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The Rathbone Celebration is coming on February 18th at Crescens Lodge #33 in New Castle. Come and help celebrate the 153rd birthday of our awesome Order...bring your candidates...and enjoy a great day of Pythian fellowship and Rank Work!!  Remember...the state membership contest continues! Will you be the next BIG winner?
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The 2017 Calendar of Events is now freshly updated!

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Crescens Lodge will meet at the Gas Grill Family Restaurant on January 31st at 6pm. Bring your family for this special outing!
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Scholarship Entries are now being accepted! Remember the January 25th DEADLINE!! Find the forms by clicking on "Event Forms" and then on PUBLIC Academic Assistance, letter, rules & forms.
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Al Hilal Temple #33, DOKK meets in New Castle on January 30th with a Ham & Bean supper at 6 followed by installation of Officers at 7.
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The Pythian Sister Temple is DARK until March 22nd when they will meet in Muncie to install officers at 7pm.
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Your Membership DUES are now PAST DUE for all organizations!
 

Next Crescens Meetings and Activities are: In January meetings left are 17, 24 & 31.  On the 31st we will be meeting at the Gas Grill Restaurant at I-70 & SR 109 in Knightstown for dinner at 6pm. Dues  for 2017- $20.00 are  NOW PAST DUE!

   Next meeting for DOKEYS  is Mon.., January 30th with installation of officers in New Castle.    Door prize is $115 - 2017 Dues of $25 are now PAST DUE.

Venus Temple #50, PYTHIAN SISTERS is DARK until March 22nd when we will meet in Muncie to install the Officers at 7pm Please try to attend! 2017 dues are  NOW PAST DUE- $15 -

SHERRY'S   FLORAL CREATIONS WILL DAZZLE YOUR HOME! COME AND SEE THEM IN  'TIS THE SEASON GIFTS IN THE PYTHIAN CASTLE. YEAR 'ROUND MONUMENT SADDLES AVAILABLE !  VISIT OUR MEMORIAL ROOM FOR YOUR FUNERAL NEEDS AND OUR UNIQUE GIFTS  THROUGHOUT THE STORE!

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Peace Through Understanding

The Fraternal 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 Universal Peace.

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 Understanding".


The Pythian Story

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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What Pythians do?

 The members of the Fraternal Order Knights of Pythias are deeply involved in their communities throughout the United States and Canada.

Their social and charitable activities are directed towards enhancing the great principles of the Order - FRIENDSHIP, CHARITY, and BENEVOLENCE. These principles are adhered to very strongly through contributions of money, time, efforts and supplies to Pythians and non-Pythians alike. The eventual aim and goal is the betterment of mankind.

For several years the United Cerebral Palsy Association was the primary charity of the Pythian Order - both nationally and locally. Several hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised for the cause, and many Pythians still devote much time and energy on behalf of Cerebral Palsy.
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Pythian Principles

The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias promotes cooperation and friendship between people of good will.

  • Pythians know one way to happiness is through service to mankind.
     

  • Pythians believe that friendship is an essential ingredient in life.
     

  • Pythians make Benevolence, Kindness, Generosity and Tolerance a reality in their lives.
     

  • Pythians place home ties at the top of their priority list.
     

  • Pythians are interested in public affairs on the local, state or province, national and international levels.
     

  • Pythians are eager to enhance the communities in which they live.
     

  • Pythians respect and honor the law of the land in which they live.
     

  • Pythians seek to expand their circle of influence by association with people of like interests and energy.