I represented St. Philip’s Faith Chapter of Daughters of the King at the Order of the Daughters of the King Triennial, which was held in Indianapolis June 27-July 1. The Order, which was founded in the Episcopal Church in 1885, now has members in the Anglican Communion, the Roman Catholic Church, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). There are over 3000 international members in 13 countries, including Brazil, Malawi, Kenya, Haiti, India, and the newest chapter in Jerusalem. Present were 492 women. This total included 244 voting delegates, 50 Junior Daughters, and 17 International Delegates. New Council members were elected, and workshops held. The presiding clergy was Bishop Silvestri Romero, National Chaplain.
The Diocese of Arizona’s Daughters of the King held a “Meet and Greet” with our wonderful National Council President, Pam Runyon, on Wednesday, September 5, at St. Matthew’s Chapter at St. Matthew’s in Chandler. Opened with an appreciative Daughters testimony and a loving prayer by their Rector, the Rev. John Hall, Pam showed the International Daughters DVD and shared her vision for going forward with our vows of Prayer, Service and Evangelism to an enthusiastic and welcoming local, national and international Order of the Daughters of the King!
—Carrie Da Costa, President
The Diocese of Arizona, and Province VIII
Members of the Daughters of the King take a vow to pray daily and to serve God by working to strengthen their own and the spiritual life of their parish. International Daughters of the King was founded in 1885 at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in New York City and is open to women communicants of the International Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion, and others in communion with them. St. Philip’s Faith Chapter was installed in 2001. We meet at 10:15 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. We are available to clergy for pastoral care follow-up, such as friendly calls to long-term shut-ins, and we maintain our own prayer list as well as add names we have obtained via the prayer cards in the pews to the parish prayer list. Membership is open to all women in the parish. Visitors and new members are always welcome.