Degrees Of Knighthood
First Degree Ceremony – Charity
The first degree ceremony is for prospective Knights that wish to enter the order. You must be over 18, Male, and a Catholic in good standing. An application needs to be filled out and submitted to a fellow Knight who will read it in at a business meeting. Once approved, the prospective Knight is sponsored and invited to attend the first degree ceremony.
Second and Third Degree Ceremonies – Unity Fraternity
The second and third degree ceremony does not have any requirements or applications to fill out. (Your council dues cover the cost of the ceremony). The ceremonies are also typically done together, so a Knight will have jumped from a 1st degree to 3rd degree Knight by the end of the process. Since the ceremony is held usually at another council, Knights of our council usually carpool together in support of one another.
Fourth Degree Ceremonies – Patriotism
The 4th degree ceremony is a big moment for a Knight and his family. The prospective 4th degree candidate will be in a ceremony for most of the day while his wife attends functions specially arranged for her. This day is for both the Knight and his spouse which includes activities for both. A black tie celebration for the Knight and his spouse is held that evening.