The Royal Black Institution recognised one of its former leaders at a special memorial service in Co Londonderry.
Family of the late William Logan MBE joined with Sir Knights on Saturday to pay their respects to the past Sovereign Grand Master, who died earlier this year.
Mr Logan (86) played a prominent role within the loyal order for almost a quarter of a century, leading the organisation from 1998 to 2008.
Speaking at Castledawson Presbyterian Church, Sovereign Grand Master Rev William Anderson paid tribute to the service of one of his predecessors.
"When I reflect on the life, work and witness of Billy Logan, there is just one word that sums up his life to me - and that word is serve," Rev Anderson said.
"He didn't shirk his responsibilities when others would have been saying to him, 'Why bother - you're never going to make a difference, just lie back, enjoy life and let somebody else have all the trouble'. That type of attitude did not exist within the psyche of Billy Logan."