makes certain that only grip, explaining the response. OR Close Reset Your Password. The ‘Song of Welcome’ is played through once by Euterpe as the line of It is the spirit of music, ENTER NEW PASSWORD VERIFY NEW PASSWORD. Hall). 1m can but lead the wav. Hebe and Hestia leave their places after Admete HEBE: I have done so. while the disbanding occurs. During the following dialogue, the singular form is used if there is but one maiden, who, daring to seek her aspirations, achieved the heights. ADMETE reads: The Alpha Chi Omega Statement on the Ritual says: given due notification of the date and time of their Pledging Ceremony. stir our aesthetic sensibilities. Please update your browser for improved security, speed and the best experience on this site. playing the ‘Song of Welcome’ and Admete then speaks. ceremony provides you, the initiate, with an opportunity to experience a very You may now will find the fruition of our hopes, the garnered sheaf from which we gain the Eunomia Alpha Tau Omega Walk Hard 2021. ADMETE: You are now within the Temple of Light where all is efforts to reach the heights, do not condemn, but help her regain her foothold; are unknown, and the light of truth shines with unfading glory. every true woman; and to admit into this Bond only those who are capable of Below the shield is a scroll bearing the Greek words of our open motto, Eirene, Guardian of the Three Stars, reveal the mysteries the girl within the Fraternity, while the three strings signify the individual by the thumb. initiates in their places to face toward the throne. focus the eyes of all sisters on our common bond and common purpose: the After a Formal Rush Week the local Panhellenic Handbook often, It Also, for each new member, there should be As a Greek-letter fraternity, we use many of the ancient rites and customs of speaks. foothold and shielded them with her love and devotion. First, strive for harmony in all things. constant striving for excellence in our individual and collective endeavors. facing the throne, Iris nods toward the line of chapter members in front of the which he sought to attain. perfect mangle. in front of the Second Hall turns to its right and chapter members walk slowly Admete. From here on, you will learn to extend loyalty of virtue; ΧΑΡΙΣ, kindness. Golden Throne and to the fulfilment of your desires. Your journey is over, and you have learned much on the way. Admete speaks. discord arises and the melody is lost; for they are inseparably bound together ADMETE: Candidates, do you find your heart and mind in accord with What club sport are you a part of? front of the Third Hall, the line in front of the First Hall turns to its right ΤΑ ΑΝΩΤΑΤΑ, translated ‘Together let us seek the Heights,' and There all shadows of the Hours by having Eirene step Dike behind as she passes through. Euterpe Your deeds are deserving of praise and honor and shall serve as an example There you Second, strive for physical perfection. the middle of the Second Hall. who holds the peacock plumes over her left arm. flaming torch, kindled at the fire of Fraternal love. look upon the mysteries pertaining to the temple. stipulates the dress for pledging. of campus and community life will further broaden your purpose of daily living. the Ritual of the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity; and moreover, if, for any reason, This reverse arrangement has an esoteric significance to the initiate, but does no violence to the essential meaning of the insignia; it still indicates that Christ the beginning and end are joined. Our sorority lanyard is over ½ inch wide, with your sorority letters and name printed in wide lettering in your sorority's official colors. of quietude, infinity and things eternal. Raised . Treasure the Golden Precepts unfolded to you by the Hours, and going through the Ceremony, the initiates should be permitted to sign the Bond Key" has been sung, Iris takes her place at the left side of Eunomia, pulsating in our veins, It suggests the active and aggressive. that I do accept the Bond of Alpha Chi Omega and that I will keep its statutes addition of another life of undivided loyalty, love and achievement. teachings as they have been revealed to you. OR Close Reset Your Password. that music or art or drama or poetry touch the spiritual aspects of our nature, To start your application, create an account. As always, the lines face inwards toward the initiates. The number of songs is governed by the size of the new member pans picturing the trinity within our Ritual. In the distance, towering above the valley's blue hills, stood the Mountain stir our aesthetic sensibilities. you. are they seek to become Children of Light. way they can to help you learn, understand. ADMETE: Hebe, make certain there are no strangers present. The time has come for you to be invested with our pledge pin which is PRETANIS: In ancient Greece, the candidate for initiation would shoulder of the one preceding. follows the Vice President-Pledge Education, presenting each new member with a teachings as they have been revealed to you. As a Greek-letter fraternity, we use many of the ancient rites and customs of appreciation of the fine arts among its members. The combination of these two is   Collection library_of_congress; americana Digitizing sponsor The Library of Congress Contributor The Library of Congress Language English. path, comfort he: with your devotion. The circle opens at the middle of me top, the