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As an usher for a years time in the catholic church, i have been confronted to join a fraternal order of the roman catholic church known as the "Knights of Columbus" i know they do a lot of fundraisers but that's not my concern, what my concern really is, is, is there a curriculum to the order? after searching on amazon through numerous books i have come across a book titled "Knights of Columbus: Illustrated. a complete ritual and history of ...
there is a review under this title by a member of the order stating how wrong it is to release the secrets of the order and how angered he is by it, i was wondering if maybe anyone has a direct link to a pdf of this book or if someone knows the "inside" of this order maybe who would like to reveal a little to someone about what this order really does and if it's worth joining.
also is there a connection between them and the templars?
"is there a connection between them and the templars?"
Yes , there is...yet whereas the Knights Templar deal with
both Father and Mother pillars in our code , the Knights of
Columbus deal with only Father pillar...
Father pillar of eight symbols = 391
Yehoshua = 391 ( Obri / Hebrew , Joshua - Jesus )
Church + Code = 391
Our dual Father pillar = 782 ( 391 + 391 )
Knights Of Columbus + God's Work + To Protect / Defend = 782
Yet note :
God's Work = 173
Angels = 173
Sorry , Nicky , fell asleep...
There is the outer circle of "good deeds" in
the community...then there is also the working
on the self , and spiritual growth...
This is all most who join , get...
Yet there are always inner circle teachings in any
order , as one progresses...if there is ritual , one
is given certain teachings , or understandings , that
later , one is informed , if one is seen "worthy" , by
that order , have deeper meanings , and implications...
( just the way these orders work , "right or wrong" )
The Obri / Hebrew Qabalah , is one part of the teaching ,
of most orders , yes...then there is , within some orders ,
such as the Knights of Columbus , older tradition...
Working with the levels of the tree , is often done , by
ritual , or individual work , without them telling you that
is what is going on...
Just that what you are participating in , or given to do ,
involves the energy of that sephirah...
And , though pythagorean , or other forms of numerology ,
or mathematics , is taught within many orders , gematria ,
is a key to understanding deeper levels of the outer world ,
inner self , and workings of the orders...
And in some , not just Obri / Hebrew...;)
I would never trust anyone , or anything , that said you could
become a master of anything in 4 months...lol...
However , you could be given a title , then have to "earn" it ,
after the fact...( like gurus giving disciples names , many times )
I hope that gives you some answers to your questions...
They are older men , because many of the secret
societies have seen a decline in membership , since
the 1960's...drastic , in some cases...
One reason , why the Masons instituted a weekend
third degree intitiation...unheard of , in the original
Ancient and Accepted tradition...( Blue Lodge )
" Most of them are older men."
they specifically wanted me to join because they said i was young blood and they need a young generation to run the group in the future at my parish.
my dad was a knight i ask him why
the KofC was created as a catholic answer to the protestant group the Free Masons
the church didn't want their male members running off and joining a secret protestant society so they created a catholic one of their own!
They don't know all the top level freemasons know...
Vice versa , let alone the Shriners...( above of both )