Council of Knight Masons
This order is not active in the Netherlands. It originated in 1923 in Ireland
and went to the United States in 1936. There the order has spread and consists
now of approximately 70 councils, with almost 700 members. In Ireland this order
is of almost no significance, in Scotland it is administrated by the Royal Arch
This order has three degrees:
These degrees tell the story of Zerubbabel and the rebuilding of King Solomon's
Temple in Jerusalem. They are related to the degrees of the Holy
Royal Arch and of the Red Cross of Babylon of
the Allied Masonic Degrees. The theme of these degrees also appear in one of the
degrees of the Scottish Rite, the Knight of the East and
the Sword (15º) and in one of the Historical Degrees of the Higher Degrees:
Knight of the Sword and of the East.
Membership requires Royal Arch and Mark Master Masonship.
English Ritual of this order.
Ritual for the Installation of Officers.
We have published a number of other rituals and texts of this order on our CD-Rom
York Rite Invitational Orders Library