1908 ANTIQUE FREEMASONRY EASTERN STAR MASONIC FREEMASON
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OF THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
By Robert Macoy, the former National Grand Secretary. It was published by the Masonic Publishing Co. in New York in 1908.
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It contains the SYMBOLS, SCRIPTUAL LECTURES, etc. adapted to the system of ADOPTIVE MASONRY.
Secret societies, imitating Freemasonry, for the admission of females as members were first organized in France during the early part of the eighteenth century, and still exist there and in other parts of Europe as a distinctive Rite.
The Order of the Eastern Star is an adoptive rite of Freemasonry with teachings based on the Bible and objectives that are charitable and benevolent.
The founder of OES was DR. ROB MORRIS, a lawyer and educator from Boston, Mass, who was a Master Mason and Past Grand Master of Kentucky. Morris intended his creation to become a female branch of Freemasonry, but he failed to overcome the great opposition this idea engendered.
After his first published ritual in 1849-50, he became associated with ROBERT MACOY who wrote and published a ritual based on Morris' in 1867. The first Grand Chapter was organized in Michigan in the same year. (There is evidence for an organization of the same name founded variously in 1788 or 1793, but this group was defunct by 1867.)
Subordinate (local) chapters operate under charter from state level grand chapters which are responsible to the General
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