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