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THE ORDER OF
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Order of the Daughters of the King?
The DOK is a spiritual, praying order of women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church or churches in communion with the Episcopal Church and churches that are in the historic episcopate.

What is the mission of the Order?
The mission of the Order is the spread of God’s kingdom. We desire through our Rule of prayer and service, to encourage in others and ourselves a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. A Daughter continually renews her baptismal vows to follow Jesus as her Savior and Lord, to work, to pray and to give for the spread of His Kingdom.

Order vs. Organization?
The Order of the Daughters of the King is a religious Order. Each Daughter takes a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order. Our Rule of Life requires a spiritual discipline of daily prayer, service and evangelism. Because of our vow, we refer to ourselves as an Order, not an organization. Our bylaws prohibit us from raising funds.

How does the Order differ from other church organizations?
The disciplines of the Order pervade a woman’s entire life. By using a common Rule, Daughters are aware of growing towards Christ, together with their sisters in Christ. Many Other church organizations have their emphasis strictly on service.

How are the Ministry and Administration of the Order Funded?
The ministry of the Order is supported through voluntary contributions made to the funds of the Order. The Master’s Fund-which makes grant to women entering church service; the Endowment Fund-which supports ongoing projects; the Self-Denial Fund-which supports missionary efforts. Annual dues paid to the national office are divided among the national, provincial and diocesan levels to fund the administration of the Order.

How will being in the Order help me to deepen my life?
The Order can help by pointing the way to a stable grounding in Christ through prayer, study and service, with like-minded women. It is a safe place in a busy world where women can be together and support each other in Christ’s love.

What do Daughters do?
Daughters are not called to do but to be. Daughters are not required to participate in any project undertaken by the chapter. Most Daughters wish to give some tangible service, according to their talents, toward the spread of Christ’s kingdom on earth.

I am all ready involved in parish activities, is that not enough?
As a Daughter, you are not expected to change the way you participate in general parish life. You will not be asked to do anything more than you are already doing, but you will find your service will have more purpose and meaning. Anything you do in Jesus name is Daughters’ work, whether done at church or away.

“Prayer without work is empty words,
service without prayer is labor lost.”

Local Contact: Audrey Corkery President Prince of Peace Chapter of DOK
a-tcork@worldnet.att.net

Link to DOK National Website: www.dok-national.org