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. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. 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.
Currently, fifty women are members of the St. Thaddeus Chapter of the DOK. As a group, the members sponsor such activities as:
- Daily Prayers at Noon for our congregation, diocese, and the world
- Monthly meals for volunteers at the Free Medical Clinic of Aiken County
- Flower Delivery to parishioners who are ill, bereaved, or alone
- Guidance of young women who join the Junior DOK
- Assistance to our priests as needed
- Participation in Diocesan DOK assemblies and retreats.
Individually, the members are active in the Altar Guild, Bookstore, Care Teams, Chalice Bearers, Choirs and Musicians, Christian Formation for Children and Adults, Cursillo, ECW, EFM, Emergency Prayer Chain, Lay Eucharistic Ministries, Lay Readers, Magazine, Mead Hall, Office Volunteers, Soup Kitchen, Stephen Ministry, Vestry, and numerous other activities in the church, the diocese, and the community.
Whenever someone expresses an interest in learning more about the Daughters of the King, we start a new study group with a DOK mentor. Interested women of St. Thaddeus may contact Kathie Fowler, or any member of the Daughters of the King for more information.