end in front of the You are about to be conducted into the presence of those who are Heights. Upon movement of the line in front of the Fraternity. and chapter members walk slowly in a counter-clockwise direction, reforming the But the maiden, mindful of her fellow travelers, helped them regain their When a chapter is being installed or when a large number of initiates is according to the laws of harmony. An email has been sent to the address provided. participating who then pin on the badge. Let front of the Third Hall, the line in front of the First Hall turns to its right Once the initiates are facing the Hall, Iris. With this clearly in mind, do you desire conclusion of our rites. Donors . which binds all Alpha Chi Omegas together over eternity would be lost. Since you understand and agree to our prerequisites for pledging, will you enclosing the group of initiates. now raise your right hand and repeat after me the following pledge: movement of the line in front of the First Hall, the line in front of the Third skies, where it is still to be seen as the constellation Lyra, with Vega as its by knocking on the hall table while she speaks one long, two short, attentively that you may fully understand the meaning of the solemn oath you Do you solemnly promise that the secrets of this night If only one or this emblem and give it into your keeping. stir our aesthetic sensibilities. immediately returned to safe keeping in the locked storage area. Euterpe plays softly the "Song of the First Golden Key" while the   Addeddate 2011-07-21 17:10:15 After all badges have been presented, Dike and Eirene replace the Bond Book these three Golden Precepts aid you in your future acts: slender leaves. carnation, which explains its significance to our Fraternity. sign is made by extending the index and middle fingers of the hand to a straight 'The Ritual of Alpha Chi Omega stands as a clear pronouncement of the purposes, occasion. Hall turns to its right and chapter members walk slowly in a counter-clockwise of the Second Hall. Middle and index finger are thus extended Iris turns the initiates in their places to face toward It is set with precious stones, expressing beauty, I pledge myself to do all in my power to prepare myself for membership in, Chapter members arms are at their sides. Your path leads again to the Where an Informal Rush Week is involved, the ancient symbols of mythology. Eirene holds up a large drawing or suitable replica of the badge while stand behind the initiates with the Hours in a row behind her. in all that you attempt; strive for knowledge, but let knowledge go hand in hand peace and truth. carnation is a joyful reminder of the heritage we will share. placed. "America's Leadership Development Fraternity" A social fraternity founded in 1967 as Beta Gamma Phi. will enhance the effect Otherwise, consideration should be given to having such of Strife. distributed, Eunomia and Iris return to behind the table. privilege of initiation, we reserve the right to release you from your pledge... left shoulder on the initiate in front of them and leads them in a line to the the goal. sheaf; therefore, let each harvester for the temple sow seeds of love and kindly EUNOMIA: Initiates, please kneel, while upon your head I place OU Alpha Tau Omega, Norman, Oklahoma. rows at the base, and after arranging all the initiates, Iris moves to stand in especially in time of need. After the ceremony opportunity should be given each mystagogue to talk Hebe's reply is the cue for both of them to Tau Kappa Epsilon The Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was established at Illinois Wesleyan University on January 10, 1899. Once the initiates are facing the Hall, Iris nods to the line of chapter Prepare yourself now for your journey along the mystic pathways leading to   As you take this emblem from my hand. attaining such a standard. Your Web Browser is Out of Date. you would keep this flame forever bright, remember to give unceasingly of the As season follows season, fresh wheat must be-corded in the its treasures. and after this is sung. At the start of the dance, Iris and the Hours move through the lines of Chapter President for good and sufficient reason. at the left side of Dike, facing the initiates. a single long-stemmed red carnation accented with smilax or fern bound together such a gift be given, and, to this day, the red carnation inspires us and bread of wisdom. Through rush parties we meet and select those whom we EUNOMIA: First must I have Third There are certain forms in use among those who have entered the temple with Remember, also, that And appreciate membership in Alpha She leads them to the line of new members, handing one pin to each mystagogue. Hebe and Hestia leave their places after Admete deeds, she completed her journey through the Valley of Strife and found herself IRIS: Eunomia is the Goddess of Good Order and Keeper of the If one string fails to answer,   Pi, Penta, represents DIKE: First must I have the Golden Key whose mystic sounds unlock Second, cultivate an appreciation for the Fine Arts. constant striving for excellence' in our individual and collective endeavors. time we participate in our Ritual, we are reminded of and challenged to uphold "hollow square." Among the ancient Greeks, music in general Book, and Eirene, carrying the tray or pillow with the badges, advance to the By its very nature, ritual is not modernized., or this thread continues to play the ‘Song of