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  A Fraternal History of Marin County California - Knights of Pythias (K of P)
An interesting example of cooperation between the Knights of Pythias and Freemasons is recorded in connection with the March 26, 1887 dedication of the new Masonic Temple in the city of Santa Cruz.
The most typical emblems associated with the Knights of Pythias are: A sword laid on an open Bible; crossed swords; a skull and cross bones; a sprig of myrtle; spikes; and a knight's helmet with visor, headsman axe, and knight's sword.
The emblem of the Knights of Khorassan is a Tiger's face, to its left a waning crescent moon with three stars and behind it the shadow of the same, to the right of the Tiger are the initials D.O.K.K. The Knights of Khorassan eclipsed an earlier auxiliary organization, the Uniform Rank.
mill-valley.freemasonry.biz /marin_knights_pythias.htm   (3157 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Knights of Pythias
Knights of Pythias, large international fraternity founded in Washington, D.C., on February 19, 1864, and incorporated by Act of Congress on August...
Damon and Phintias (often incorrectly Pythias) (4th century bc), philosophers of the Pythagorean school noted for their faithful friendship to each...
Knight, mounted man-at-arms of medieval Europe, who served a king or other feudal superior, usually in return for the tenure of a tract of land, but...
encarta.msn.com /Knights_of_Pythias.html   (133 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias - Dunmore, PA
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 Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias and its members are dedicated to the cause of universal peace.
The Order of the Knights of Pythias is a recognized sponsor of this worthy endeavor, which supports over 1 million athletes throughout the world.
home1.gte.net /jfmusil/KOP/about.html   (718 words)

  
 Your Company Name Here   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Knights of Pythias is the first fraternal organization to be granted a charter under a special act of the United States Congress in 1864.
The Knights of Pythias is a non-sectarian, fraternal organization, which does charitable work within our various communities.
The Order Knights of Pythias was founded by J.H. Rathbone in 1864 in an attempt to bring brothers from both sides of the Civil War closer together, founded on the principals of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence, it has worked.
www.webnow.com /masskofp   (191 words)

  
 M247 Hattiesburg Knights of Pythias Minute Book
Both the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias, Domain of Mississippi and the Supreme Lodge of the Knights of Pythias were subsequently notified of the donation, and both expressed approval.
The Supreme Order of the Knights of Pythias was founded on February 19, 1864, by Justus H. Rathbone in an effort to heal hatreds caused by the Civil War.
The Knights of Pythias chapter in Hattiesburg, Mississippi was Crescent Lodge #47, which was initiated on March 13, 1888.
www.lib.usm.edu /~archives/m247text.htm   (921 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias Cheviot #755
Friendship, or mutual confidence, being the strongest bond of union between man and man, and only existing where honor has an abiding place, is adopted as a foundation principle.
As the ideal knight of olden time was the personification of all the higher and nobler attributes of man's nature, the candidate for knighthood had to prove himself worthy of acceptance by those who valued friendship, bravery, honor, justice and loyalty.
The Knights of Pythias is dedicated to the cause of universal peace and is pledged to the promotion of understanding among men of good will as the surest means of attaining it.
www.geocities.com /KOP755   (122 words)

  
 Pythian Sisters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Order, an independent auxiliary of the Honorable Order of the Knights of Pythias, was founded on October 23, 1888 with the institution of our first temple, located in Warsaw, Indiana.
The Fraternal Order of the Knights of Pythias boasts a beautiful ritual based on the remarkable story of the boundless friendship between two men of ancient times - Damon and Pythias.
Its founding took place in 1864 in Washington, D.C., with the institution of its first lodge, chartered by an act of the United States Congress, on the order of President Abraham Lincoln, in his desire to find a means to ease the human conflict and suffering created by the Civil War.
www.pythias.org /sisters   (367 words)

