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Knighthood Degrees

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Knighthood Degrees

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 First, Second And Third Degree Knights
KofC3men.jpgKofC3men.jpgOnce a candidate completes the First Degree ceremony on the lesson of charity, he is considered a Knight of Columbus and can participate in all council activities. First Degree members are encouraged to attain the Second and Third Degrees, which teach the lessons of unity and fraternity. Upon taking the Third Degree, a member receives full honors of Knighthood and is "Knighted."KofC3men.jpg

Special Olympics Coach Knight Patrick Laub center
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photo by Andrew Bell January 2010
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Fourth Degree Knights
On February 22, 1900, the first Fourth Degree exemplification or degree ceremony was held in New York City. The Fourth Degree imparts a lesson on the virtue of patriotism. The primary purpose of this degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large and encourage active Catholic citizenship. Today there are some 300,000 Fourth Degree Knights out of the total 1.8 million member Knights of Columbus. 15,000 are available to march as Honor Guards on a world-wide basis.

    

Local units, called assemblies, draw their members from Knights of Columbus councils. The qualifications for membership in the Fourth Degree are: membership in the Knights for at least one half year and being a Third Degree Knight.



4th Degree Knights Preparing for St Bedes 40 Hours
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Joseph Colacicco, George Fernandez, Ron De Luca, Jack Lee, Rhett Ragsdale
Photo by Joy Lee
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A Fourth Degree Knight may become part of the assembly's color corps. These members are recognized widely by their distinctive attire of tuxedo, feathered hat (chapeau), cape and sword. These members regularly take part in civic events such as parades and wreath-laying ceremonies, and at ecclesial functions at Catholic churches. The various colored capes and chapeau feathers denote different officer positions within the Fourth Degree.

Sir Knight George Fernandez January 11, 2010
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Had Just Completed Honor Guard Duty for Cardinal Rigali at MMR Parish
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                  FOURTH DEGREE CLASS OF 2010

George & Jorge Fernandez, Ron De Luca
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Photo by Joseph Colacicco May 30, 2010
BIll Atkinson Flanked by Honor Guardsmen
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Photo by Joseph Colacicco May 30, 2010
SK Bill Smith with two Hennessy Guardsmen
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Photo by Joseph Colacicco May 30, 2010
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                FOURTH DEGREE CLASS OF 2011

Far left Ed Farling, David Sprague & Scott Poroski
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Photo by PGK Joseph Colacicco







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