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Currently, there are over 3,000 members outside of the U.S. Chapters. They are in Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Israel, Kenya, Malawi, Panama, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda and the Virgin Islands.
In countries other than the United States, International chapters may be formed in autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion, t he Roman Catholic Church, or churches in communion with the Episcopal Church. International chapters may initially adapt the current English handbook for their use, but when enough chapters have been organized to form a diocesan or national assembly, they may develop their own handbook and bylaws patterned after those of The Order of the Daughters of the King®, and adapted to the discipline and forms of their own church. Annual membership dues and contributions to the Funds are not required but the chapter and/or its members are encouraged to subscribe to The Royal Cross. The National Office maintains a separate list of International chapters and national assemblies.
International chapters are required to submit an annual report to the National Office of the Order (including a list of the officers and members of the chapters) until they are able to form a diocesan or national organization. Then annual reports will be submitted directly to the International chapter's diocesan or national organization and a summary report sent to the U.S. office at least every three years.
International Assemblies are strongly encouraged to maintain a close relationship with The Order of the Daughters of the King®, to send representatives to the national meetings of the Order, and invite DOK representatives from other countries to their national assemblies. They are welcome to participate in all activities and will have voice but no vote (Art. IV, Sec. 1, Para. D, Subpara. 5). They may also participate in International Sisterhood discussions where they can share their ideas, joys and challenges with one another.
Daughters traveling to another country from the U.S. as short-term missionaries or for other reasons are requested to contact the National Office well ahead of departure. It often happens that the Office or International Chair is looking for someone to hand carry crosses, handbooks or other materials to a responsible person in that country.
If a Daughter expects to visit churches in an area where the Order is not established, she may also obtain brochures, or even an International charter kit, 2 study guides and 2 handbooks to give to anyone who has a serious interest in the Order. Again, allow plenty of lead time. Please let the National Office and International Chair know to whom the charter kits have been given upon your return.
The National Office staff should be notified of changes within an overseas chapter or assembly. Please keep the office informed.
The National Triennial Assembly for The Order of the Daughters of the King® in Brazil took place Oct. 21-24, 2010 in Pelotas, estate of Rio Grande do Sul, in the very south of Brazil... During the four days of the Assembly, the women participated in devotions, Bible studies, environment studies, and administrative activities. They chose 2 mission programs to receive their Self-Negation (or Self-Denial) Fund money: St. Luke Chapter in Canoas for their work with poor children, and Christ the King chapter in Porto Alegre to help with the publication of a service book for funerals to be used by both Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians.
Daughters in a moment of prayer
Altar of the Cathedral of the Redeemer, Pelotas
The new National Coordenadory (National Council) is pictured with names below
The new National Coordenadory = Suely Leite Cocchiararo, Helena Gastal Ramos (the new president), Olga Cecília
Glória, Maria Helena Gastal and Vanda Dutra Fernandes.
The 1st Assembly of L'Ordre des Filles du Roi (The Order of the Daughters of the King®) in the Diocese of Haiti was held on November 13-14, 2010 at the Paroisse Ascension (Church of the Ascension) in Carrefour, Haiti (just outside of Port-au-Prince).
Many thanks go out to all those who contributed in many ways to make this dream a reality for the women of Haiti. Judith Joseph, now Diocesan President, and Kebnire Bernard, now Diocesan Vice President, applied their strong leadership skills even before they were elected, independently organizing the food preparation and hospitality for the large group of visiting ladies in the welcoming Haitian tradition. Over 200 ladies from all over Haiti were in attendance over that weekend, together with a team of 8 ladies from the U.S. Diocesan officers were elected and there are now 6 adult chapters and 2 junior chapters throughout Haiti with 186 members and over 10 study groups in formation. Mdme. Duracin (wife of Bishop Duracin of Haiti) attended the very special Eucharist Service on Sunday, November 14th where over 400 were in attendance - she addressed the congregation giving thanks for the Filles du Roi and assisted us with the Admission of 64 new daughters. God has richly blessed Haiti with these inspiring women, and in the midst of their many losses, hardships and sorrow, the true joy of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit was clearly present throughout our special time together with them during this memorable event. "Kenbe Fem" (Stand Firm!)..."Bondye Bon" (God is good!)
