Perhaps you have noticed several women at St. John’s wearing a similar cross and you might have wondered what it signifies. Daughters of the King is an order of Christian women who are trying to follow a life of Prayer and Service. The Order was founded on Easter Even, April 4, 1885.
At St. John’s we meet on the third Sunday of each month (September thru May) following the 10 a.m. service. D.O.K. members follow two Rules: The Rule of Prayer: every member must have a rule of daily prayer. Each month we keep an intercessory prayer list praying for members of our parish, friends and family, and each other. This list is confidential and incorporated into our daily prayers.
The second rule is The Rule of Service: the application of one’s baptismal vows. That is to be Christ’s servant, to regularly take part in worship, study and work of the Church and to render aid to our Rector for the spiritual up building of the parish.
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 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.
For information on joining this sisterhood, ask any of our members, you will find us at church wearing proudly the cross at the right.
See The Order of The Daughters of the King National Website for more information.