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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??
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The 2016 Calendar of Events is now posted!  Enjoy!

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Scholarship Entries are now closed and are in the judging process.  Winners hopefully will be posted on this site by mid April.
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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'!
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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!
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Next Crescens Meetings and Activities are: In 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 all activities. Dues  for 2016- $20.00 are  NOW PAST DUE!

   Next meeting for DOKEYS  is Mon.., February 29th in New Castle.    Door prize is $55 - 2016 Dues of $25 are now PAST DUE.

Venus Temple #50, PYTHIAN SISTERS is still dark and will fire up on March 23rd at 7:00pm in New Castle. 2016 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.