Peace Through Understanding
Order of Knights of Pythias and its members are dedicated to the cause
of universal peace. Pythians are pledged to the promotion of
understanding among men of good will as the surest means of attaining
We believe that men, meeting in a spirit of goodwill, in an honest effort
of understanding, can live together on this earth in peace and harmony.
We seek those who agree with this belief, and have a belief in a personal
Supreme Being, to join our ranks in an effort to reach "Peace Through
History of the Order
The Order of Knights of Pythias is a great international fraternity which
was founded in Washington, DC, February 19, 1864, by Justus H. Rathbone,
and embraces more than two thousand subordinate lodges in the United
States and Canada, with occasional lodges having been formed elsewhere.
The primary object of fraternal organizations is to promote friendship
among men and to relieve suffering. Each organization adopts some
outstanding principle as its objective. The individuality of an order is
determined by its ideal sentiment. The distinguishing principles of the
Order of Knights of Pythias are "FRIENDSHIP, CHARITY and BENEVOLENCE".
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Order of Knights of Pythias promotes cooperation and friendship between
people of good will.
one way to happiness is through service to mankind.
believe that friendship is an essential ingredient in life.
Benevolence, Kindness, Generosity and Tolerance a reality in their
home ties at the top of their priority list.
interested in public affairs on the local, state or province, national
and international levels.
eager to enhance the communities in which they live.
respect and honor the law of the land in which they live.
to expand their circle of influence by association with people of like
interests and energy.