The Order of the Daughters of the King


​If you’ve seen a woman wearing the cross pictured above, then you’ve seen someone who is a member of the Order of the Daughters of the King.  You can find a “Daughter” on vestry, in the choir, serving on a hospitality committee, on the altar guild, teaching Sunday School – in short, you can find Daughters of the King engaged in the life of their congregations, serving where they are able.  Daughters of the King take vows to pray daily, to serve their clergy and parish as needed, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.*

The Cross of the OrderThe cross of the Order was officially adopted in its first Constitution on November 5, 1891. The senior cross of the Order is a modified Greek Fleury cross inscribed in Latin  "Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine," which means "With heart, mind, and spirit uphold and bear the cross."  At the base of the cross are the letters "FHS" which stand for the motto of the Order "For His Sake."*

Where you can find Daughters
In addition to DOK chapters in Episcopal churches in the United States, there are also international DOK chapters in Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Italy, Kenya – to name just a few.*

For information about Daughters of the King in the Diocese of PA, contact any Executive Committee member:

Rev. David Canan
Trinity Episcopal Church,
708 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 

Ginny Slichter
Cell: 610-804-7534

Vice President
Sharida Gillison
Cell: 267-800-9127

Judith Brewer
Cell: 215-280-3918

Recording Secretary
Jane McKinney
Cell: 215-284-9250

Corresponding Secretary
Anne Canan
Cell: 215-805-1275

Music Leader
Ginny Guyer
Cell: 610-212-6465

Churches in the Episcopal Diocese of PA with Daughters of the King Chapters

Calvary/St. Augustine
Christ Church, Pottstown
Christ Church & St. Michael’s
Emmanuel Resurrection
Good Samaritan
Holy Apostles & the Mediator
St. Gabriel
St. George/St. Barnabas
St. James, Downingtown
St. James, Kingsessing
St. Mark’s, Honeybrook
St. Mary’s at the Cathedral
The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Trinity, Ambler

†† Additionally, there is a Schuykill Deanery chapter; it is not affiliated with one particular Episcopal church in the Diocese. ††

*Information used has, in part, been taken from the DOK website,