The ' Patriotic Degree '


The Fourth Degree was established on February 22nd, 1900 on the principle of patriotism - love for and devotion to one's country.  Fourth Degree Knights, or Sir Knights as they are called, focus the majority of their activities on this principle.  It is the highest and most prestigious degree within the Knights of Columbus.  It is a group of outstanding Knights who are dedicated to the service of the Church, their Country and our Order.


Upcoming Exemplifications...

Assemblies in the Los Angeles and Orange Dioceses


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach


Reservations may be made for the upcoming exemplifcation by clicking on the link below to be taken to 'SPECIAL' page that has been set-up for us.



Single or Double Standard Room $119 USD per night

CLICK HERE to Book your group rate for ** SINGLE/DOUBLE ** Knights of Columbus

Fourth Degree Exemplification, September 28 - October 1

NOTE: We have discounted parking of $8.00 per night,

not the $21.00 shown on the reservation page.

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Assemblies in the San Diego Dioceses


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Town & Country Resort, San Diego


More Information to Follow...

Qualifications to become a Fourth Degree member


  • Over 18 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A Third Degree member in 'good standing' with your local council.


Any Knight in 'good standing' is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree.

There is no longer a waiting period to join the Fourth Degree.  

Fourth Degree members must retain their membership as Third Degree members with their council to remain in 'good standing'.  


Membership in the Fourth Degree is through an "Assembly".  If you meet all of the above qualifications, please contact the Assembly of your choice to submit your application.  Your Grand Knight or the District Master can assist you in making contact with the Assembly.

Dress Code for the Fourth Degree


The official dress for the Fourth Degree is black tuxedo, black bow tie, plain white pleated tuxedo shirt (NO wing tip shirts), black dress shoes, and cummerbund.  Members ONLY wearing tuxedos must wear the fourth degree lapel pin, social baldric and white gloves.


Color Corp and Honor Guard members are to wear the same black tuxedo outfit, white tuxedo shirt and white gloves as listed above with the addition of 'authorized' regalia pieces.  Color Corp and Honor Guard members are to wear their service baldric and the 'authorized' lapel pin of the Color Corp and Honor Guard.  'Approved' Officer jewels and mini-jewels from previous offices are allowed to be worn in proper display.

Poway Exemplification

Saturday, February 18, 2017


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