Ancient Order, Knights of the Mystic Chain

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Ancient Order, Knights of the Mystic Chain

Charm design featuring AOKMC symbols
Motto "Loyalty, Obedience, and Fidelity"
Formation 2 February 1871
Dissolution Unknown; local castles continued to be established well into the 1950s.
Purpose/focus Mutual benefit society (from 1889)
Headquarters Reading, Pennsylvania
Founders John O. Matthews
John M. Brown
Main organ The Mystic Chain Knight

The Ancient Order, Knights of the Mystic Chain (AOKMC, or simply Knights of the Mystic Chain) was an American fraternal order, founded at Reading, Pennsylvania in 1871 by John O. Matthews (with John M. Brown and other Freemasons), their ritual "founded on traditions and fancies which hedge themselves about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table."[1]

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References

  1. Stevens, Albert C., ed. (1907), "Ancient Order, Knights of the Mystic Chain", The Cyclopædia of Fraternities (2 ed.), New York: E.B. Treat and Co., p. 124-126, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015020238435;view=1up;seq=152