Ritual of the Order of the Eastern Star

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Chicago, Illinois

FIFTH EDITION

as

Amended, July 1919



 

September, 1921

 

COPYRIGHT, 1890

 



PREFACE.


In pursuance of a call issued and endorsed by several Grand Chapters, a convention of representatives was held at Indianapolis, Indiana, November 16, 1876, and the General Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, was organized.

A Ritual Committee was appointed and in 1878 the General Grand Chapter adopted the work which was published by its authority. At the session in 1883, a Committee on Ritual was appointed, with instructions to receive all proper amendments and report the same at the next meeting. In 1886 the Committee was continued. At the session in 1889 the Ritual Committee presented a Ritual as the result of their labors, which was adopted.,

At the session of the General Grand Chapter held in Washington, D. C, 1898, a Committee on Ritual was appointed, which reported in 1901 certain amendments, that were adopted. At the Assembly of the General Grand Chapter held in Chicago, Illinois, September, 1913, certain amendments to the Ritual were adopted.

At the Assembly of the General Grand Chapter held in Louisville, Kentucky, November, 1916, an amendment to Membership, page 1, of the Ritual, was adopted.

At the Assembly of the General Grand Chapter held in Seattle, Washington, July, 1919, an amendment to Furniture, etc., page 13 of the Ritual, was adopted.

We, therefore, certify the following to be the Ritual as amended at the Assembly of the General Grand Chapter, July, 1919.

MRS. ELLIE LINES CHAPIN,
Most Worthy Grand Matron.

ALFRED C. McDANIEL, M. D.,
Most Worthy Grand Patron.

MRS. MINNIE EVANS KEYES,
Right Worthy Grand Secretary.



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