The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are an Order for women who are communicants of the Anglican and Episcopal Churches, Churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Today our membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches.
An Order, not an Organization
An Order is a community under a religious rule; especially one requiring members to take solemn vows. We don’t just enroll as members and attend meetings; we take life-long vows to follow the Rule of Prayer and Rule of Service in our regular secular life.
What is a Rule?
A Rule is a prescribed guide for conduct or action by laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members.
The Order of the Daughters of the King® was founded in 1885 by Margaret J. Franklin at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in New York City. Members of the Order undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and 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.
Faith Chapter of the Daughters of the King
Faith Chapter of St. Matthias Episcopal Church was instituted on August 5, 2012 with representatives from the Diocese of South Carolina (Elaine Crafton, right back row) and from Province 4 (Lindy Kirk, middle back row) who conferred the Charter and presented the candidates. Initiating members were Jean Johnson and Marlise Guillerault (both seated) who trained (left to right middle row) Ginny Gray, Marlaina Alker, Lynn Thurlow, Becky Andrews, and Sandy Plance. These seven women were the Charter Members of our Faith Chapter
Any woman who is interested is invited to attend the meetings. New classes for potential members will start when interest is expressed, there is no minimum number. Members may not be able to make each meeting, but are expected to spend that time in intercessory prayer sometime during that day. If you are interested, please speak to Marlise Guillerault, Brenda Loving, or Marlaina Alker.
Information on The Daughters of the King can also be found on the national website www.doknational.org
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