- "You are Jedi Knights. Responsibility. Peace. Discipline. You are the examples the galaxy looks to. Your successes will carry through the Republic and beyond. As will your mistakes. Your choices will matter, helping the Jedi maintain order during a time of discord. The younglings look up to you. Your choices matter to them. And some of you will receive Padawans of your own. Your choices will matter to them as well. We are at war. This is unprecedented within our lifetimes, and you are among the first to reach Knighthood during this time of war. Remember that war is like a fire across the galaxy. It spreads and it consumes. We must never waver in the face of that fire. We are keepers of the peace. We are Jedi. The Republic needs us more than ever, which means our faith in the Force, our connection to the Force must never waver."
- ―Mace Windu
In 22 BBY, the Jedi Order held a mass knighting ceremony to promote a group of senior Padawans to the rank of Jedi Knight. The Jedi's need for more Knights had been fuelled by the demands of the recently-started Clone Wars, for which the Jedi had found themselves serving as commanding officers of the Galactic Republic's new clone army against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. During the ceremony, held in the training ground of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, a group including Anakin Skywalker, Olana Chion, Keer Stenwyt, Cyruss Okent, and D'urban Wen-Hurd were formally named Jedi Knights, although at least Skywalker had already been given the title beforehand.
The ceremony was overseen by Grand Master Yoda and Jedi Master Mace Windu, and attended by the new Knights' former Masters, Padawans, younglings, and members of the Jedi High Council. Senators and Republic Military officers also attended. Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine was supposed to come in person, but he was unable to attend as more than a hologram due to word of a recent bombing on the neutral planet Cato Neimoidia.