INTRODUCTION: The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both women and men may belong. Worldwide there are over 500,000 members under the General Grand Chapter. Eastern Star is an adoptive rite of Freemasonry and a social order comprised of persons with spiritual values and whose teachings are charitable and benevolent, but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty and character building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work inspired by Biblical examples of heroic conduct and moral values.
While the Order is comprised of people with deep spiritual convictions, it is open to people of any faith who believe in a 'Supreme Being'. A deep fraternal bond exists between its members and we consider it a privilege to help another member whenever we can.