The Knight Masons are an invitational organization, and requires membership in the Royal Arch as well as the Symbolic Lodge.
The Grand Council of Knight Masons is charged to perpetuate the ancient rituals of the Irish Masonic Canon (the "Green" degrees) by promoting their frequent and regular conferral in its constituent councils, and by its expectation that such conferral will be executed with an accuracy, a precision, and a dramatic power congruent with the highest traditions of the Masonic institution.
The degrees are as follows:
- Knight of the Sword
- Knight of the East
- Knight of the East and West
- Installed Chief
They are conferred in the United States in Councils chartered by the Grand Council. A holding Council is know as Great Chief's Council, which has what is known as a roving charter. The purpose of the latter Council is to provide a place of membership in the Knight Masons of the U.S.A. for brethren residing in localities where Councils have not been organized. Membership in every Council of Knight Masons is by invitation, and is predicated on membership in a Lodge and a Royal Arch Chapter.
In addition to perpetuating these degrees, there is still another and equally important purpose. Foster in its constituent councils the regular exploration and studyof the Masonic Tradition and Heritage by means of an aggressive program of scholarly inquiry and research, and to pursue that Masonic learning in the spirit of our Celtic forbears who kept the light of faith burning in times of darkness.
Another purpose is to encourage its constituent councils to discover in the pleasures and diversions of the festive board that warm fellowship and that joyous fraternity, which have ever characterized and actuated the great spirit of this Ancient Craft.
There is currently 1 active Council:
- Knights of Tara No. 122, Twin Falls ID
Further information is available from Grand Council of Knight Masons, USA.