Grand Chancellor - John Morris, Jr.
Grand Secretary, Marty Trent, PSR
Grand Lodge Scholarship Program
Celebrating Over 150 Years of Pythianism!
E-mail is the best way to contact us (e-mail links to Grand Chancellor and Grand Secretary above).
We apologize, but due to hundreds of lodge mergers through the years, missing records, and lack of sufficient staff to research requests, we are not able to respond to geneological inquiries.
The webmaster manages several pages, so please specify in your e-mail that your message is in regard to the Knights of Pythias website.
Webmaster: Marty Trent
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. The primary object of any fraternal organization is to promote friendship among men and to provide for the general welfare of its membership. The outstanding principles of the Knights of Pythias are Friendship, Charity, and Benevolence as exemplified in the story of Damon and Pythias. Damon and Pythias were students of the father of Philosophy, Pythagoras. In our fraternal order's ritualistic work, every sentence has a meaning and every paragraph a beautiful and inspiring lesson. The Pythian Order does not seek to shape any person's belief, but is the practical application of spiritual and charitable principles of everyday life. We have a heritage of which we are proud and our precepts and teachings lead human beings to higher ideals of life. We invite like minded-people of all races and creeds, who are of good character, to join us in making these ideals a reality in modern living.
Approximately 40 Subordinate Lodges in Ohio
Grand Chancellor's Philanthropy - changes each year
Ronald McDonald Houses
Poster Contest (see Supreme Lodge website - link above)
Grand Lodge Session: Usually first week in September except when it conflicts with religious holidays
Other Pythian Organizations in Ohio:
Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorrasan
Nomads of Avrudaka