posted on Sep, 2 2006 @ 08:27 AM
Originally posted by chief_counsellor
I attend the 4th degree exemplification almost every year. In Canada, the 4th degree ceremony is strictly for members. Maybe they do it differently
in your part of the US.
Must be. I'm sure it's sanctioned by the Supreme Council, otherwise they wouldn't be able to do it. I may be left to the choice of the local (or
That's another difference in K of C and Freemasonry, the fact that K of C has a central Supreme Council that governs ALL of the K of C. There is NO
central authority over all Freemasonry (which has allowed some groups to run amok from time to time, unfortunately).
Anyway the Fourth Degree of the K of C was a beautiful and impressive ceremony.
Doing it semi-publicly is a good way to show people what the Knights are about. I say "semi-publicly" because they don't put an ad in the paper and
invite anyone walking down the street to attend, but wives and interested friends are welcome.
As I've said, Shriners have done the same thing in recent years and in the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction, the K.C.C.H. Investiture (which is an
honorary title sometimes given to 32nd Degree members and a prerequisite to receiving the 33rd Degree) is given with wives and friends present.
Some Scottish Rite lodges (called Valleys) hold their annual Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday Services with wives in attendance. This is left to the
discretion of the local Valley.
It's simply good P.R.
Hmm. Maundy (Holy) Thursday and Easter Sunday services. Those darned "Luciferian" Freemasons. Up to evil again. [sigh]