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Encyclopedia > Order of the Eastern Star
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The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world that both men and women can join. It was established in 1850 by Robert Morris, a lawyer and educator from Boston, Massachusetts who had been an official with the Freemasons. It is based on teachings from the Bible, but is open to people of all monotheistic faiths. It has approximately 10,000 chapters in twenty countries and approximately one million members under its General Grand Chapter. Members of the Order are aged 18 and older; men must be Master Masons and women must have specific relationships with Masons. Originally, a woman would have to be the daughter, widow, wife, sister, or mother of a master Mason, but the Order now allows other relatives as well as allowing Rainbow Girls and Job's Daughters to become members when they come of age. Image File history File links Oes_GGC_color. ... A fraternal organization, sometimes also known as a fraternity, is an organization that represents the relationship between its members as akin to brotherhood. ... Robert Morris is a very common name, and unsurprisingly there are many famous individuals named Robert Morris, including: Robert Morris (merchant), financier of the American Revolution and signatory of three important founding documents of the US Robert Morris, minimalist artist Robert H. Morris, American cryptographer and former chief scientist of... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... The Masonic Square and Compasses. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ... The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) is a youth service organization which teaches leadership training through community service. ... Jobs Daughters International is a youth organization for girls aged 10 to 20 who are related to a Freemason. ...

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Emblem and heroines

The emblem of the Order is a five-pointed star representing the Star of Bethlehem. In the Chapter room, the downward-pointing white ray points to the West. The character-building lessons taught in the Order are stories inspired by Biblical figures: Adoration of the Magi by Florentine painter Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337). ...

Eastern Star meeting room
Eastern Star meeting room

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Officers

There are 18 main officers in a full chapter:

  • Worthy Matron - presiding officer
  • Worthy Patron - a Master Mason who provides general supervision
  • Associate Matron - assumes the duties of the Worthy Matron in the absence of that officer
  • Associate Patron - assumes the duties of the Worthy Patron in the absence of that officer
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Conductress - Leads visitors and initiations.
  • Associate Conductress - Assists with introductions and handles ballot box.
  • Chaplain - leads the Chapter in prayer
  • Marshal
  • Organist
  • Adah
  • Ruth
  • Esther
  • Martha
  • Electa
  • Warder - Sits next to the door inside the meeting room, to make sure those that enter the chapter room are members of the Order.
  • Sentinel - Sits next to the door outside the chapter room, to make sure those that wish to enter are members of the Order.

Traditionally, a woman who is elected Associate Conductress will the following year be elected to Conductress, then the next year Associate Matron, and the next year Worthy Matron. A man elected Associate Patron will usually the next year be elected Worthy Patron. Usually the woman who is elected to become Associate Matron will let it be known who she wishes to be her Associate Patron, so the next year they will both go to the East together as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. There is no male counterpart to the Conductress and Associate Conductress. Only women are allowed to be Matrons, Conductresses, and the Star Points (Adah, Ruth, etc.) and only men can be Patrons. The Masonic Square and Compasses. ...


Charities

The Order has a charitable foundation and from 1986-2001 contributed $513,147 to Alzheimer's disease research, juvenile diabetes research, and juvenile asthma research. It also provides bursaries to students of theology and religious music, as well as other scholarships that differ by jurisdiction. In 2000 over $83,000 was donated. Many jurisdictions support a Masonic and/or Eastern Star retirement center or nursing home for older members; some homes are also open to the public. They also often make charitable contributions in their local communities, presented low key without much fan-fare. This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... At Wikiversity you can learn more and teach others about Theology at: The School of Theology Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...


Miscellaneous

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Famous Members

Famed American nurse Clara Barton, first president of the American Red Cross. ... Caroline Ingalls with her husband Charles Ingalls Caroline Lake Ingalls, née Quiner was the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder of Little House on the Prairie fame. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political leader who used her stature as First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 to promote her husbands (Franklin D. Roosevelts) New Deal, as well as civil rights. ... Carrie Ingalls Caroline Celestia Carrie Ingalls Swanzey (August 3, 1870–June 2, 1946) was the third child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and was born in Montgomery County, Kansas. ... Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American author. ...

See also

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) is a youth service organization which teaches leadership training through community service. ... The International Order of Jobs Daughters (Sometimes abbreviated to IOJD) and known throught the world simply as Jobs Daughters, is a Masonic related youth organization for girls aged 10 to 20 who are related to a Master Mason. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Order of the Amaranth is a fraternal organization composed of Master Masons and their properly qualified female relatives. ... The Masonic Square and Compasses. ...

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Order of the Eastern Star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (630 words)
The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world that both men and women can join.
The emblem of the Order is a five-pointed star, representing the Star of Bethlehem.
The Order is not to be confused with the Order of the Star of the East, a messianic organization created in 1911 by the Theosophical Society - Adyar and dissolved in 1929 by J.
Order of the Amaranth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (414 words)
It is similar to the Order of the Eastern Star in many ways.
Like Eastern Star, members of the Order must be age 18 and older, men must be Master Masons and women must have specific relationships with Masons.
In the Order's teachings, the members are emphatically reminded of their duties to God, to their country and to their fellow beings.
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