EFFECTIVE 10/4/21: Masks must be worn at all indoor Eastern Star functions and meetings when held in a county that requires them.  Face shields are not acceptable.   

The State of Emergency for our Grand Chapter officially ended July 1st (per the Governor Hogan’s mandate). Starting September 1st we will be back to holding stated chapter meetings as normal per our Ritual and Book of Instructions.

Access the latest regulations on the MD OES COVID Updates page


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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.

We are 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.

The purpose of this website is twofold...

1) To provide our members with a resource of ALL things happening in our Grand Chapter.

2) To inform and educate the general public on our purpose, goals, and achievements.