Welcome to the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias of the Domain of Illinois
Order of Knights of Pythias is an international, non-sectarian fraternal
order, established in 1864 in Washington, DC, by and
was the first fraternal order to be chartered by an Act of Congress.
Domains of the Order exist in most states and provinces, and
subordinate lodges are located in many cities and towns across the
United States and Canada.
Please take a look around our
website. If you are interested in joining, please use the"Contact Us" page.
The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias
and its members are dedicated to the cause
of universal peace.
Pythians are pledged to the promotion of
understanding among men of good will as the
surest means of attaining Universal Peace.
We believe that men, meeting in a spirit of
goodwill, in an honest effort of
understanding, can live together on this
earth in peace and harmony.
We seek those who agree with this belief,
and have a belief in a personal Supreme
Being, to join our ranks in an effort to
reach "Peace Through Understanding".
The Fraternal Order of Knights of
Pythias promotes cooperation and
friendship between people of good
Pythians know one way to happiness
is through service to mankind.
Pythians believe that friendship is
an essential ingredient in life.
Pythians make Benevolence, Kindness,
Generosity and Tolerance a reality
in their lives.
Pythians place home ties at the top
of their priority list.
Pythians are interested in public
affairs on the local, state or
province, national and international
Pythians are eager to enhance the
communities in which they live.
Pythians respect and honor the law
of the land in which they live.
Pythians seek to expand their circle
of influence by association with
people of like interests and energy
||Our social and charitable activities are
directed towards enhancing the great
principles of the Order - FRIENDSHIP,
CHARITY, and BENEVOLENCE. These principles
are adhered to very strongly through
contributions of money, time, efforts and
supplies to Pythians and non-Pythians alike.
The eventual aim and goal is the betterment