Novel base catalysts were obtained by subjecting Y zeolites to nitridation. These materials were characterized by elemental analysis, X-ray diffraction, BET surface area analysis, In situ diffuse reflectance infrared fourier transform Spectroscopy (in situ DRIFTS), Pyrrole adsorption. The results indicated nitrogen-incorporated NaY zeolite was well ordered and possess high surface area and pore volume. In situ DRIFTS experiments confirmed that N atoms had been introduced into the framework by nitridation to form -NH2- or -NH- species. It was found that Lewis basicity of these oxynitride materials increased by the pyrrole adsorption. Furthmore, the basic catalytic properties of nitrogen-incorporated zeolites were evaluated by Knoevenagal condensation of benzaldehyde with diethyl malonate and enhanced yield of product was achieved.