Church of the Good Shepherd

The Anglo-Catholic Parish of the Episcopal Diocese Of Upper South Carolina

Daughters of the King

An Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, or churches in communion with it, or churches who are in the Historic Episcopate. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. Daughters pledge 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 their parishes.

In solidarity with one another, all Daughters everywhere make the same promises upon their admission to the Order:

  • To obey the two Rules of The Order: the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service.
  • To offer at all times loyal aid to our clergy and parish to spread Christ’s kingdom.
  • To wear faithfully the cross of The Order.
  • To work for the purposes of The Order as God may give us the opportunity.

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The Mission of the Order

The Mission of the Order is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through
Prayer, Service and Evangelism.


The Daughters of the King (DOK) of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Bishop Howe Chapter, normally meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Meetings begin with Mass in Saint Mary’s Chapel. Check your Ordo or newsletter for any changes to the meeting schedule. All women of the church are invited to attend meetings prior to committing to the Order.

Tour of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church

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Members of the Daughters of the King and guests pose with Father Thomas Moore during their tour of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in West Columbia.


President:   Julie Cox-Seidell

Secretary:   Betty Prudence

Find more information about the worldwide work of the Daughters of the King at

Anyone interested in DOK may also contact Betty Prudence at the parish office at (803) 779-2960

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