Code of Honour
 
 
 
Code of Honour

 
The code of honour is the cornerstone of the Catholic Order of the Knights of da Gama.
It is of fundamental importance to the vitality, unity and stability of the brotherhood, for it embodies the spirit and ideals upon which the security and welfare of the Order rest.
 
The Code is a body of precepts which regulates and directs the lives and actions of all the members. The points of honour specify the duties and obligations which each brother is bound in honour to fulfil. The Code truly constitutes a rule of life for each member, and upon his personal application of this rule depends the prosperity and progress of the Order.
 
The faithful observance of the Code of Honour will not only assist each brother to keep the solemn promises made at the time of his initiation , but will co-ordinate and promote the activities of the Order as a whole, so that it will achieve the objects for which it was founded.
 
The profound significance and the salutary effect of the Code of Honour are aptly described in this pertinent passage from Sacred Scripture: " If thou followest justice, thou shalt obtain it, and shalt put it on as a long robe of Honour; and thou shalt dwell with it.
And it shall protect thee forever; and in the day of acknowledgement thou shalt find a strong foundation." (Ecclus. 27.9)
 
 
 
1) It is a point of honour for each member to read this code immediately after his initiation into the order.
 
 
2) It is a point of honour to study each point of this code periodically.
 
 
3) It is a point of honour for the Grand Knight to have at least one point of this code read at each General Assembly.
 
 
4) It is a point of honour for each member to seek his personal sanctification.
 
 
5) It is a point of honour to cultivate a personal union with our divine saviour by recieving the sacraments frequently.
 
 
6) It is a point of honour to set a good example.
 
 
7) It is a point of honour to spread Christs Kingdom on Earth through evangelization of self and society and by defending and promoting the Faith.
 
 
8) It is a point of honour to attend the ritual assemblies of the Council.
 
 
9) It is a point of honour to attend initiation and elevation ceremonies.
 
 
10) It is a point of honour to conduct all ritual ceremonies in a dignified manner.
 
 
11) It is a point of honour to participate in the social functions of the order.
 
 
12) It is a point of honour to promote goodwill.
 
 
13) It is a point of honour to preserve the good name of the Order.
 
 
14) It is a point of honour to preserve the unity of the Brotherhood.
 
 
15) It is a point of honour for each member, on changing his domicile, to transfer to a local council in the new area of residence.
 
 
16) It is a point of honour to show hospitality.
 
 
17) It is a point of honour to endeavour to support the professsional and business undertakings of other members.
 
 
18) It is a point of honour to increase the membership of the Order.
 
 
19) It is a point of honour to assist those in need.
 
 
20) It is a point of honour to visit the sick.
 
 
21) It is a point of honour to attend the funeral of a brother.
 
 
22) It is a point of honour to perform all duties faithfully.
 
 
23) It is a point of honour to give timely notice when it is impossible to perform a duty.
 
 
24) It is a point of honour to elect to a higher degree only those who endeavour to live in accordance with this code.
 
 
25) It is a point of honour to elect to office only those who possess the necessary qualifications.
 
 
26) It is a point of honour for each officer to perform his duty in accordance with the terms of his appointment.
 
 
27) It is a point of honour to obey lawful authority.
 
 
28) It is a point of honour to be patriotic.
 
 
29) It is a point of honour to be loyal to the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in all matters and pertaining to Faith and morals and to provide it with such assistance as the board of directors in consultation with the South African Catholic Bishops conference may determine from time to time.
 
 
 
 
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