The Order of the Daughters of the King

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.

The Order of the Daughters of the King® was founded in 1885 by Margaret J. Franklin at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in New York City. Members of the Order undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and 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.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s Chapter of The Order of the Daughters of The King began when the souls of seven women were sparked to turn their lives to God. What a joy to sense the Holy Spirit’s presence in these women whose enthusiasm surged and have become anchored in bonds of sisterhood.

The Daughters of the King are called to pray for concerns in our parish and for all of St. Mark’s clergy. If you have a prayer request, please place it in the DOK prayer box, located on the east wall of the South Chapel. Please put a beginning and ending date on the card.

Are You Called to be a Daughter of the King? Or, would you like to learn more about our chapter? If so, please contact our local chapter at