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Alpha Sigma Phi performs Black Lantern Processional next week

The active members of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity’s Eta Chi Chapter at Morehead State University will perform the Black Lantern Processional at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Academic-Athletic Center (AAC) parking lot.  

The processional is a ceremony to honor people who have passed on. It is a tradition that is meant to be observed by both the Greek community and the general public. This will be the first time the Black Lantern Processional will be performed on Morehead State’s campus.   

“Alpha Sigma Phi is one of the oldest, continually operating collegiate social fraternities in America. The Black Lantern Processional honoring the deceased is one of their oldest traditions, having first taken place in 1845,” said Stace Sievert, coordinator of fraternity and sorority life and student organizations at MSU. “Fraternity ceremonies, often referred to as rituals, are almost always kept secret to people outside the brotherhood and can, therefore, seem mysterious. This is a rare opportunity to see and participate in one of these ceremonies for yourself and have a moment to remember loved ones you may have lost.”  

For more information on fraternity and sorority life, student organizations and other student activities at MSU, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/activities, email studentactivities@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2071. 

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