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 Members of the St. Augustine chapter of the Daughters of the King recently put together thirty one "comfort kits" (below) for the victims of the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Another example of the chapter's service to others that is a part of the DoK rule of life.  

DoK comfort kits 

  

                                   Daughters Of The King

         The St. Augustine's chapter of the Daughters of the King (DOK), the Sisters of Prayer, are women and girls between the ages of seven and one hundred and seven who desire a closer walk with the Lord. They are Christian women, both lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life, and supported through the companionship of their sisters. They are all at different stages of their Christian journey – some have just begun and some have been on this path for a long time. No matter where they are on their sacred journey, the primary goal is the same – to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others.

 

    Members of the DOK undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of 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.  

 

     Each member’s Rule of Life reflects her unique spiritual journey and is not taken lightly, but is developed prayerfully with God’s guidance.

 

     At The Service of Admission, a new daughter receives the cross of the Order as a mark of membership. It is a modified Greek Fleury cross, inscribed in Latin, “Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine,” meaning “With heart, mind and spirit uphold and bear the cross.” At the base of the cross are the letters “FHS”, initials that stand for the Motto of the Order: “For His Sake.”

 

      As part of their work, the St. Augustine chapter has developed a prayer shawl ministry. The daughters meet to pray and knit/crochet shawls for the comfort, thanksgiving and care to those experincing a life transition or to commemorate the gift of love, friendship and caring.

      The chapter also hosts a Stations of the Creche service prior to Christmas at which daughters and members of the congregation bring personal creches to place around the sanctuary. As a part of the service, each character in the crèche tells in his own words what happened the night that Jesus was born. 


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