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What is the Order of the Eastern Star?

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal order to which Master Masons and their female relatives may belong. It is not a religion. However, it requires a belief in the existence of a Supreme Being and encourages LOYALTY to one's own religious beliefs, family, country and community.

Today, in Ontario there are approximately 14,000 members in 162 Chapters.

QUALIFICATIONS

To become a member, men must be affiliated Master Masons in good standing and women must be 18 years or over and possess certain relative relationship to a Master Mason.
 
bulletAffiliated Master Masons in good standing
bulletthe wives
bulletdaughters
bulletlegally adopted daughters
bulletmothers
bulletwidows
bulletsisters
bullethalf sisters
bulletgranddaughters
bulletstepmothers
bulletstepdaughters
bulletstepsisters
bulletdaughters-in-law
bulletgrandmothers
bulletgreat granddaughters
bulletnieces
bulletmothers-in-law
bulletsisters-in-law


WHAT THE ORDER DOES

As a fraternal order, the Order of the Eastern Star provides an opportunity for men and women to meet and enjoy social companionship. The Order encourages a philosophy of life based on the virtues of FIDELITY, CONSTANCY, LOYALTY, FAITH, LOVE and CHARITY.

 

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