The Order of the Eastern StarFreedom Chapter No. 898 is a chapter of one of the largest fraternal organizations that both men and women can belong.
As a chapter under the jurisdiction of The Grand Chapter of Texas Order of The Eastern Star, we compose a fraternal organization of women with Masonic affiliation and Master Masons. Our members share a belief in the existence of a Supreme Being and promotion of the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.
The degrees of the Order of the Eastern Star teach lessons of fidelity, constancy, loyalty, faith and love. These degrees are presented in a beautiful ritualistic ceremony designed to not only teach the lessons, but also to provide insight for future study and understanding.
Local Eastern Star Chapters select their own charities and places of service in their own communities. Some statewide projects include scholarships for ministerial students, other general scholarships for youth, and supporting a home for aged members. Each year special charities are selected for that year`s emphasis and might include volunteer programs in elementary schools or volunteers in literacy programs and specific community outreach.
Freedom Chapter No. meets on the 3rd Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Wolfforth-Frenship Masonic Lodge building.
Joining The Order Of The Eastern Star
Who may join: Master Masons in good standing, the wives, mothers, daughters, legally adopted daughters, widows, sisters, half-sisters, step daughters and step-sisters of Master Masons in good standing at the time of death are eligible for membership. Rainbow Girls and Job’s Daughters with three or more years membership in those youth groups before petitioning are eligible for membership in the OES.
The fraternal order is comprised of people with deep religious convictions and spiritual values open to all faiths except those of no faith.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Is the Order of the Eastern Star a secret society?
A. 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. Only members are allowed in a closed meeting.
Q. Can I afford membership in the Order of the Eastern Star
A. Yes. Financial position is not considered in the Order. Members come from all economic stations of life.
Q. Is my religious faith allowed in the Order of the Eastern Star?
A. Yes. Members of all religions may belong to the Order of the Eastern Star. We only require a belief in a Supreme Being.
Q. Is the Order of the Eastern Star time consuming?
A. After your initiation into our Order, you may attend as your time permits.
Q. Is there any memory work?
A. 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.
Q. Is the Order patriotic and democratic?
A. Yes. Members are taught an allegiance to preserve the good of their country.
If you have further questions about the Eastern Star, you may contact Freedom Chapter’s Worthy Matron Anita Glenn – (806)786-3053
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, you may contact our Worthy Matron above, download a petition HERE or write to the Grand Secretary, Grand Chapter of Texas, OES, 1503 W. Division, Arlington, Texas 76012, to obtain a petition.