Daughters of the King

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The Daughters of the King (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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."