We have an active and engaged Daughters of the King Chapter at St. Stephen’s. If you would like more information or to join, please contact us.
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 such as the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and in the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America. 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.
As Daughters of the King we are women of courage who have made a commitment to serve God our King. We wear crosses as an outward and visible sign that we cannot live a day without Christ in our lives. We see our Order as a community of nurturing women, accepting all people, bridging differences and cherishing traditions. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision is to encourage and enable all to be reflections of God’s love, reaching out through prayer, service and evangelism to spread His kingdom.
Prayer of the Order of the Daughters of the King:
O eternal Father, who has sent us your Son to teach us things pertaining to your heavenly Kingdom, give your blessing to our Order, wherever it may be throughout the world. Grant that we, your Daughters, ever may discern your truth and bear the cross through the battles of our earthly life. Give us strength to overcome temptation and the grace to work to spread your Kingdom and to gather your scattered sheep within your fold. Pour out upon us the sevenfold gift of the Holy Spirit that we may always remember it is your work we are called upon to do, that all we think, do or say may be pleasing in His sight. We ask it all for His sake, our King and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
The Virginia Henderson Chapter of DOK was chartered on April 2, 2000