International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Incorporated and Order of the Eastern Star

Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President

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I cherish the members of our Order and want the best for each and every one of you.  As I travel around to the various Grand Sessions and National District Conventions, I know the task ahead of our Supreme Grand Chapter is to bring the best education we have.

 

International Masons' Order of the Eastern Star was founded on the principle that every woman matters, that each sister initiated into this Order will emulate the five heroines in our ritual and use the Bible as the rule and guide of her faith.  We pray with one another and for one another.  Please visit this site often as the Most Worthy Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter Website Development Team is working diligently on content and information.

 

Our principles of fidelity, obedience, loyalty, truth, and heroic endurance are personified by five women, whose stories are taken from the Holy Bible.  These women are Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, and Electa.

Sister Patricia J. Hollowell

Supreme Grand Matron

Our Heroines

ADAH

RUTH

ESTHER

MARTHA

ELECTA

Adah was a daughter in every way worthy of her father's honor.  Throwing away the instruments of rejoicing and changing the merry dance to solemn and sad steps, she then answered: "My Father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the Lord, do to me according to that which hath preceded out of thy mouth."

Giving up her home and friends, Ruth traveled in company with her aged mother-in-law (Naomi) to Bethlehem, where she arrived in due time, wayworn and so poor that she had to seek some means of work for her own support and that of her mother-in-law.

Esther found favor in the eyes of the King, who married her with royal magnificence, bestowing on his people gifts and cancellation of debts, as was the custom of the day, not knowing that she was a Jew. Her matchless beauty, having attracted the attention of the King, her virtues won his love.

Once when Jesus had gone out beyond the Jordan River; Lazarus, a friend was taken violently ill. Martha kept her faith, and trust that Jesus would come and bring relief. Taking her by the hand, they were joined by Mary, and went to the tomb where Jesus raised the dead man (Lazarus) to life.

In the Second Epistle of John, she is called the "elect lady." Electa was a lady of high standing in the land of Judea, of noble family, wealthy and talented, who lived in the days of St. John the Evangelist. She was known for her kindness and aid to the poor.

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