The Order of Knighthood is a dedicated extension of the Order of
DeMolay and gives older DeMolays (17 to 21 years of age) an opportunity
to organize social activities and has also provided Kentucky DeMolays
training which is necessary and crucial in building dynamic and
productive chapters. The Order of Knighthood is organized into a
subordinate unit known as a Priory and has its own ritual, officers,
meetings and investitures.
The Order of Knighthood made its debut in 1946, when it's ritual
was exemplified before the Grand Council, now known as DeMolay
International's Supreme Council.
Through the years, the activities of the Knights have consisted
of social and educational programs geared to older DeMolays, with a
special emphasis on career planning and coed activities.
The official name of the Order of Knighthood is "The Chivalric
Knights of the Holy Order of the Fellow Soldiers of Jacques DeMolay". It
is not an honorary degree or award, but a working body whose purpose is
to extend fellowship and serve the Order of DeMolay.
The C. Frye Haley Memorial Priory made its debut in Kentucky in 1970.
The Priory meets at every Conclave and an investiture is held when
needed. Dad James Ball is the Priory Advisor and assists the Priory at
their meetings and investitures.