Daughters of the King
About Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King is an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, or churches in communion with it, or churches who are in the historic episcopate but not in communion with it. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.(1)
Daughters of the King pray daily for the unity of Christ’s church; for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom, especially among women and girls; for God’s blessing on the members of the Order; for the spiritual growth of the parish and for the clergy of the parish to which the chapter owes allegiance; and for the grace to follow our Rule and for our own needs. (2) Prayer is the foundation from which our service grows.
Each member wears a silver Greek Fleury Cross, the emblem of the Order, as a pin on her left side or on a silver chain around her neck. “We wear crosses as an outward and visible sign that we cannot live a day without Christ in our lives.” The cross is entrusted to a Daughter for as long as she remains a member of the Order. It is a trademark along with the name, The Order of the Daughters of the King®.
DOK at St. Michael’s
St. Catherine Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King was instituted in 2008 at St. Michael and All Angels with seven members. We have organized meetings in the Library of the church on the second Wednesday afternoon at 2PM (unless otherwise indicated). Presently, the DOK are reviewing the book, Walk in Love, by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe. We have an ongoing prayer ministry via email which is updated each month at our meeting. If you have a prayer request, feel free to complete a prayer card in the Narthex of our Church on Sundays or contact one of our members. All prayer requests are confidential.
Reference: (1) The National Handbook and Bylaws of The Order of the Daughters of the King®; page 1
(2) The National Handbook and Bylaws of the Order of the Daughters of the King®; page 3