Admission, Formation, and Knighthood Exemplification

Posted on Jan 30, 2019

A significant change is coming to the Order. separate First, Second, and Third Degrees are no more. They, along with the "secrecy" surrounding them, have been exchanged for a single, Admission, Formation, and Knighthood Exemplification --that will be performed in front of family and friends--hopefully to include a Mass. The new ceremony (without a Mass) should take just over 30 minutes.

We suspect you may have immediate reservations and indeed questions. A video example of the new Exemplification is included below, along with a link to a Q&A to help address any concerns you may have.

As we heard from State Deputy Szerszynski and Bishop Emeritus Paul Loverde, change, however much some may dislike it, will come. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson discusses the need for change in detail in the video. Please view the video with an open mind and know THIS change is vital to the health of the Order moving forward.

Here is the link to the new Exemplification of Charity, Unity & Fraternity: https://vimeo.com/374081431/eed24d18e9?fbclid=IwAR1lfvA1A7BptwcuDSq9VT9ofQrvrAG2EW8BHBv5YJeT6eCObaWqw5noPdQ

Some of your questions may be answered by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions prepared by Supreme: https://files.constantcontact.com/716460b3001/a7751b41-6029-47b6-bfee-e61b6c7a366e.pdf

The Order welcomes your comments and review of the new Degree. Please go to this link to complete the survey: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5355416/EXEMPLIFICATION-SURVEY

We expect to get further information later this month. It will be forwarded to you as soon as practical. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Grand Knight Patrick Okoronkwo or Financial Secretary Roger Williams.