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 adproper 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.