What is the Order of the Eastern Star?

The Order of the Eastern Star is the worlds largest Fraternal Organization to which both women and men can belong. Its objects and purposes are the cultivation of charitable and fraternal practices and to maintain an institution for it worthy members. The fundamental principle of membership is an obligation to aid & assist fellow members in time of need. The Order uses emblems and symbolism to teach moral lessons we use as a guide to make our lives more useful, both to ourselves and to others.
 
The Order of the Eastern Star is a social group of individuals with spiritual values, but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the character building lessons that are sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work. A deep fraternal bond exists between its members.