Ladies in attendance from the U.S. and pictured in above Photo:
Elaine Chen - Martha and Mary Chapter - Hendersonville, NC Julia Sherman - Nativity Daughters - Brooklyn, NY Kathy Peironnet - Daughter in Preparation - Gladstone, MO Mdme Duracin, wife of Bishop Duracin of Haiti Joyce Pipkin, Daughters of Mary Chapter - Columbia, SC Jan Lewis, St. Monnica Chapter - Pueblo, CO Kyle Laws, St. Monnica Chapter - Pueblo, CO Linda Robinson, Christ Church Chapter - Lexington, KY, and Gail Moulton from the St. Clare Chapter - St. Francis EC in Macon, GA
While in Siguatepeque, Honduras, Sr and Jr DOK's from Province IX, VII, and III shared a meal, DOK information and God's joy. L-R front row: The Rev'da Maria Consuelo de Cartegena, Andrea Sanchez, The Rev'da Connie Sanchez, Celia Cartegena, Lana Valenta, and Chesley Vohden. L-R back row: Susan McLendon, Karan Candy and Vicki Nix.
Members of the Church of St. John's-Pottsboro TX made stuffed dolls and caterpillars which were taken by a recent mission team to Siguatepeque, Honduras, and given to DOK chapters in Tegucigalpa and Villanueva. Presenting the hand-made items was Lowry Perry, missioner from San John's, and given to the Rev'da's Maria Consuelo de Cartegena and Connie Sanchez.
The Rev. Connie Sanchez and her mother, The Rev. Maria Consuelo, are doing a mighty work in the Tegucigalpa by sharing God's call to prayer, service and evangelism in Honduras!
Honduras Juniors and Seniors
Revdas Maria & Connie, new Jr chapter
Revda Connie Sanchez installing a new Daughter
Senior chapter in Tegucigalpa at Revda Connie Sanchez' Church Christo Redentor
The first DOK chapter in India has been instituted (see ladies below)! A Daughter from Western NC, Shawnee Irwin, traveled to Durgapur, India at the end of January. 2010 to begin the study with ten women there. The Rev. Janet Echols, a DOK and teacher in Pune, India, also traveled across the country to assist with the formation of the new chapter.
We praise God that this chapter was instituted on November 25, 2010!
Women of Faith Chapter with Bishop Dutta at St. Michaels Church in Durgapur, India
(L to R) The Rev. Swagata Das, Archana Dey, Rita Dutta, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Probal Kanto Dutta, Lorraine Kobiraj, Supra Sirha, Nita Pyne, Sangita Lippirt
Please keep this new chapter in your prayers.
Durgapur Daughters in Training: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 Shawnee Irwin is in the back on the left, next to the priest, and Rev. Janet Echols is on the right.
Rev. Swagata Das
Daughters in Preparation at the Altar - February. 2010
JERUSALEM - CHRIST CHURCH
FIRST DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
IN THE MIDDLE EAST
L-R The Rev. David Pileggi, Rector of Christ Church; Carol Pileggi, Pam Runyon, International Chair; Sharon Lundgren, past president; and Dr. Rosemarie Valentine, visiting from Rome, Italy
The Rev. David Pileggi, Rector of Christ Church, Jerusalem, instituted the first chapter of the Order of the Daughters of King® in Israel on September 11, 2011. Representatives from the USA and Italy were in attendance to present the charter and admit the new Daughters of the King. Daughters take a vow to pray and serve daily and witness to others of Jesus, the Messiah, in such a way that others are drawn to follow Him. The Order dates back to 1885 in America, and now are in 14 other countries, with a world-wide membership of more than 25,000 women and girls.
The Order is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Christ Church is the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East, dating to 1843, and this is the first Daughters of the King chapter to be instituted in any church in the Middle East.
The Triennial Assembly in Malawi celebrated their 12th anniversary in July 2012 with 350 ladies attending their retreat! The picture is of Alice Mtenje, who served as President for 6 years, passing on the cross plaque which symbolizes the Presidency, to the new President, Irene Chirwa.
DOK Homework Center which was started by the St. Matthias Chapter in Trinidad and Tobago in order to provide a place for unsupervised children to do their homework. The Homework Center is open Mon. - Thurs. during the school year, and the Daughters provide a snack for the children as well as help with their homework. Great ministry!
Please contact Vivian Young if you are a native speaker of another language and would be willing to help translate some of our materials. We need French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Kiswahili, & Bengali translators at the moment!
Please contact these members of our International Committee for information regarding chapter formation in different parts of the world.
|Dominican Republic||Virginia Norman|
|Honduras||The Rev Connie Sanchez|
|Kenya||Rev Lyda Kamau|
|Trinidad & Tobago||Stella Thomas|
|United Kingdom||Joan Dalrymple|
Thank you to those who have agreed to serve as Coordinators!
Many, many thanks to all of you who have recently contacted us about becoming prayer partners, or providing financial support for the international program. Your prayers and gifts are vital to our growing international ministry. As mentioned above, you can now contact Marge Rogers to become a prayer partner, and you can continue to contact the National Office if you would like to make a gift of any amount. God bless you for blessing our Order internationally and for reflecting Christ’s light to the world.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that He may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Collect for Epiphany, The Book of Common Prayer
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