Thursday, December 29, 2011
Knights of Saint Andrew Knighting Ceremony
The Des Moines Scottish Rite’s Knights of Saint Andrew (KSA) welcomed six new Knights Tuesday, Dec. 27. The knighting ceremony featured a lecture regarding the history of the organization and background information about the emblems of the KSA including the saltire, or Saint Andrew’s Cross. Knight Kurt Hoffman officiated with the help of Knight Mike Taylor. Personal Representative Bill Knoll, 33°, and Master of Kadosh John Clearman, 33°, assisted with the knighting ceremony as well. Afterwards, each of the new Knights received a lapel pin, patent, and KSA medal on a green ribbon.
The Knights of Saint Andrew is an organization exclusively for Thirty-Second Degree Scottish Rite Masons. KSA provides hospitality at events throughout the year including the Sheppard's Tavern, reunions, kick-offs, and others. Knights also help to put on the 28th degree at reunions, serve as greeters at Scottish Rite events, and provide service to the Valley as needed.