Celebrating 150 years of helping people


Thank you for visiting the website of the Grand Lodge, Domain of New York, of the Knights of Pythias. The Order of Knights of Pythias, a great international, non-sectarian fraternity, founded in Washington, DC, by Justus H. Rathbone, in 1864, became the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the Congress of the United States after careful investigation by then-President Abraham Lincoln.

Our fraternal order follows three distinguishing principles: Friendship, Charity and Benevolence. Domains of the Order exist in most states and provinces.  Subordinate lodges are located in many cities and towns across the United States,  Canada and Europe

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