Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King

Who We Are

The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the historic episcopate but not in communion with it.  Today our membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches.  The Order was founded in 1885 by Margaret J. Franklin at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in New York City (now the Church of the Resurrection).  Our Anglican tradition includes episcopal oversight, recognizes that Holy Scripture contains all things necessary for salvation, and acknowledges the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism, the real presence of our Lord in the Holy Eucharist and worship according to the Book of Common Prayer.

Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of 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 Daughters of the King at Trinity Cathedral have been an order for approximately 12 years.  Our charter hangs in the narthex above our prayer box.  We celebrate our birthday in October every year.  We are involved in prayers and we hold and pray for those requests for a month.  Our Daughters are involved in Altar Guild, Greeting, Family Promise, Eucharistic Visits, reading the lessons, serving the Eucharist on Sundays and Ushering.

Presently we are also working with “Women’s Empowerment” to help women recently off the street to set up households.  Another request of the clergy is making stuffed hearts which are prayed over and given to people suffering from emotional or physical problems.

When We Meet:  We meet once a month on the third Saturday in the conference room at Trinity Cathedral from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.

For more information, contact our President Sally Smith at (916) 930-9564 or via email: sally1369@comcast.net.

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