Associated Orders

The following orders are related to Freemasonry, many of them will accept Female relatives of Master Masons. 

Symbol

Name

Degree’s

eastern-star 

The Order of the Eastern Star

·         5 Points

The Order of the Eastern Star is non-denominational, and non-sectarian in both its doctrine and its beliefs. The first and only factor for those wishing to enter its realms is an unequivocal belief in the existence of a Supreme Being.

Its aims and purpose is to promote the welfare and wellbeing of others, particularly those of the Widow and Orphan, and those less fortunate than ourselves. 

Its origins began in France, around the middle of the 18th century, with its rites and rituals spreading rapidly and extensively throughout the rest of Europe. When in 1850 in America a slightly altered and more acceptable ritual was adopted by the people of that country, and thereafter in time, the rest of the world. The Order as we know it today was founded on the ideology of Bro R Morris, with Charity, Truth and Loving Kindness being the fundamentals of its structure and little has changed. 

amaranth

Order of the Amaranth

 

The Order of the Amaranth is a social, fraternal, and charitable organization whose membership is open to both men and women with a Masonic affiliation. The teachings of our ritual impart lessons for daily living, character building, morality, and ethics. Membership in the Order of the Amaranth is a privilege; it provides opportunity not only for service but also for self-improvement and brings a gift of a special fraternal friendship among its members. The welfare and support of our members is of vital concern to their fellow members and it is deemed a privilege to assist another member in need. 

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Jobs Daughters

The Order of Job’s Daughters was founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick, realizing the importance of the early training she received from her Christian mother, and especially the beautiful lessons in literature and drama as found in the Book of Job, she decided to give her time and talent to make it possible for all young women of Masonic relationship to share the rare privileges that were hers.   

The purpose of the Order is to band together young girls with Masonic relationship for character building through moral and spiritual development by teaching a greater reverence for God and the Holy Scriptures: loyalty to the Flag and the Country for which it stands, and respect for parents and Guardians.  

tallcedars

Tall Cedars of Lebanon

 

The Tall Cedars of Lebanon is an appendant Masonic organization devoted to fostering friendship and fellowship among Freemasons and to all mankind.
We are over 13,000 members with an unyielding commitment to provide a “place in the sun” for those many thousands of victims of neuromuscular diseases who, through their own means, may not be able to share and enjoy the experiences of life that we so often are able to take for granted. 

grotto

Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm

 

The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, also known as M.O.V.P.E.R. or The Grotto, is an appendant body in Freemasonry. The subordinate bodies are called Grottoes, and is connected to Freemasonry only in so far as its membership is restricted to Master Masons in good standing.

The slogan of The Grotto is “GOOD FELLOWSHIP” and like The Shrine Club, it is a place for Master Masons to have fun. The Grotto has a full length ritual with a Persian theme, requiring a cast of thirty members or more to be properly performed. Many Grottoes have units such as a drill team, drum and bugle corp, clown group, choral groups, etc. Members of Grotto are called Prophets.

The humanitarian objective of The Grotto is to help children with Cerebral Palsy, and they have a foundation established for this purpose. They also support a “Dentistry for the Handicapped” program.

rainbow-girls

Order of the Rainbow for Girls

 

The Order of the Rainbow for Girls was founded in 1922 for young women whose fathers were members of the Masonic Lodge, and their friends. Although a Christian minister named W. Mark Sexson founded the organization, today the leaders of Rainbow Girls respect and welcome all girls from every religion. Their main focus is more on the spiritual principles of being a kind and caring person. While the Rainbow practices and programs continue to evolve, the basic teachings of faith, hope, and charity remain a cornerstone of this dynamic girl’s youth group.

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Order of DeMolay

 

DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide.

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Daughters of the Nile

 

Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women eighteen years of age or older, who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason or a Daughter of the Nile. The order was founded in 1913 and its members proudly support the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

shrine

Ancient Order of Noble Mystic Shriners

 

The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, commonly known as Shriners and abbreviated A.A.O.N.M.S.,was established in 1870 and is based in the United States. The organization is best-known for the Shriners Hospital for Children they administer and the red fezzes that members wear. Despite its theme, the Shrine is in no way connected to Islam. It is a men’s fraternity rather than a religious group. Its only religious requirement is indirect: all Shriners must be Masons, and petitioners to Freemasonry must profess a belief in a Supreme Being.

To be eligible for membership in the Shrine, a Mason must usually have completed either the Scottish or York Rites of Freemasonry.

Links relating to Women in Freemasonry

 

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