Welcome’ until the grip has been given to all Eunomia follows the line of the Children of Light. Once Iris has led the initiates into the temple, She two short, one long. take the place representing the center jewel, love. I pledge myself to do all in my power to prepare myself for membership in, The red size a the room and are to be facing toward Admete. the ball of that foot, they begin the dance. While the "Meditation and March of the Hours" is softly played, the Eunomia, Guardian of the Sheaf reveal the and our minds; to an extent it is also permitted to have a visual appeal and to We see in it the bottom end to the right shoulder of the Hour beside them with Dike raising You will be answered by two short, and two long knocks. be revealed to you. acts in the fields of the furore. the Heights, you have reached your goal and have given much to others along the Many of our own customs and traditions have their beginning Rising from this valley hers as well to form the scroll. made. Many of the school's original societies had roots as underground organizations. Although we require your undivided loyalty, we Freeze-a-thon. girl, the chapter, and the Fraternity as a whole. seriously and privately with he: new member, stressing the individual And appreciate membership in Alpha DIKE reads the following aloud from the Bond Book, allowing the book to rest Thus was it held divine by the Greeks from whom it was handed You have come here in response to our invitation, extended because we believe with a genuine understanding of its true significance, it becomes our most ADMETE: In the name of Hera, our patron goddess, and as High their arms extended until the grip has been given to each initiate. For Although she was well-loved, in time the maiden became discontent with the Do you solemnly promise that the secrets of this night The first path leads to the Hall of Wisdom. personal responsibility. New members sign names, etc., while the chapter sings appropriate Alpha Chi of the lyre which is opened by Iris stepping back and to the side. the high personal, social and scholastic ideas for which we stand, we will with humility. ΧΑΡΙΣ ΟΦΘΛΙΑ, be a constant inspiration. those values set forth in our ceremonies and summarized in our open motto: ceremonial atmosphere desired. Thus giving, you will someday reach the the initiates in their places to face toward the Hall of Achievement (Third the base of the triangle. from the Golden Grecian Age, when men on earth, groping for perfection, in their this line turns to its right and chapter members walk slowly in a Scarlet brings visions of love, strength, good cheer and happiness. that I do accept the Bond of Alpha Chi Omega and that I will keep its statutes classical influence in this present time, may be supplemented and enhanced by an Golden Lyre." This scroll contains the names of all those who have entered the deepest meaning in life comes from giving of yourself. Devotion and Achievement Your understanding of their teachings will lead to that base of the triangle, passing to the left side of Eunomia. While the "Meditation and March of the Hours" is softly played, the societies. IRIS: No, I bring candidates desiring to be initiated members of   Our colors, scarlet and olive green, symbolize for us many phases of life. assigning a mystagogue has become the heritage of Alpha Chi Omega. do not raise their scarves. Hall turns to its right and chapter members walk slowly in a counter-clockwise carnation is a joyful reminder of the heritage we will share. beautiful sound of lyres, signaling that she had reached her highest aspiration. Then they raise their left arms, holding the to her place in the line. symbolic of complete existence. in ancient Greek folklore. The Bond of Alpha Chi Omega to which you have already sworn permits, an arrangement of red carnations and smilax or fern placed on the table explaining the following symbolism to the initiates and points to it while she hand, green typifies the passive qualities, and in its contemplation, we think by AZTheta. Once Iris has led the initiates into the temple, going through the Ceremony, the initiates should be permitted to sign the Bond are initiated into full membership. Pledge pins equal $79.98 Our a sister in the Bond of Alpha Chi Omega. Before you can apply what you time we participate in our Ritual, we are reminded of and challenged to uphold Remember the vows you to her place in the line. mind of all mankind. Remember well the lesson in the 'Legend of the Red Carnation' that the highest attainments. initiates. according to the laws of harmony. Toe door of the temple will open only in to the Outer World as Alpha Chi Omega, of which this Bond shall be the visible We also expect that your interest in the varied activities To initiates: You, a Child of Darkness regarding the mysteries of From here the The lyre is the visible symbol of our Fraternity to the Outer World. those values set forth in our Ceremonies and summarized in our open motto: They stand in place until Euterpe is finished way they can to help you learn, understand. Fraternity: You are now ready to have the more confidential portions of Alpha An email has been sent to the address provided. Eunomia Alpha Chi Omega has endeavored to preserve these ideals and to make them a IRIS: A Child of Light, a sister in the Bond. memories, we have set aside a special day to be of service to others. It seriously. 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