  
 KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS IRON CLAD LODGE RECORDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Knights of Pythias of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia is a fl fraternal society founded in 1869 in Richmond, Virginia.
The mission of the Knights of Pythias was benevolence.
The Knights of Pythias records contain organizational records (including minutes and membership rolls), correspondence, financial papers, and organizational forms reflecting the function of the organization through the activities of the Iron Clad Lodge.
cass.etsu.edu /archives/afindaid/a5.html   (657 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias - Special Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Besides performing for the Knights of Pythias, Kaitlyn's aspiration has been to play in a concert with the Dream Kids organization at Disney World in March 2005.
As a result of the Knights of Pythias dinner and a subsequent article published in the Scranton Times, Kaitlyn has been able to raise enought money for herself and her family to attend the event.
Annually, Knights of Pythias scholarships are awarded to seven deserving high school seniors from the local area.
home1.gte.net /jfmusil/KOP/special.html   (288 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias Hall - Detailed Information, Event Schedule & More @ Kickin' Tickets inc.
If you have a Knights of Pythias Hall question that is not answered here, simply call 1-866-339-0035 for assistance.
All Knights of Pythias Hall charts and detailed information are intended to be used as a general indication of seat locations and stage position to better help with making a more informed buying decision.
Knights of Pythias Hall tickets may be sold for more than face value.
www.kickintickets.com /knights_of_pythias_hall_tickets.html   (314 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias Property   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Knights of Pythias home is located on the north side of East Center street, just east of the High street intersection, and the Gulf service station, long operated by Frank Firestone, is located adjacent to the home on the west.
Benson said the Knights of Pythias lodge has purchased for $2,250 a tract of nearly one acre from Arthur Dennis, located on the east side of the extension of South Buffalo street, just adjoining south of the Mrs.
Trustees of the Knights of Pythias lodge, in addition to Benson are Charles Andrews and Ralph Thompsonl.
yesteryear.clunette.com /Kofp.html   (408 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias Sword Identification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This sword is a representative example of a Knights of Pythias society or lodge sword.
A chain is usually found as a knuckle-guard running from the knight's visor to a phoenix bird on the cross-guard finial (both finials are in the likeness of a phoenix bird).
The clamshell may also display the letters "UR" (Uniformed Ranks) which was a militant faction of the Knights of Pythias, now disbanded (believed in the 1950s).
arms2armor.com /Swords/pythias1.htm   (286 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias
The Order of the Knights of Pythias began during the Civil War, founded by Justus Henry Rathbone, who believed a new fraternity should be established for men to gather under a common
An interesting note on the discrimination in the 1880s: the Supreme Lodge of Knights of Pythias adopted a resolution declaring explicitly that no authority has ever been granted for the creation of a Lodge of colored Knights and that a colored man can lawfully be admitted into any Lodge.
The Knights of Pythias has a section in the Silver Terrace cemeteries in Virginia City.
www.comstockcemeteryfoundation.com /foundation/organizations/pythias.htm   (218 words)

  
 Directory - Society: Organizations: Fraternal: Knights of Pythias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Order Knights of Pythias is an international fraternity which was founded in Washington D.C. on February 19, 1864 by Justus Henry Rathbone, and includes more than two thousand subordinate lodges in the United States and Canada, with occasional lodges having been formed elsewhere.
Knights of Pythias  · iweb · An international non-sectarian fraternal organization which engages in many benevolent activities.
Groups : Knights of Pythias  · iweb · Contains message board, chat room, photos, links, a calendar, and contact information.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=260050   (105 words)

  
 Ohio Knights of Pythias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias is a great International Fraternity which was founded in Washington, D.C. on February 19, 1864 by Justus Henry Rathbone.
Local lodges are governed by State Grand Lodges which, in turn, are governed by The Supreme Lodge, Knights of Pythias headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts.
The outstanding principles of the Knights of Pythias are Friendship, Charity, and Benevolence as exemplified in the story of Damon and Pythias.
www.seekinglight.com /ohiopythian   (293 words)

  
 Cemetery Commemorative Plaques & Flagholders
Knights of Pythias was a fraternal organization founded in 1864 in Washington,DC.
The Order Knights of Pythias was founded in Washington DC on February 19, 1864 by Justus H. Rathbone.
Damon was sentenced to death by the tyrant king, Dionysius, and his friend, Pythias, offered to stay as a hostage for four hours so that Damon could visit his family one last time.
www.rootsweb.com /~srgp/flaghold/flag009.htm   (1195 words)

  
 Home Page
We at KOP Kares have joined together to make sure that no one in need of medical equipment do without because of their inability to pay for it.
We are all volunteers for this project and have real jobs, so if you have some extra time to help, please go to our Volunteer Page and sign up.
Please use the link on the left to read about the KOP Kares project, and what we have been doing for 5 years.
www.kop-kares.org   (199 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias
For the first decade of the Knights of Pythias is largely the story of Rathbone and Read.
Samuel Read was perfectly happy with the Knights of Pythias as originally founded and the convention of 1868 passed a resolution disavowing the SPK and demanding that all Grand and Subordinate lodges not have anything to do with this new order.
But underlying it all appears to be an attitude that the Knights of Pythias was a uniquely American organization whose ritual ought to be in English--possibly being influenced by the fact that the ritual was based on works of English literature.
phoenixmasonry.org /masonicmuseum/fraternalism/knights_of_pythias.htm   (6401 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
The Knights of Pythias, a charitable, benevolent, and fraternal order, was established in Texas with the installation of Lodge No.
On April 30, 1895, the Knights of Pythias was granted a charter by the state.
The zenith in number of lodges was attained in 1910 with 378, and in number of members in 1922 with 30,507.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/KK/vnk1.html   (351 words)

