The Order of the Knights of Pythias


The Order of the Knights of Pythias

Extolling Friendship, Charity, and Benevolence, the Knights of Pythias still serve the ideals for which the order was founded by an Act of Congress in 1864.

Location: United States and Canada
Members: 11
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2013

A Homecoming scene at Tacoma's KoP Castle Hall, October 1912. This lodge building and hall is still in current use for KoP's Commencement Lodge #7

The lodge's Club Room today:

Discussion Forum

Pythian Paraphenalia through the ages

Started by Alexsander Mausheim. Last reply by Alexsander Mausheim Aug 26, 2010. 1 Reply

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the peak of Pythian prominence in North American society. More open than Masonic orders, the KoP lodges were places where the "movers and shakers" of the…Continue

Historic Pythian Halls

Started by Alexsander Mausheim Aug 11, 2010. 0 Replies

In the late 1800's to early 1900's, many a grand Pythian Castle Hall was built. Since the decline of the Knights of Pythias after the 1950's, most of these halls have been sold and have either been…Continue

KoP Commencement Lodge #7, Tacoma, Washington -photographs and general discussion

Started by Alexsander Mausheim. Last reply by Alexsander Mausheim May 11, 2010. 3 Replies

  Interior of the Castle Hall, Knights of Pythias Commencement Lodge #7 A brief comment from the current Chancellor Commander: Historic preservation and our love for Tacoma and this building are…Continue

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Comment by Alexsander Mausheim on December 7, 2010 at 7:39pm
Dave, that is rather distressing- I would try the national (Supreme) lodge (link at top of page). They will be able to connect you with whoever the current officers are for your area.
Comment by Dave Amata on December 2, 2010 at 3:19pm
Still haven't back from anyone. Should I email the Grand Lodge again?
Comment by Dave Amata on November 2, 2010 at 10:19am
Thanks, Alex. I didn't find any local info on lodges besides the Grand Lodge in Salt Lake, though I did email them as well.
Comment by Alexsander Mausheim on October 29, 2010 at 5:54pm
Hello, Dave! Simply show up at a local meeting- in many lodges, there is an open time for guests prior to a ritual meeting. Someone will be happy to answer your questions, show you around, and provide you with a membership application (I have a sample of one posted on this group somewhere). Welcome to the group, by the way!
Comment by Dave Amata on October 27, 2010 at 2:21pm
I would like more information on the KoP. Apparently, there is a Grand Lodge here in Utah. Do you need a sponsor to apply for membership?
Comment by Alexsander Mausheim on October 9, 2010 at 8:37am
Welcome, Tracy! It's quite good to see you here. Please feel free to add to any of the conversations on this group.
Comment by Tracy King on October 9, 2010 at 5:08am
Hello to all brother Knights, and every one else too!
Comment by Alexsander Mausheim on September 30, 2010 at 2:12pm
Jason, try the Supreme Lodge- it is possible that the local contact information is out of date.
Comment by Jason M. on September 30, 2010 at 1:51pm
Well, I emailed my local grand lodge about on our about August 25th for more information or to be contacted, but have not heard a thing. From what I can gather, my local organization doesn't seem to be very big or active...
Comment by Liam Strain on August 30, 2010 at 11:13am
Thanks Alexsander. Much appreciated.

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