Appendant Masonic Bodies
There are a number of Appendant Masonic Bodies such as Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Ohio Lodge of Research, DeMolay, Job's Daughters, and more.
Mt. Pleasant Shrine #57, White Shrine of Jerusalem
The Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem is an organization for men and women with a connection to the Masonic fraternity. The mission of the Order is to uphold the simple religion of Christ and further his Gospel of “Peace and Good Will upon the Earth.” To do noble deeds and by acts of kindness and works of cheer make the world better and brighter to him or her who in the hour of sorrow and affliction sees nothing but darkness.
Parthenia Chapter #124, Order of the Eastern Star
Millersport Chapter #301, Order of the Eastern Star
The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonic appendant body open to both men and women. It was established in 1850, and was approved as an appendant body of the Masonic Fraternity in 1873. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star are aged 18 and older; men must be Master Masons and women must have specific relationships with Masons.
M.Z. Kreider Chapter #145 was chartered in Lancaster in 1902, and remained in existence until 2005 when it merged with Millersport Chapter #301. Although Lancaster no longer has its own OES chapter, many Lancaster Mason's ladies are members of Parthenia #124 just a few miles up the road in Baltimore, with a few others being affiliated with Millersport #301.
Click on the links above to learn more about the respective OES Chapters.
Ohio Lodge of Research
The Ohio Lodge of Research is chartered by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio and operates for the purpose of encouraging Masonic study and research. We are Freemasons committed to sharing our enthusiasm for Masonry and the Light we have gained through presentations, publication, and fellowship.