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Yorktown Lodge # 859 Order Knights of Pythias

Our Purpose

Organization Purpose

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".

Our 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.

"If fraternal love held all men bound, how beautiful this world would be"