Daughters of the King
Sunday, October 21th marked the beginning of the St. Peter Chapter of the Daughters of the King for Episcopal Church in Roatan.
Daughters of the King is an international religious order for women of the Episcopal churches, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. The order was founded in 1885 by Margaret J. Franklin at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in New York City. Today the membership includes women in Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches. They are one of the fastest growing ministries in the Episcopal Church.
The mission of the order is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through prayer, service, and evangelism. A Daughter pledges herself to a rule of life incorporating the rule of prayer and the rule of service to strengthen the spiritual life of her parish.
We are blessed to have one chapter of the Daughters of the King at St. Peter by the Sea Episcopal Church in Roatan Bay Island, they was installed last October 21th by the Rev. Connie Sanches de Brenes from Tegucigalpa. Five women became Daughters of the King after receiving the 8- week course of preparation. Prayer requests are forwarded as they come in to each Daughter and daily prayers are offered for each request. The Daughters make an earnest effort to further Christ’s work by participating in the various ministries at the Roatan Episcopal Church by Prayer, Service and evangelism.
Next year a group of women from the Church in Coxen Hole will receive the course and will be installed into the second chapter of the Daughters of the King in Roatan.
The Daughters of the King Conference will take place in November 3th on Tegucigalpa, so please pray for Rev. Kara de Mejia, Alejandra Funez and Judy as they are participating at this conference from the church in Roatan.