is the Pythian Order organized?
Pythian Order consists of the Supreme (International) Lodge which is composed of representatives from the Grand (State or
Provincial) Lodges, each of which is composed of representatives from the various Subordinate (local) Lodges.
there any auxiliary organizations?
there are two active recognized auxiliary organizations: The Pythian Sisters and the Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan
(DOKK). The Pythian Sisters organization, in addition to its beautiful ritualistic work, is engaged in altruistic efforts
second to none among women's organizations. The Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan and their auxiliary, the Nomads
of Avrudaka, are the "playground" of our Fraternal Order. Their mission, in addition to substantial altruistic
work, is to encourage a more intimate Pythian experience and closer brotherhood.
do Pythians do?
of the Fraternal Order Knights of Pythias are involved in their communities. Their activities are directed towards enhancing
the principles of Friendship, Charity, and Benevolence. These principles are suported by contributions of money, labor
and supplies to Pythians and non-Pythians alike. The Texas Pythian Childrens home is primary charities in the Domain
of Texas The Texas Pythian family has donated generously to this cause for almost 100 years.
Local Pythian Lodges and Pythian Sister Temples support and sponsor
groups such as the Boy Scouts, Womens Shelters and youth sports. A strength of the Pythian Order is the ability to meet
the needs of the local community as seen and accepted by the local members. Additionally, each year the Pythian Order
sponsors a Poster Contest for high school age youth. The annual Poster Contest emphasizes safety and concern for others.
Prizes are awarded on the local, state or province, and international level.
The Pythian Order provides opportunity for personal growth and development of individual
talents and skills. Leadership development opportunities abound throughout the local and international levels.
What are Pythian Principles?
The Fraternal Order Knights of Pythias promotes cooperation and friendship between people
of good will.
Pythians know one way to happiness is through service
Pythians believe that friendship is an essential ingredient
in every walk of life.
Pythians make Benevolence,
Kindness, Generosity and Tolerance a reality in their lives.
place home ties at the top of their priority list.
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.
Order 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 and women, meeting in a spirit of goodwill, in an honest effort of understanding, can live together in peace and harmony.
We seek those who agree with this belief, and have a personal belief in a Supreme Being, to join our ranks in an effort to
reach "Peace Through Understanding."
The information presented on this page is take from
a pamphlet entitled, "The Pythian Story," which is distributed by the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias.