Who we are
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 Episcopal Church, 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.
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.
The Grace Chapter at St. David’s supports a variety of ministries in the parish. We meet at 9:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month in Grace Parish Hall. We plan and carry out service projects including funeral receptions, maintain a confidential prayer list, contribute to the life of the congregation at the direction of our Rector, and seek to uphold and support each other in our spiritual walk.
We invite all women communicants of the parish to consider becoming a Daughter. To find out more information, ask anyone wearing our silver cross or contact one of the officers, Rene Harris, Nell Fernandez, or Jan Kramer.