#2095 - K. of P. Opening Ode / Closing Ode

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The Knights of Pythias songbook Odes and Marches of the order of Knights of Pythias contains over a dozen ritualistic songs, almost all written by Justus Henry Rathbone. An alternate melody to the Opening Ode is #14 - America; an alternate melody to the Closing Ode is #36 - Pleyel's Hymn

The Order of Knights of Pythias is an international, non-sectarian fraternal order, established in 1864 in Washington, DC, by Rathbone and was the first fraternal order to be chartered by an Act of Congress.


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