Kilkenny Council #33
Jurisdiction of Nevada
Grand Council of Knight Masons of the United States of America,
in consideration of its origin strives 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.
to membership in its constituent councils only those Freemasons
who in their character and persons have amply and thoroughly
demonstrated in their Masonic lives, by means of a faithful attachment
to the institution, a true and honorable record of service to
its goals, and a genuine dedication to its high ideals.
in its constituent councils the regular exploration and study
of 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.
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.
the charitable dimension so central to, and inherent in, Masonic
life and tradition by obliging its constituent councils to contribute
with customary Masonic liberality to those institutions, both
Masonic and non-Masonic, which serve the needs of the greater