Who We are
The Order of the Daughters of the King is an international religious 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.
The Order’s purpose is to bring others into a living, loving relationship with Jesus, our Lord, and Savior, and to help strengthen the spiritual lives of our parishes and missions.
Through the rule of prayer, Daughters promise to pray daily for the spread of Christ’s kingdom, for God’s blessing on all members of the Order, and for the spiritual growth of their parishes.
Through the rule of service, Daughters regularly take part in the worship, study, and work of the church, undertake a personal program of evangelism in a conscientious effort to bring others into a personal relationship with Christ and work with their clergy, as directed, for the spiritual upbuilding of the parish.
A Daughter is also faithful in her personal devotional life through Bible studies, participation in quiet days, retreats, prayer groups and diocesan/provincial assemblies.
The Emblem of the Order
The emblem of the Order is modified Greek fleury cross with the Latin inscription of “With heart, mind, and spirit uphold and bear the cross” and the letters “FHS”, which stands for the Motto of the Order: “For His Sake” inscribed at the bottom.
The cross is worn at all times as an outward and visible sign that we cannot live a day without Christ in our lives. 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.
Motto the Order of the Daughters of the King:
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?
The name of the chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King at St. David’s is Women of the Cross. We currently have 15 members with 6 in training but are always welcome to bring more into our fold. We also have 4 members of the Junior Daughters of the King.
For more information about the Order of the Daughters of the King please visit the National organization website at http://www.doknational.org. For specific information about the activities of Daughters in Province III please visit the Province III DOK website at http://dok-proviii.org/.