The Rathbone Celebration is coming on
February 20th at Worthington Lodge #253. Come and help celebrate the
152nd 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?
The 2016 Calendar of Events is now
Scholarship Entries are now closed
and are in the judging process. Winners hopefully
will be posted on this site by mid April.
Your February Family Fun
Outing for the District will be at Lumpy's Restaurant in
Cambridge City on Sunday, February 21st at 2:00 pm.
Hope to see you there for some great home cookin'!
Crescens Lodge invites
everyone to join them for a fun outing at Hoosier Park
Racing & Casino on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm.
Starting with great food followed by ponies running on
the screens and slots running wild in the casino...the
choice is yours!
Crescens Meetings and
February meetings are 2, 9, 16 & 23. On the 23rd we will be travelling
to Anderson to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino at 6:00 pm. Sounds like fun!
Check out the Calendar for
for 2016- $20.00 are NOW PAST DUE!
Next meeting for DOKEYS is
29th in New Castle. Door prize is $55 - 2016 Dues of $25 are now
#50, PYTHIAN SISTERS
is still dark and will fire up on March 23rd at 7:00pm in New Castle.
dues are NOW PAST DUE- $15 -
WILL DAZZLE YOUR HOME! COME AND SEE THEM IN 'TIS THE SEASON GIFTS
IN THE PYTHIAN CASTLE.
YEAR 'ROUND MONUMENT
VISIT OUR MEMORIAL ROOM FOR YOUR FUNERAL NEEDS AND OUR UNIQUE
SPRING HAS SPRUNG
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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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.
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.