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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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