The Fourth Degree
The Knights of
Columbus was founded on
Originally the order had only three degrees exemplifying the principles of CHARITY, UNITY and FRATERNITY.
the wishes of the membership, the Board of Directors approved the Fourth
Degree and the first exemplification was held in
The primary purpose of the fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism. To do this the Fourth Degree is designed to strengthen love of country and encourage responsible citizenship.
In order to be eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree, the applicant must be:
A third Degree member may apply for membership on his own initiative or upon invitation by any Fourth Degree member.
Public appearance of fourth degree Knights as honor guards at civic and religious functions is an important activity of each assembly. Their colorful capes and plumed headgear add dignity and a pride of church and country to any event. By these public demonstrations, their loyalties bring credit to themselves and to the Knights of Columbus.
Seven reasons why knights should join the fourth degree
The Exemplification for the Fourth Degree typically takes place once per year.
If you are interested in the Fourth Degree, Please see Barry Bell at a meeting or contact him at home for an application form, and details.
Lowell, Ma 01854-2226
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