of the 12 Trusts
The groundwork of CN
For aspiring Knights
embraces truth, self-discovery, reason and compassion. It encourages
people to find personal authenticity by encountering life as a Quest.
is also a worldwide fellowship committed to healing our wounded
culture by returning what was lost.
join us on our quest by introducing yourself
on our Open
Forum, a place to develop friendships, share ideas and enjoy
Brother Knights Nick Bettis, Dean Jacques,
Steven Forgette, Bruce Haig, Steven Harris, during
the 2014 Summer Solstice Gathering.
our CN affiliate in South Africa, the Collegiate Fellowship
of Chivalry, founded by Terence Plage, KCN.
to know where Chivalry-Now derives its fundamental
In The Deeper
Quest, certain concepts are brought to light that were fundamental
to the moral development of Western civilization.
Here is a
quick review of some of those concepts:
Law is the application of reason to conscience. This is recognized
as the basis for our judicial system, and the attainment of personal
autonomy. While conscience tells us what is right and wrong, reason
provides a knowledgeable response. One without the other does not
is that instinct, or "inner aim," that pushes us
to develop ourselves for the greater good. Ever get that feeling
of discontent that your life isn't what it should be? That's Telos.
is the proficiency of applying reason to virtue in order to attain
moral autonomy and competency. This is considered the highest good
for human beings to attain in their lives. The development of real
virtue is the purpose of freedom.
is the moment when truth confronts one's ego and shatters previous
illusions and prejudices - a turning point when a new person of
conscience is born.
(capital "K") refers to points in history when disparate
factors converge to produce dramatic leaps in human consciousness
(the Axial Age and Age of Enlightenment being the
most famous). It is our hope that a new Kairos event is coming.
One of the purposes of Chivalry-Now is to contribute to such
an event by preserving ideals of value. When spelled with a small
"k," it refers to the ever changing moment in time.
means Order of the World, a relationship with nature
which includes respect and understanding.
come from the shadows as advocates of light to replace what
was lost, fix what was broken, and renew a pervasive conscience
long considered dead."
our Council of Knights' Members
Chivalry from a Christian perspective, by Brother Knight Rick
Charlie Chaplin which captures the heart of Chivalry-Now
a resource to help people, founded by Companion Yusuf Dar
On the Road to Knighthood,
by Steven Forgette, KCN
See Article as well.
Chapel, for Knightings
a PDF of the 12 Trusts
video of the 12 Trusts.
A practice speech
performed by Kevin Hankins, CNC.
Armorial Design of the IFCN