UNITED NATIONAL SUPREME COUNCIL, ANCIENT AND
ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE
FREEMASON OF THE WORLD, 33rd AND LAST DEGREE AND ORDER
OF EASTERN STARS, INC.
The Exodus Grand Lodge and Rose of Sharon Grand Chapter, State of Virginia welcomes you. This site is to inform you about our organization, our history and our ongoing community activities. We will try to keep you full of valuable information. Explore the page by clicking the various links and enjoy learning about the world of Freemasons.
A progressive organization dedicated to the following principles:
To fraternally unite all healthy persons of any profession, business or occupation in promoting a higher degree of fellowship in keeping with Masonic Customs, to function as a charitable, non-profit institution operating for the mutual benefit of its members.
To encourage, promote, recruit and supervise our membership throughout the world.
To cultivate friendly relationships, promote mutual understandings and foster the solidarity of masons everywhere.
To coordinate and direct the activities of the Ashique Ladies Council, Higher Degree Auxiliaries, Grand Lodge, and Grand Chapter and the subordinate Lodges and Chapters chartered by the Supreme Council.
To do any and all things conducive to the service, the betterment, and the ultimate welfare of members everywhere.
We are a non-profit benevolent organization whose membership is composed of dedicated individuals who continue to foster community service. Our purpose is to serve mankind without prejudice or bias. Our objective is to promote masonry and eastern stardom and to develop leaders not only within the organization but the community as well. Further, we believe that every individual has intrinsic dignity and integrity. We are not governed by one single individual. We firmly believe that unity and teamwork are essential for unlimited success. We believe in the family as a successful means of accomplishing a common goal.
Oftentimes, the potential leadership abilities of our youth go unrecognized; however we feel by intensive training and education within our organization, we can cultivate this latent potential. More importantly, we can help our youth set realistic goals in life. We pride ourselves on providing scholarships to our youth for over 25 years. We also donate to major charities such as The United Negro College Fund, American Red Cross – Disaster Relief, American Cancer Society, Sickle Cell Foundation, and American Heart Association.
Fraternity, Philanthropy, Philosophy, Family & Fun
Being a member of Freemasonry is a way of life, founded on a belief in God, honor, compassion, loyalty and trust. Freemasonry is an ancient order, having existed in some form for so long that many scholars differ as to the time and place of its origin. Masons were free men of that time and built the great cathedrals and temples and have ascended to become one of the largest fraternities in the world.
To better understand the nature of our organization, we use five words, all beginning with an “F” sound, to explain what it is all about.
Freemasonry is believed to be the oldest and largest fraternity in the World. A bond among men of good will and common interests.
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The philosophy of our order is a system of moral and social virtues based on fundamental truths. It is taught by symbols, allegories and lectures. Some of the principals are: Fatherhood of God, Brotherhood of Man, The Golden Rule and All men are equal. Observing these principals tend to promote stability and character, morality and good citizenship. Its beliefs: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Its Basic Virtues: Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice.
The Order of Eastern Star – An auxiliary for females. The Field of Moral – the Youth Organization.
Conventions, Banquets, Social Events,
You may want to contact a Mason or Eastern Star in the State of Virginia. We extend an invitation to all men and women, of sound mind and body, at least 18 years of age, who believe in God, and are of good character and repute. We are part of United National which is a progressive organization that is open to all races and religious beliefs. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Exodus Grand Lodge and Roses and Sharon Grand Chapter
State of Virginia
P.O. Box 2236
Virginia Beach, VA 23450