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How many 4th Degree Knights are there?

How many 4th Degree Knights are there?

327,415 Fourth Degree Knights
Membership in the Patriotic Degree of the Order has flourished over the years. As of May 1, 2012, there were 327,415 Fourth Degree Knights.

What does it mean to be a 4th degree Knight of Columbus?

The Fourth Degree is the highest and most prestigious degree within the Knights of Columbus. It is a group of outstanding Sir Knights who are dedicated to the service of their Church, their country and our Order.

What are the different degrees of Knights of Columbus?

Degrees. The order is dedicated to the principles (Degrees) of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The first ritual handbook, printed in 1885, contained only the first two Degrees teaching unity and charity.

Who are the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus?

But there is more to being a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus than a uniform. They are the men who have chosen to embrace the Order’s fourth principle of patriotism, the men who lead the efforts to reach out to veterans and active military and to embody the fact that one can be a faithful Catholic and also be a faithful citizen.

How to order a Knights fourth degree uniform?

For More Information on how you can order the Fourth Degree Uniform please visit: Once you click on the link above you will be leaving the Knights Gear site. Knights Gear has no affiliation with KofC Uniform so if you have uniform questions or issues please contact KofC Uniform directly at 833.562.4327

Why did the Knights of Columbus change their regalia?

The board decided to make this move based on the following factors: the slow growth of the Fourth Degree (fewer than 20 percent of Knights are Fourth Degree members, and only a fraction of that number even serve as honor guards) consistent reports that the old regalia presented a barrier to Fourth Degree membership, especially among younger men

What kind of dress do Knights of Columbus wear?

The officially designated Fourth Degree member regalia dress is set forth in the Laws of the Fourth Degree (Article XI, “Official Dress and Regalia,” Sections 38 and 40); and is as follows: Columbus Emblem of the Order buttons. Official Fourth Degree Gray Trousers. Official Fourth Degree Necktie.