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Fourth Degree - Patrioic degree of the Order.

  • The Fourth Degree was not one of the original principles of the order.
  • In 1886, the principal of Patriotism was considered as an addition to the original principles for multiple reasons.
    • The rapid expansion of the Order across Canada and the United States.
    • The enthusiasm generated by ceremonials and activities of the first three Degrees.
  • However, the driving force behind the Fourth Degree was the prevalent spirit of anti-Catholicism, which questioned a Knight's loyalty and patriotism. Knights were also falsely charged with owing our allegiance to the Pope in Rome and being less loyal and devoted to our own country.
  • The establishment of the Fourth Degree, dedicated to the principle of Patriotism, was a rebuttal of such charges. On February 22, 1900, the first exemplification of the Fourth Degree was held in New York City.