The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church. The Order was founded in 1885 by Margaret J. Franklin in New York City. Membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ECLA) and Roman Catholic churches. The Order is comprised of Junior chapters (for girls aged 7 – 21) and Adult chapters (for those 21 and older, although Junior members in good standing may transition to adult membership as early as age 16).
A Daughter of the King 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. Daughters are asked to pray daily, assist the rector as he or she may deem necessary. Through evangelism Daughters work to reach those who do not know the love of Jesus Christ.
There is no money-making policy. Daughters of the King are not permitted to raise money in the name of the Order, although donations may be accepted to further the work of the Order.
St. Michael’s had a vibrant chapter several years ago, but due to relocation of several members, we are down to three. We encourage any interested women to ask about joining and expanding our chapter.
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