Grand Lodge,

Knights of Pythias of Missouri

part of a fraternal order dedicated to

Friendship, Charity, & benevolence

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

-Justus H. Rathbone, Founder of the Knights of Pythias

Who We Are

About the Knights of Pythias

History of the Knights of Pythias

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Thank you for visiting the official website of the Grand Lodge of Missouri of the Order Knights of Pythias. Instituted in 1871 under the authority of the Supreme Lodge, our grand domain now incorporates the states of Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas.

Please take full advantage of our resources here. Read of our rich and gallant history, stay up to date with our news and events, and see what subordinate lodges are near you. If you are of good moral character, believe in a Supreme Being, are willing to learn and experience our chivalric way of life and want to know how to join, or if you have any other questions, please contact us.

Recent News & Updates

Five Members Initiated in Emporia, KS

On February 15th, 2020, as part of Pythian Awareness Week, 11 Knights from Sicilian Lodge #39 and Grand Chancellor Larry Caudle of the Grand Domain of Missouri traveled to Emporia, Kansas to perform a 3-in-1 day ceremony rank work for five new members of the Order,...

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Swords of the Knights of Pythias

Swords are still used in our rituals and ceremonies but they are mainly owned by the subordinate lodges. In former times, many Pythians prided themselves in their ability to do “floor work” as we call performing during the rituals and ceremonies.

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Uniform Rank Drills & History

By Jason Ray Bright The Knights of Pythias are the most interesting historical chivalric fraternities in my estimation. Founded during the Civil War, endorsed by then sitting President Abraham Lincoln and then given a US Congressional Charter; this Knightly Order not...

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