Fourth Degree

The Visible Arm of The Knights of Columbus

Another degree open to members of the Knights of Columbus is that of the Fourth (or Patriotic) Degree which recently celebrated it's Hundredth Anniversary. On February 22, 1900, the first exemplification of that degree was held in New York City. The ritual added patriotism to the three original principals of the Order: charity, unity and fraternity.

The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and loyalty by the Knights of Columbus for their country through active membership in local Forth Degree groups called assemblies. Fourth Degree members must retain their membership as Third Degree members in their local council to remain in good standing.




October 2016

4 Oct-2016
November 2016
Wed 2 8:00 AM
Rosary After All Souls Mass
November 17 Assembly Meeting


December 2016
TBD Fourth Degree Christmas Gala





Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards and color corps at civic and religious functions, an activity which has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus organization.

4th Degree with the Bishop
The Hilton Head Assembly #2280 comprises Sir Knights from the Reilley Council (St. Francis by The Sea), the Bennett Council (Holy Family), and the Cardinal Bernadine Council (St. Gregory the Great). We have more than 100 members with one third in the Honor Guard.



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4th Degree Slide Show - June 2015

World Trade Center Presentation by Ted Druhot 9-11 2014

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