The Color Corps of the Patriotic Degree
When knighthood was in flower, knights carried the sword to defend their God, their Church, their Country and their fellow man according to the code of chivalry. Today, Sir Knights wear the uniform and carry the sword to honor Christ and His apostles, especially on religious and civic occasions. Hence, the primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to encourage active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of Patriotism in members and the community at large.
Dress Code for the Fourth Degree
NEW UNIFORM GUIDELINES
(As of November 19, 2017)
All District and Assembly officers are asked to help control the rumor mill and, especially, don't add your own speculative or criticizing comments. As leaders, we need to unite behind our Supreme Knight, Supreme Master, Board of Directors and our Vice Supreme Masters to support this change. Regardless of your personal feelings about the new uniform, it is your duty as leaders to not only support the decision of our Board of Directors but to stand up against any and all opposition by your members.
Remember, we have taken oaths in all four degrees to obey and support the Laws and Rules of our Order and our superior officers. Now is the time to not only do that, but to lead by example. We have all experienced many changes and we have all survived those changes. The Fourth Degree uniform change is just another change.
Thank you for your patience and loyalty to our Order as we work together to implement this directive from Supreme. The definitions of the program are still evolving. Don’t believe anything you hear unless it comes from the District Master or Vice Supreme Master.