The Province of Valencia now have a Travelling Loving Cup. This Cup has been presented to the Province by the Master of Old Tower Lodge No 49 and is now on its travels around the Province. The list of its suggested route is enclosed in its travelling box as well as the procedure of the ceremony, however, it can also be downloaded from the web site. The loving cup's journey can be altered, however please inform the Provincial Secretary as/if your Lodge is visited.
Suggested Journey of the cup
Old tower To Dama
Dama to Santa Faz
Santa Faz to Javea 40
Javea 40 to San Juan
San Juan to Oliva Lasafor
Oliva Lasafor to White River
White River to Sprig
Sprig to Puerto de Xabia
Peurto to Caledonia
Caledonia to Old Tower
The Ceremony should be in silence and can be either top table only, or the whole Lodge if numbers are not too large. The toast is given at the time of absent brethren and should be "to absent brethren and bye gone members of the Lodge" – please refer to paper giving exact details of ceremony for exact confirmation of the ceremony. Director of Ceremonies please note : Silence should be observed throughout the ceremony as a mark of respect.
"It is suggested that the cup is not taken at an installation meeting due to the length of time taken for toasting".
THE CEREMONY OF THE LOVING CUP
"THIS TOAST TO BE TAKEN IN SILENCE"
Three brethren are involved in the toast at all times – the brother with the cup and the brothers to his left and right commencing:-
In the first instance, the Worshipful Master takes the cup and turns to his left to toast (Absent Brethren and Bye Gone Members of the Lodge) the Immediate Past Master also stands and turns to his right (thus they are facing each other). The brother to the right of the WM also stands and turns to his right (thus "protecting" the back of the WM) The brother with the cup bows to the brother to whom he is facing, makes the toast and takes a sip, wipes the cup and hands it to the brother opposite him who receives it with a court bow, he then turns and the brother to his left stands to receive the toast. The brother who was holding the cup (in the first instance the WM) then turns to tap the brother who was protecting his back – this brother then sits.
This is carried out until all those present have toasted and drank from the cup.