Order of the Eastern Star
Hay Market Chapter #123 meets at the Hay Market Masonic Lodge located at 6713 Jefferson Street in Haymarket Virginia on the first Thursday at 7:30 pm, except July and August when we are dark.
The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. Worldwide, there are approximately 1 million members under the General Grand Chapter.
Eastern Star is 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 stated purposes of the organization are: Charitable, Educational, Fraternal and Scientific. Eastern Star strives to take good people and through uplifting and elevating associations of love and service, and through precept and example, build an Order, which is truly dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness.
Presently there are 117 chapters in Virginia. We are under the Grand Chapter of Virginia. Jurisdictions in the Continental United States and Canada are under General Grand Chapter.