Daughters of the King


The Daughters of the King is an Order for women in the Episcopal Church with Chapters in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and in the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America. Daughters are dedicated to prayer and service For Christ's Sake.

Daughters of the King is a vowed group of women who are pledged to service, evangelism and daily prayer. Hannah Chapter of DOK at St. Michael's meets monthly at Julianne Parker's home where we share communion with Father Tom then discuss our assigned readings in a book selected by the group. If prayers have been requested by someone personally or through a written request deposited in the DOK Prayer Box at St. Michael's, those names/situations are shared so prayer can be offered on a daily basis for at least a month. Our prayer requests and lists are absolutely confidential. Any baptized woman of at least 21 years of age in the Episcopal Church, the Lutheran Church (ELCA), or the Catholic Church may, after an application, approval of her rector/priest, and a period of study, reflection and discernment, be eligible to take her lifetime vows.

For information and questions, please contact Sylvia Crucet (364-6403) or Kathy Dominguez (414-1106).

Vision Statement

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God's love throughout the world.

Who We Are

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. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at 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.

Mission of the Order

"The object of this Order shall be the extension of Christ's Kingdom through Prayer, Service, and Evangelism."

The Motto of the Order

For His Sake…
I am but one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I ought to do.
What I ought to do, by the grace of God I will do.
Lord, what will you have me do?

About The Cross

The emblem of the Order is in the form of a modified Greek fleury cross inscribed in Latin, Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine, the watchword of the Order, meaning "With heart, mind and spirit uphold and bear the cross." At the base of the cross are the letters "FHS," initials that stand for the Motto of the Order: "For His Sake..." The emblem, never wavering from the original design, has been trademarked for the exclusive use of the Order. The cross is worn at all times. It is customarily worn on the left side over the heart or it may be worn on a silver chain around the neck, but it is never to be worn simply as an ornament. Only a member in good standing may wear the cross of the Order, which remains the property of the Order. When a Daughter dies, her cross may be buried with her or incorporated into her memorial, otherwise, it must be returned to the National Office. (from The Daughters of the King National Handbook)

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