About the Order
Of The Eastern Star
What It Is: The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal
organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. Worldwide,
there are approximately 1 million members under the General
Eastern Star is a social order comprised of persons with spiritual values but
it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing
and character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic
work. A deep fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome
relationship of sisterly and brotherly love brought about through high principles
exemplified in our lives which makes us near and dear to each other.
While this is an Order composed of people of deep spiritual convictions, it
is open to all faiths, except no faith. The personal welfare of our members
is vital to all of those in the Eastern Star and it is considered a privilege
to help another member whenever we can. For membership information, click here.
Purposes. The stated purposes of the organization are: Charitable, Educational,
Fraternal and Scientific; but there is much more to it than that. Dr. Rob Morris,
the Poet Laureate of Masonry, founded the Order using beautiful and inspiring
biblical examples of heroic conduct and moral values. These portray the noble
principles which should adorn the personal lives of Eastern Star members. Eastern
Star strives to take good people and through uplifting and elevating associations
of love and service, and through precept and example, build an Order which is
truly dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness.
Projects. Concrete evidence of the charitable nature of the organization
as it affects others is the millions of dollars which have been raised within
the membership to support national, jurisdictional, and local charities. Many
Grand Jurisdictions have homes for their senior members.
OES Charities | How to Join The OES | Brief History of the OES