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 an honor.



Fourth Degree 

Florida District – De Soto Province 

Virtual Exemplification March 20, 2021 

Fourth Degree Exemplification Instructions 


Worthy Faithful Navigator, 

I am happy to announce a very unique opportunity for Third Degree members of the Knights of Columbus to advance to the Fourth Degree. Our next Fourth Degree Exemplification for the Florida District will be held virtually on Saturday, January 29th, 2022, using the Zoom platform. 

This will be the first time that a Fourth Degree Exemplification in Florida will be held online. With the success of the new Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity, all new Third Degree Knights have the opportunity to become a full-fledged Fourth Degree Knights. Faithful Navigators and Sir Knights are encouraged to share this information with their respective councils about this opportunity. 

Obviously, there will be a number of different procedures. The registration fee is $50. 

Assemblies will be required to send in a registration form, signed Form 4 (all four copies), and exemplification certificate by Saturday January 22nd, 2022. We will in turn send the signed certificate, social baldric and pin to the Assembly, and we will also send the procedures for viewing online. 

Unlike the Third-Degree Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity (which can be taken anywhere, and observed by family and friends), the online ceremony is for Candidates and Sir Knights only. We are encouraging each participating Assembly to hold a “watch party,” attended only by Candidates and Sir Knights. The Faithful Navigator will do the actual knighting at the proper time. Candidates and Officers should wear coat and tie.  

Fourth Degree members can wear coat and tie or Assembly/Council shirts. 

The online ceremony will begin at noon, and end by 1:30 p.m. It will be held on Zoom, with links sent out prior to the ceremony. 

The Florida District Degree Team will perform the Exemplification Ceremony at a remote location.  


Fillable Form 4                      Appropriate Dress Form                       Honoree Certificate


Jan 29th Candidiate Registration Form ( Please save prior to filling out)



Thank You and God Bless, 

John J. O’Toole 

Master, Florida District 

Fourth Degree 

Florida District – De Soto Province