Sovereign Prince Hall Grand Council
Order of the Knights of Pythagoras
Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia, F & A.M., Inc.
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The order of the Knights of Pythagoras is an organization composed of youths from nine to twenty years of age inclusive, working under the sponsorship and personal supervision of Prince Hall Masons, to provide beneficial use of their spare time, worthwhile companions, wholesome, educational environment, and a program aiming to interest and aid youths, in their all-round development.

Carl A. Albritton
Carl A. AlbrittonState Director
Martin Luther King Jr. Council #5
Wilktion Shaw
Wilktion ShawAsst. State Director (East)
W. L. Ransome Council #1
William J. Crews
William J. CrewsAsst. State Director (West)
District 14 & 16 Council #7

Sovereign Prince Hall Grand Council

Order of the Knights of Pythagoras

Commonwealth of Virginia

State Youth Officers 2017 - 2018

 

Most Venerable Grand Master Knight Damori Barker #3
Venerable Grand Senior Knight Kyle Baptiste #5
Venerable Grand Junior Knight Jared Faulks #8
Venerable Grand Knight Treasurer Robert Tarver #5
Venerable Grand Knight Recorder  Jamil Carter #8 
Venerable Grand Knight Senior Deacon Larson Mayfield #7
Venerable Grand Knight Junior Deacon Keanu Arrington #2
Venerable Grand Knight Senior Steward James Booker #1
Venerable Grand Knight Junior Steward Brandon Lee #3
Venerable Grand Knight Chaplain Jamieon Tanner #5
Venerable Grand Knight Almoner Thomas Harris #8
Venerable Grand Knight Marshall Josias Mayfield #7
Venerable Grand Knight Standard Bearer Deondre Jesse #6
Venerable Grand Knight Orator Jarius Washington #1
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Payton Dade Jr. #5
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Israel Reed #8
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Jatavion Johnson #2
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Jaren Davis #3
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Michael Hammond #6
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Johnathan Snead #7
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Dakari Reinhardt #1
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Isiah Wade #8
Venerable Grand Knight Mentor Demetre South #6
Venerable Grand Knight Sentinel Machai Hightower #5
Venerable Grand Knight Organist Sherard Callaway #8

 

W. L. Ransome Council #1

801 Prince Hall Dr., Richmond, VA 23224

2nd & 4th Saturday @10am

E. S. Brown Council #2

1906 Carroll Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24017

Luke N. Robinson Council #3

1004 Halifax Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

2nd Saturday @ 11am

Prince Hall Council #4

520 N 25th Street (Leigh), Richmond, VA  23233

2nd Saturday @ 10am

Martin Luther King Jr. Council #5

7809 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA  22306

3rd Saturday @ 10am

Bethlehem Star Council #6

1689 General Puller Highway,  Saluda, VA  23149

1st & 4th Saturday @ 9am

District #14 & 16 Council #7

1001 River Road, South Boston , VA 24592

3rd Saturday @ 10am

Norfolk 1st Masonic District Council #8

1516 E. Princess Anne Rd., Norfolk, VA 23504

1st & 3rd Saturday @ 1100

   
   
   
   
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Order of the Knights of Pythagoras?

 The order of the Knights of Pythagoras is an organization composed of youths from nine to twenty years of age inclusive, working under the sponsorship and personal supervision of Prince Hall Masons, to provide beneficial use of their spare time, worthwhile companions, wholesome, educational environment, and a program aiming to interest and aid youths, in their all-round development.

Who may become members of the Order of the Knights of Pythagoras?

Membership is open to all boys in the community who are of required age, willing to attend meetings, willing to learn, and willing to conform to our rules and regulations.  It is not necessary for a boy to be a son or a relative of a Mason to be eligible for membership.  

It should be kept in mind that this organization is not a Junior Masonic Order but is merely under Masonic Supervision.

What activities do Councils of the Knights of Pythagoras carry on?

The Youth Knights hold meetings in what are called "Councils".  Each Council is hosted by a Lodge or a Masonic District, who provide advisors from their own Lodge membership.  The Councils in the State meet annually for a Summer Encampment which last three days.  Many workshops, athletic activities and awards programs are held at this event.  Also at the Summer Encampment the Youth Knights participate in election of new Grand Council Officers, a banquet, and Divine Service.

Other programs are held throughout the year (Devotional Day, Sunday in June; Patriot's Day, July 4th; Parents' Day, Sunday in November, etc). 


What lessons are taught in the Rite on Investure? 

From their first entrance into a council of the Knights of Pythagoras, as a candidate of initiation, the Youths are presented impressive lessons, free from hilarity and horseplay.  The investure is built around the nine Cardinal virtues of the Order: Adoration and Reverence for God, Love of Parents, Righteous Thinking, Purity, Patriotism, Toleration, Courtesy, Friendship and Constancy.

The order embraces no particular creed but teaches faith in the one living and true God.

While the Order of the Knights of Pythagoras has its ritual with its secret signs, words, etc., it has no secrets to withhold from the world regarding its aims in making its members better sons and better youths than they have ever been before.

Do Youths enjoy the Knights of Pythagoras?

All boys enjoy the many-sides activities of The Knights of Pythagoras.  Its entire program is especially designed for them.  It gives them the advantage of the highest type of associates at an age when they are active and energetic and Masonry can make no greater contribution than to aid in directing their efforts in uplifting channels during their spare time. 

What must a youth do to become a member of the Order of the Knights of Pythagoras?

 A youth, between the prescribed age limits, should file a petition for membership in a Council of the Order of the Knights of Pythagoras through any member.  On this petition, the character of the applicant must be vouched for by two active Knights, a Master Mason or a Majority Knight.

After age of twenty-one, what?

When a member reaches the age of twenty-one, he automatically ceases to be an active member.  His passing into citizenship from the Knights of Pythagoras is marked by an impressive ceremony, at which he is given a certificate.  This certificate proclaims to the world that the possessor has had the benefit of superior training offered by the Knights of Pythagoras under exemplary Masonic leadership. 

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