The Ante Room: Ep 3 (3/3) Odd Fellows Symbolism by Billy Sanderson

On this episode: Brother Billy Sanderson is a member of Columbia #2 in Victoria, BC. He is presenting on the symbolism of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

On Part 3 he discusses the symbolism of the First Degree, the Degree of Friendship ! Click Here for Part 1. Click Here for Part 2.

No unwritten work is discussed in this video.

Heart in Hand: the Modern Odd Fellows Guide

So what is an “Ante Room”? It is the small waiting room that serves as a buffer between the Odd Fellows Lodge Room and the more public spaces in the building. Often they are fully enclosed with no windows to create an intimate cozy space of personal reflection before gaining entry into the larger wide open Lodge Room where members can mentally shed the woes of their daily lives before donning their ritual regalia. The door featured in the opening was shot in the Ante Room of Tuscola #316 in Tuscola, IL

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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5 thoughts on “The Ante Room: Ep 3 (3/3) Odd Fellows Symbolism by Billy Sanderson

  1. Hi Brother Ainslie, i had just gotten the chance to closely view all the videos you had made and i would like to say they are quite useful in the education and even refresher for some of us that had been in the Order for quite some time.

    Other than, the cool, tattoos i see you do, i am currently working on an interesting project–trying to tie some lost knots of our order to some esoteric past. Nothing that i want to make it look sinister, but i had just been skimmkng over some old books and wanted to dig in the material.

    i was hoping to collaborate with you on some details if possible.

    In FLT.


      1. Absolutely will do.
        I hope you and the brothers/sisters form the lodge there are all safe and healthy.


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