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Antioch-Franklin-Southampton #72

The Order of the Eastern Star 


The Order of the Eastern Star, dedicated to Charity, Truth and Loving kindness, is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. Only men who are Masons are eligible and only women with specific Masonic affiliations may be members.


The members of the Order of the Eastern Star are dedicated women and men who sincerely reflect the spirit of fraternal love and the desire to work together for good. The charitable nature of our Order is evidenced by the millions of dollars which have been raised to support March of Dimes, Sickle Cell Research, Cancer Research, Scholarships and many other charities within each Grand Jurisdiction.


We are proud of our Order's heritage. Thousands of our members have contributed their time, energy and wisdom in unselfish service to our Order, and for the good of the world. It is through this fraternal service to humanity, that we build a better life for all.


The Order was founded using beautiful and inspiring biblical examples of heroic conduct and moral values to portray the noble principles which should adorn the personal lives of Eastern Stars. Eastern Star strives to take good people and through uplifting and elevating associations of love and service, through precept and example, build an Order which is truly dedicated to Charity, Truth and Loving-kindness. The magnitude of the Order has grown beyond the fondest dreams of its founder-conclusive evidence of its need, its worth and its value to society.