Organized in 1885, the Order of the Daughters of the King, is an order for women of the Episcopal Church and churches in communion with the Episcopal Church, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the spiritual discipline of daily prayer and service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to the Mission of the Order; 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 the parish.
Because of our vow, the DOK is not an organization, and our by-laws prevent us from raising money; although St. Clare’s Chapter contributes to The Self-Denial Fund for missionary work and The Master’s Fund for scholarships.
OUR VISION STATEMENT
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.
THE MOTTO OF THE ORDER
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?
ST. CLARE CHAPTER DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
Pat Gaylord was instrumental in forming the St. Clare Chapter of The Order of The Daughters of the King. The Motto of the Order plaque displayed in our parish hall was presented by past president of The Diocese of Texas, Martha-Ceil Lozo, August 11, 1988 at Christ the King Episcopal Church, Huffman, Texas to Pat and the prospective members.
St. Clare was chosen as the chapter’s name. Clara Sciffi, (St. Clare) was born at Assissi in 1194 and died there August 11, 1253. She belonged to a very distinguished family, but left her home in 1212 to follow St. Francis; practiced under his guidance, the severest asceticism; founded the order of the Nuns of St. Clare, or the Clarisses; and was canonized by Alexander IV, shortly after her death.
To learn more about the St. Clare Chapter of Daughters of the King chapter contact our church office.