The original charter of the Order of the Daughters of the King at St. Stephen’s dates back to 1896. Many years ago, the group was revived, but it did not stay active for very long. Because of this long period of inactivity, a previous rector returned our charter to the headquarters. During the fall of 2014, a group of St. Stephen’s women began a four-month discernment and study period. Happily on Sunday, January 19, 2014, seven members were installed and The Order of St. Mary and St. Martha DOK was reactivated.

Who We Are


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 Vision Statement

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King® is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.

The Prayer of the Order

O Eternal Father, you have sent us your Son to teach us things pertaining to your heavenly Kingdom.
Give your blessing to our Order wherever it may be throughout the world.
Grant that we, your Daughters, ever may discern your truth and bear the cross through the battles of our earthly life.
Give us strength to overcome temptation and the grace to work to spread your Kingdom and to gather your scattered sheep within your fold. Pour out upon us the sevenfold gift of the Holy Spirit that we may always remember it is your work we are called to do, that all we think, do or say may be pleasing in your sight. We ask it all For His Sake, our King and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Judges 3:10, Isaiah 11, Numbers 11:29

Women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate may become Daughters of the King.

If you are interested in becoming a member of DOK or learning more about DOK, please call the parish office.