Learn about The Order of the Eastern Star, our Mission, Goals, and our Charities

Grand Chapter of New Mexico

Order of the Eastern Star

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Grand Chapter of New Mexico
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About the
Order of the Eastern Star

What It Is: The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest  fraternal organization in the world to which both women and men may belong.  Worldwide, there are approximately 1 million members under the General Grand  Chapter
Eastern Star is a social order comprised of persons with spiritual  values, but it is not a religion.  Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the  refreshing and character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its  ritualistic work.  A deep fraternal bond exists between its members.  It is the  wholesome relationship of sisterly and brotherly love brought about through high  principles exemplified in our lives which makes us near and dear to each  other.
While this is an Order composed of people of deep spiritual  convictions, it is open to all faiths, except no faith.  The personal welfare of  our members is vital to all of those in the Eastern Star, and it is considered a  privilege to help another member whenever we can.
Purposes:  The stated purposes of the organization are:  Charitable, Educational, Fraternal and Scientific; but there is much more to it  than that.  Dr. Rob Morris, the Poet Laureate of Masonry, founded the Order  using the beautiful and inspiring Biblical examples of heroic conduct and moral  values.  These portray the noble principles which should adorn the personal  lives of Eastern Star members.  Eastern Star strives to take good people and  through uplifting and elevating associations of love and service, and through  precept and example build an Order which is truly dedicated to charity, truth  and loving kindness.
Projects:  Concrete evidence of the charitable nature of  the organization as it affects others is the millions of dollars which have been  raised within the membership to support national, jurisdictional, and local  charities.  Many Grand Jurisdictions have homes for their senior members.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Is the Order of the  Eastern Star a secret society?

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Can I AFFORD  membership in the Order of the Eastern  Star?

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Is my  religious faith allowed in the Order of the Easter Star?

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Is the Order of the  Eastern Star time consuming?

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Is there any memory work?

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Is the Order  patriotic and  democratic?

Is the Order of the  Eastern Star a secret society?
No.  Secret societies are  underground and hard to find. We are easily found within the community, but we  enjoy a distinctive means of identifying each other.  What we teach is not a  secret, but how we teach it is.
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Can I AFFORD  membership in the Order of the Eastern Star
Yes.  Financial position is  not considered in the Order. Members come from all economic stations in  life.
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Is my  religious faith allowed in the Order of the Easter Star?
Yes.  Members of all religions may belong to the Order of the Eastern Star.  We only  require a belief in a Supreme Being.

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Is the Order of the Eastern  Star time consuming?
After your initiation into  our Order, you may attend as your time permits.
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Is there any memory work?
There is no mandatory memory work except the means of  making yourself known if you wish to visit a Chapter or if you become an  officer.
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Is the Order patriotic and  democratic?
Yes.  Members are taught an allegiance to preserve the  good of their country.
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