Order of the Eastern Star


Order of the Eastern Star

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 Grand Chapter.

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 with faith. Athiests are not permitted to join. 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.

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.

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.


  1. Darlyn Davies says

    Good day, I am making a wall quilt of the Eastern Star for my Mother-in-law.
    In November it is her 60th anniversary as one of your members for Manitoba.
    I am looking for copies of the symbols in the middle of the star. Where or how can I get them. I have the star completed and have been trying to redraw them. They do not come close. If there is a way I can get them I would appriciate it.
    Thank you

  2. IAN WILSON says

    Fraternal Greetings. I am a master mason living and working in Saudi Arabia – Red Sea Lodge# 919 ACGL . My Wife is a Philippine national and is interested in joining the O.E.S. Do you have any contact information for chapters in the Manila area ?

  3. carol-lee nichols says

    Hello, I recently lost my grandmother, she was 91. Going through her belongings, i discovered some of her Eastern Star things. I have been interested in this for a while now, but my grandma was moved up to Maryland and we couldn’t speak anymore, because of my cousin. I’ve wanted to learn more and hopefully join someday. If you would please, get in contact with me.
    I live at:
    1665 Hooker st #16
    Denver, CO 8020

    I still have my NC cell phone numb (910) 391-0243

    Thanking you in advance
    Carol-lee Nichols

  4. Ann Krannig says

    I am looking for Eastern Star Decals about 3inch in size need at least 25
    the kind to sock in water and slide off on an Egg Art(I am making for my officers )
    this is my first choice
    Second would be peal off’s
    Please advise.

  5. Sandra Thomas says

    I live in Memphis, Tenn and I would love to become a member of the Eastern Star. I have always wanted to become one since I was a teenager but I don’t know anyone who is a member or know where to go to inquire on how to become a member…could someone PLEASE HELP ME!!!

  6. Jocelynn Neal says

    I recently found out my great grandparents was an Eastern Star and a Mason. I am interested in learning how to become a member. How can I get more information? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Ciera says

    I am interested in OES and i would like to receive more information about becoming an OES. i also live in memphis and i was wondering if there was a chapter there.

  8. Kartika Hamprisa says

    How can I join freemasonry in my country, Indonesia? Or can I be part of OES in the US? Thank you and I really appreciate your feedback and assistance.

  9. Tracey says

    I was a WM in Florida, I have relocated to New York, Queens area, for those that are interested in joining can you please enter your area so we will know. We have lots of people interested but no location so we can contact you or get someone to contact you. We would love to have new Stars, so please leave at least the state that you are in. Thanks to all

  10. michelle says

    I am interested in joining OES I have friends that are Masons.I would like to receive more information on becoming OES.I have talked with friends already.I live in South Carolina

  11. latifah says

    My grandmother was a Eastern Star and my uncles are masons. Im from Boston Ma and I really want to be enlighten. I want to be part of the OES organization… Should I talk to my family or go to the lodge personally?

  12. Fitore says


    I am interested to become a member of the OES, but I haven’t seen or heard that in my country, Kosovo, do exist, so I could have been able to ask. Although I heard I need to be recommended. I have this wish since I was really young and now I am 36. Any guidance will be very much appreciated.

    Very respectfully,

  13. Tonia says

    Greetings ,
    I am interested in becoming a OES, I live in California and would like more information. It would be a great honor to become a OES. Thank you all

  14. Akym Shakur says

    Greetings to you all: My name is A’Kym. My husband is a Mason and so is my grandfather. I am interested in joining the Order of The Eastern Stars, yet I have no means of contact here in Memphis, Tennessee. Please contact me with more info how to join in my area.


  15. Adria seymour says

    My name is Adria, my mother Lisa Hedrick, is looking for answers on our family history and have found a lot of information on grand master Aiman C. Hedrick and his son, (her father) Gordon B. Hedrick, they both died at very young ages, which leaves their and our past a huge mystery. If anyone knows these names and can give me some history and insight on our place in life. Both of us (lisa Hedrick and myself, adria seymour) are incredibly “gifted” and are now facing illness, hence the reason for the inquisition. Please if anyone has ANY info please email me rockyroosy@yahoo.com
    Thank you in advance for your answers.

  16. Lisa Starr Hedrick says

    I am Lisa Starr Hedrick….my grandfather Aiman Hedrick was the 48th grand master of the mosonic lodge in muncie Indiana 1952….he died a year later….my father Gordon brian Hedrick died in 1968…my grandmother CLAUDIA LEE MIER HEDRICK(harris)was an OES IN MUNCIE INDIANA…I am interested in any and all information pertaining to my “heritage”…and am possibly interested in joining…(of I am able)…
    My grandmother always would tell me that when she passed I would inherit the”coat of arms” (which I’m not even sure what that is) but I am the last to carry the name in this family…but alas when she parted…HER HUSBAND AT THE TIME Elmer Harris. ..would not let any of us to even enter the house…I have lost contact with everyone from my fathers side of the family…please….PLEASE HELP. ..any info is greatly appreciated. ..thank you
    Lisa Starr Hedrick

  17. Lisa Starr Hedrick says

    Lisa Starr Hedrick sgain…I am currently in Orlando Florida. ..but hope to be going back home to Indiana by spring 2015

  18. Zelda Miller-Gibbs says

    Greetings: I am interested in becoming an Eastern Star, I live in Fredericksburg, VA and have been unable to locate a lodge here. If someone could contact me I would truly appreciate it.

  19. Anne says

    my grandmother passed away 6 years ago and for 20 years of my life she always showed me her ring etc. She always wanted me a part of it,her brother was akso a mason. how do I learn more?

  20. Nicole Jones says

    Hello my name. Is Nicole Jones my grandmother was a eastern star. See 94 years old she jest pass about 40 minutes ago

  21. Phillip says

    How are you im Phillip and I’m a prince hall master mason and I have a cousin in Memphis that would love to become an eastern star she is very loyal and is very motivated to become oni am stationed in Florida so I don’t know any chapters there but of someone could please help her get started it would be much appreciated contact me at 901 4966423 or email me at stidum2008@yahoo.com

  22. Myrtle Brooks says

    Hello. My mother was an Adah Chapter Order of Eastern Star and my father was Ruth the Prince Hall in Muskogee, Ok. My husband and I are very interested in joining the Order. Is there a Chapter in Orlando, Fl? And whom would I contact? My e-mail address is mrsbrks320@gmail.com.


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