What is the Order of the Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both women and men may become members. Requirements for membership include a belief in a Supreme Being and a Masonic relationship.

Its lessons are scriptural, its teachings moral and its purposes beneficent and are based on the lives of five Old and New Testament characters.  The obligations of the order are voluntarily assumed and are perpetual.

Through the Eastern Star women may participate with their Masonic brothers in promoting the tenets of Freemasonry.

Written by Bro. William H. Simpson, Past Grand Patron, O.E.S. in North Carolina (1980-81)