It is not a Christian Organization
But it is based on Christian beliefs!
Life is a maze through which we
Travel and could not see
If not for our Heavenly Father who
Watches over us all, and guide our ways
He is a Supreme Being, ruler of our universe
That teaches us to do well, your faith in God
Is the key that unlocks our doors to you!
To start we open our Chapter with prayer
We have Christian beliefs, when you enter
Our portals, listen closely to all you hear
For this is the road of life you will use to build
Your character on, Eastern Star is dedicated to
Truth, Charity and Loving Kindness to all mankind!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart acknowledge
Him; He will direct your path as we travel along
Life's road we are to be Faithful to our Heavenly
Father, who gave His all for our sins, and to
Ourselves our sisters, brothers, and families
To our vows and our Country, the lesson and
Degrees we learned are created around the lives
Of five women from the Bible, the first lesson we
Learn is to keep sacredly the vows taken at the Altar
It is of great Truth and Faith!
Adah comes from the book of Judges she stands
For Fidelity, Ruth comes from the book of Ruth she
Stands for Constancy, Esther comes from the book
Of Esther She stands for Loyalty, Martha comes from
The Gospel of John she stands for Faith, Electa comes
From the book of 2: John she stands for love.
The building lessons are taught from stories of people
In the Bible, the lesson of Adah is Fidelity
The story of Ruth is the most beautiful, so like Ruth we
Need to be steadfast, true in spite of hardships and trials
If we keep the Faith, our Lord will see us through.
From Esther, we learn to be loyal to our God, our Country
Ourselves and our friends, from Martha we learn that with
Faith, we can have eternal life, for we walk by Faith not by
Sight, we learn that Faith, is greater than knowledge, from
Electa we learn the second great law laid down by Christ
Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself which made her
Famous for "Let us love one another"
As our Heavenly Father has loved us!
The emblem of the Order is a five-pointed star with the white
Ray of the star pointing downwards toward the Altar, in the
Chapter room, the downward-pointing white ray points to the
West, it takes eighteen officers for a full chapter:
The Bible must be open on the Altar during the time the chapter
Is open and closed when we close the chapter
In closing of the chapter we are united in prayer by the Chaplain
After which we say the benediction in unison!
"May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent?
One from the other"
November 15, 2008
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