The Knights of Saint Andrew is a chartered service group of the Scottish Rite designed specifically for 32nd Degree Masons. The Knights were first chartered in 1993 at Tulsa Oklahoma where they serve through visible participation in reunions and other Valley activities. Chapters of the Knights are organized to provide social and fraternal activities for the 32nd members and also to serve as a service organization to the Valley.. From Tulsa the organization expanded to other Oklahoma Consistories of Guthrie (1993) and McAlister (1994). Wichita, Kansas became the first Chapter outside of Oklahoma in 1998. We now have Chapters from coast to coast. We are taught in our Blue Lodges that the principals of Freemasonry are: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. In Scottish Rite we are taught that the great virtues of Knighthood are: humility, patience, self denial, charity, generosity, clemency, virtue, truth and honor. Each of these principals becomes a block in the tartan that is a Chapter of the Knights of Saint Andrew. Following authorization by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General (SGIG) a Chapter typically begins as a Charter group of 32nd Degree Masons who tailor their own Constitution and operating procedures, set their meetings, dues schedules, and elect their own officers. The Valley of Orange County (formerly Santa Ana) was the first Valley to establish a Chapter of the Knights of Saint Andrew in California. Since its inception the Valley of Orange County has taken the lead in assisting in the establishment of other Chapters in the Orient of California.
For further information please contact 1st Knight Bro. Jay Webb, 32º or visit the Knights of Saint Andrew Website
Original oil painting by Bro. Robert H. White, 32°, from the Hall of Scottish Rite Regalia, House of the Temple, Washington, DC. © House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.