ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
+ WHAT IS ORDER OF THE THE EASTERN STAR? +
The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonic-related fraternity of women and men dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness. Although not a part of the Masonic fraternity, membership is based on a Masonic affiliation or relationship, a belief in a Supreme Being, and a desire to acquire additional knowledge and for self improvement.
The degrees of the Order of the Eastern Star teach lessons of fidelity & loyalty, constancy & devotion, purity, faith and love. These degrees are presented in a beautiful ritualistic ceremony designed not only teach the lessons, but also to provide insight for future study and understanding.
+ WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE? +
Eastern Star serves local charitable events and places in their own communities. Including statewide projects related to donating to scholarships for
youth, and supporting a home for aged members. Eastern Star members volunteer to different programs in elementary schools or in literacy
programs and specific community outreach.
+ ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION +
The Order of the Eastern Star was conceived, written and taught by a Master Mason to provide a place where both men and women could work and serve side by side. It is now the largest Fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women belong.
Masons in good standing, wives, mothers, widows, sisters, daughters and legally adopted daughters of Master Masons in good standing are eligible for membership.
The fraternal order is comprised of people with deep religious convictions and spiritual values open to all faiths except no faith.