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Our purpose is to help preserve the rich and colorful history
of The Order of Knights of Pythias.
To accomplish this, we rely on our brothers, sisters, historians
and Pythian friends to send us
information and web links about past events, former members
and related historical subjects.
Knights of Pythias Library (non-ritual)
“Tactics and Manual for Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias”, First
edition published in Cincinnati, Ohio in July 1883.
“Pythias Knighthood: Its History and Literature”, published
at Cincinnati, OH 1888 (Archive.org)
Author: James R. Carnahan, Commander of the Uniformed Rank(UR)*
*The Uniformed Rank (UR) came into being in 1878. A great many
Pythians were Civil War Veterans and some lodges formed their
own military drill teams. This would in time evolve into the
Uniformed Ranks. The Pythian UR
was sometimes known as the Army of the Lily.
William D. Kennedy’s Pythian History published in 1904
A history of the Knights of Pythias and its branches and auxiliary
- 1910 (Archive.org)
Author: Capt. Hugh Goold Webb - P.C.P.G.R.
The Golden Shield of Pythian Knighthood - 1928
Author: Charles J. Creller - Grand Keeper of Records and Seal
/ Knights of Pythias California
Damon and Pythias by Banim