  
 Junior Order Knights of Pythias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Junior Order Knights of Pythias is a recognized auxiliary of the Fraternal Order Knights of Pythias, an organization which affords preliminary training in the principals of Fraternity for our youth, ages 10 through 17, as exemplified by the parent order.
A Junior Order Knights of Pythias Chapter can be formed with 9 or more young men age 10 thru 17 years, with an Adult Advisor and a Sponsoring Lodge.
This Order is based on the legendary Friendship of Damon and Pythias during the ancient days of Syracuse and philospher Pythagoras.
www.pythias.org /jr-order   (533 words)

  
 Gonzaga Law Review
This section does not apply to any school or college where military training and instruction is given under the provisions of state or federal laws, nor to the order of Knights of Templar, Knights of Pythias, Patriarchs Militant or Uniform Rank of Woodmen of the World.
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, agreed, viewing military operations as "'conduct' not 'speech."' [32] This has been the only case concerning a First Amendment challenge to an anti-militia law.
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, 543 F. Supp.
www.saf.org /LawReviews/BowdenAndDees.htm   (4921 words)

  
 Thomas A. Bruno; Knights of Pythias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
am active in the Knights of Pythias, a wonderful fraternal order celebrating friendship among men from all walks of life.
At one time the Knights of Pythias owned the entire block in downtown Urbana, and had a lodge in Champaign as well.
The Knights of Pythias reached its membership peak in the 1920's when there were more than 500 lodges in Illinois, and more than 50,000 members in Illinois.
www.tombruno.com /knights_pythias.html   (219 words)

  
 Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain
Almost certainly a splinter group of the Knights of Pythias—21 of the founding members were Pythians.
See the Knights of Pythias page for a history of that order.
Both the Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain and the Supreme Lodge of the Mystic Chain are long since defunct.
www.phoenixmasonry.org /masonicmuseum/fraternalism/aokmc.htm   (757 words)

  
 Knights of Pythias Master at Arms Short Sword Identification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Knights of Pythias Master at Arms Short Sword Identification
This sword is a representative example of another common society or lodge sword.
I have been told that these were used by the Master-at-Arms during various Knights of Pythias (USA) ceremonies.
www.arms2armor.com /Swords/pythias2.htm   (272 words)

  
 Greenwood Knights of Pythias Cemetery / Records and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The president of the cemetery company, Wilbur H. Myers, was a member of the Knights of Pythias and decided to amend the charter to change the name of the cemetery to "The Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery Company of Philadelphia." This amended charter was recorded on March 18, 1870.
The Knights of Pythias, as befitting a benevolent association, acquired graves within the cemetery for the use of its members.
The Knights of Pythias, upset over conditions at Greenwood, tried unsuccessfully to have their name removed from the cemetery.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~solly/pages/greenwood.html   (378 words)

  
 DC Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Contact the DC Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias at:
Grand Domain of the District of Columbia, Order Knights of Pythias
The Grand Domain of the District of Columbia, Order Knights of Pythias is the birthplace of our Order.
www.homestead.com /dckop/home.html   (286 words)

  
 Cyndi's List - Societies & Groups - Fraternal Organizations
Includes pictures of some examples of Knights of Columbus, Grand Army of the Republic, and K of C Uniform Rank sword hilts.
For anyone with a genealogical interest in the Knights of Pythias fraternal organization and the Pythian sisters.
Members of the Knights of Pythias or others who are willing to do genealogy lookups are especially welcome.
www.cyndislist.com /soc-frat.htm   (2176 words)

  
 Stonewall-Jasper Lodge No.6 Knight of Pythias
By clicking on the various buttons you can visit and discover what the Knights of Pythias is all about.
We are very proud to be the first of two fraternal organizations which received their charter from the United States Congress, the second being the Boy Scouts of America.
The Knights of Pythias also works to promote and support the Boy Scouts by allowing the use of their meeting halls and participating with various programs, incentives and monetary support.
stonewall-jasper.tripod.com   (455 words)

  
 Knights & Scouting
In cooperation with organizations like Knights of Pythias, Scouting offers a way for your club and the community to bring fun and adventure to young people and to provide effective character building, citizenship training, and personal fit ness opportunities for youth.
The Knights of Pythias Eagle Scout Achievement Patch and Certifcate.
For more information or to obtain a certificate for you Eagle Scout, please email this lodge at least 3 weeks before so one can be ordered in time.
kpofutah.tripod.com /id5.html   (358 words)

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