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What Is Freemasonry?

 

Freemasonry is a fraternal organization which exists in nearly all countries where men are free to choose the company and character of their associates.  It teaches a belief in the Fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of man and the immortality of the soul. It is religious in character, but adopts no particular creed – and urges all of its members to practice the religion of his choice.  It is designed to make men of good morals better by symbolically applying the principles of architecture and operative Masonry to the science and art of character building.  It urges its members to be charitable but is not a charity.  It is not a secret organization in a free society, but it is the first to be banned when a government becomes totalitarian.  Anyone wishing to petition must seek the recommendation of a member.

 

 

 

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 men and women may belong.  Only men who are Master Masons are eligible and only women with specific Masonic relationships may be members.

 

It is comprised of persons with deep religious convictions and spiritual values.  Its teachings are take, from both the old and new testaments.  It is benevolent and charitable in its actions – raising millions of dollars annually for projects that benefit mankind. 

 

The Eastern Star proudly sponsors and supports the Order of Rainbow for Girls and Job’s Daughters and commend the Masons for their support of these and the Order of DeMolay for boys.

 

Being a member of the Order of the Eastern Star is a wonderful and fulfilling way of life.  Through this fraternal service to humanity, we build a better way of life for all.