District Master for the 4th Degree, BC & Yukon
Sir Knight Wil Wilmot 2015-2016
Content of this page, does not represent the opnion of the Knights of Columbus and is not
associated or affiliated with the Confraternity fo the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Knights of H.O.P.E., the A.N.G.E.L
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The Msgr. John Miles Assembly
2064, meet once a month. Our ladies have their own program, and after our meeting we have dinner and social with
our ladies and widows. Click on picture to watch video
Msgr. John Miles
Knights of Columbia British Columbia and Yukon.
Executive Officers Msgr. John Miles Assembly
2064.Fraternal Year 2014-2015
Msgr. John Miles Assembly 2064. Fraternal
year 2014-2015 Faithful Navigator Sir Knight Guenter A. Rieger, Worthy Master Sir Knight Toni
"The Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus". I'm a member of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. John Miles
Assemby 2064, Vernon Brtish Columbia. Our Sir Knights are Brothers of KOFC Councils in Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong,
Salmon Arm and Revelstock, British Columbia, Canada.
With this page I would like to share with you the prinziples of the Fourth Degree.
"For most men who follow Jesus, there comes a time when duty extends
beyond our own lives, beyond how we lead our families, and into how we serve our fellow man. That's what the Knights of Columbus
is all about. The Patriotic Degree allows knights to take this one step further. Sir Knight" is more than a title. It's
Text below is
a free copy of wikipedia. Please click on link of wikipedia to read full content. You
are most welcome to visit the home page of the Knights of Columbus to get more information of the Knights of Columbus and the 4th Degree.
The Fourth Degree is the highest degree of the order. It
is an extension of the third degree. Members of this degree are addressed as "Sir Knight". The primary purpose of
the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship. Fewer than 18% of Knights
join the Fourth Degree, which is optional; of a total 1,703,307 Knights there were 292,289 Fourth Degree Knights.
A Knight is eligible to join the Fourth Degree after six
months from the date of his First Degree, providing he has completed the 2nd and 3rd degrees beforehand.
Knights of Columbus chapeau worn only by Fourth Degree Knights
Only Fourth Degree Knights may optionally purchase and wear the full regalia and
join the Assembly’s Color Corps. The Color Corps is the most visible arm of the Knights, as they are often seen in parades
and other local events wearing their colorful regalia.
Official dress for the Color Corps is a black tuxedo, baldric, white gloves, cape and naval chapeau. In warm climates
and during warm months a white dinner jacket may be worn, if done as a unit Baldrics are worn from the right shoulder to left
hip and are color specific by nation.
United States, Panama and the Philippines, baldrics are red, white and blue. Red and white baldrics are used in Canada and
Poland; red, white and green in Mexico; and blue and white in Guatemala. Service baldrics include a scabbard for a sword
and are worn over the coat while social baldrics are worn under the coat. The colors on a Fourth Degree Knight's cape and
chapeau denote the office he holds within the Degree.
Faithful Navigators and Past Faithful Navigators are permitted to carry a white handled silver sword. Masters and
Vice Supreme Masters, as well as Former Masters and Former Vice Supreme Masters, are also denoted by their gold swords.
The need for a patriotic degree was first considered in 1886,
and a special plea was made at the National Meeting of 1899. The first Fourth Degree exemplification followed in 1900 with
1,100 Knights participating at the Lenox Lyceum in New York City. Today there are more than 2,500 Assemblies.
Faithful Navigator Guenter A. Rieger, Past GK St. James Council 4949
Welcome to my private website attributing the honorable
work of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus . It contains general information about the Knights
of Columbus, some
activities of the John Miles Assembly 2064, and other content of
the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus. Serving the Knights of Columbus since 1994, inspired
by our Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, Brother Knights including my own enthusiasm for the Knights of Columbus, I have created
this website. Read more...
Fourth Degree: PATRIOTISM
St. James Council 4949 is affiliated with the John Miles 4th Degree Assembly 2064.
Installation of officers 2014
Installation of officers 2014, Faithful Navigator
Sir Knight Guenter A. Rieger with Lady Regina and Worthy Master Sir Knight Toni Pimentel at the installation of
officers ceremony. Click on picture to watch video
Installation of officers 2012
Installation of officers, October 2012, Faithful Navigator Sir Knight David Lawrence with Lady Karen and Worthy
Master Sir Knight Toni Pimentel at the installation of officers ceremony.Click on picture to watch video
Why Join The Fourth Degree Knights
Of Columbus, by Faithful Navigator Richard Zautcke.
A short overview of the distribution of the Knights of Columbus around the globe,
the level of administration and communication within the organization, the levels of Knighthood, and specifically details about the Fourth Degree. All of this with a most sincere invitation
too join our rank. Click on picture to watch video
4th Degree Honor Guard escorting officers
Lady of Lourdes Council 10201 during installation of officers. Click on picture below to watch video.
A video depicting who the Knights of Columbus are, and what
they stand for and believe in.
Click on picture to watch video