With thousands of members in many countries across the world, the Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternity in the whole world where both men and women can be members. Following is a brief article about the origins of the Order of the Eastern Star, taking a look at its founders and how it started, and also the similarities and differences between Freemasonry and the Eastern Star.
The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) was established not too long ago in the late 1800s by Robert Morris. Morris was a famous Masonic author who believed that women should be allowed to partake in the knowledge of Freemasonry.
Throughout the years, he conceived the idea of the Order of the Eastern Star where, since Freemasonry could not allow women to become members, women would be given the opportunity to learn Masonic values and use them for self-improvement through this separate fraternity. The Order of the Eastern Star unites men and women who share the same values and can learn from each other.
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