January 14, 2008

Order of the Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) is a fraternal organization to which both men and women may belong. Men must be Masons to be eligible for membership, and women must be related to a Mason (e.g., wife, mother, daughter, widow, and certain other family relationships).

Eastern Star has its own governing body, separate from that of Masonry, but its members subscribe generally to the Masonic tenets of good citizenship and morality.

As a separate body, OES has its own symbols and graphics, as well, and members can wear Eastern Star rings and other jewelry to reflect their membership in the Eastern Star.

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