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The Services of the Order

The Services of the Order

 

The various Services of our Order are a very important part of our ministry and mark important moments in our life as a Daughter of the King. These are sacred moments often shared with family and friends and always with our sisters in The Order.

 

Each Service of the Order, its purpose, and administrative suggestions can be found in the Service bulletins listed below.  A compilation of all of the Services can be found in "A Daughter's Book of Services" available as a downloadable pdf below or for purchase on the online store or from the National Office.

 

We pray that the presence of the Holy Spirit fills all who participate in our sacred Services.

 

A Daughter's Book of Services

This book is a compilation of all the Services of the Order, both senior and Junior. It makes a great gift for your chaplain and clergy.

  

About the Senior Services

Describes the administrative suggestions common to all the senior Services.

 

The Hymn of The Order - Lift High the Cross

 

The Service of Preparation for Membership

This Service of Preparation for Membership takes place before prospective members begin the study and discernment period.  During this Service prospective members promise to be faithful in their study and preparation for membership in The Order. 

 

The Service of Institution of a Senior Chapter

The Service of Institution of a Senior Chapter is used to formally establish a chapter at a church. It includes the Presentation of the Charter to the clergy who duly institutes the chapter in the parish. It is followed by the Service of Admission and may include the Installation of Officers.

  

The Service of Admission

The Service of Admission is used to admit new members into The Order.  It takes place after the candidates have completed the study and discernment period.  At this time a new member receives her cross, which is blessed by the clergy, and promises to obey the two Rules of the Order, offer her aid to the clergy, wear her cross faithfully, and work for the purposes of The Order.

 

The Service of Institution of a Senior Chapter and Admission of Members 

This is a combination of both the Service of Institution and Admission.

 

The Service of Rededication

During The Service of Rededication a Daughter renews the vows she made at the Service of Admission and rededicates herself to The Order, its purpose, and its mission. This Service is also used when a Daughter is reinstated into The Order.  

 

The Service of Transition

The Service of Transition is used when a Junior Daughter of the King takes her vows to become a senior member of The Order.  The new senior member renews the promises she made at the Service of Admission as a Junior Daughter and rededicates herself to The Order, its purpose, and mission.

 

The Memorial Service for a Departed Daughter

The Memorial Service for a Departed Daughter honors a Daughter’s faithful devotion to The Order and provides an opportunity for her sisters to remember her and mourn her passing. This Service can be used at chapter meetings and Diocesan and Provincial Assemblies. 

 

The Service for a Departed Daughter Used at Funeral

The Service for a Departed Daughter Used at a Funeral honors the Daughter’s faithful devotion to The Order and acknowledges its loss. The Service provides an opportunity for members of the Departed Daughter’s chapter to take part in the funeral. 

 

The Service of Installation of Officers

During the Service of Installation of Officers new officers agree to devote themselves to the tasks their office demands and members promise to support and cooperate with their chosen officers. 

 

The Service of Installation of a Chaplain

During The Service of Installation of a Chaplain, the chaplain agrees to accept the duties and responsibilities of the position to which he or she is called.

  

The Junior Services


About the Junior Services

Describes the administrative suggestions common to all Junior Services.

  

The Hymn of the Junior Daughters - O Jesus I Have Promised (sung to the tune of The Church's One Foundation)

 

The Service of Preparation for Junior Membership (Candlelight Service)

This Service of Preparation for Junior Membership (Candlelight Service) takes place before prospective members begin the study and discernment period.  During this service the candidates promise to be faithful in their study and preparation for membership in The Order.

As part of this Service, Junior Daughters receive a candle as a symbol of their promise. 

 

The Service of Institution of a Junior Chapter

The Service of Institution of a Junior Chapter is used to formally establish a Junior Chapter at a church. It includes the Presentation of the Charter to the clergy, who duly institutes the chapter in the parish, and the installation of the Directress. It is to be followed by the Service of Admission for Junior Members. 

  

The Service of Admission for Junior Members

The Service of Admission for Junior Members is used to admit new members into The Order.  It takes place after the candidates have completed the study and discernment period.  At this time, a Junior member receives her cross, which is blessed by the clergy, and promises to observe a daily Rule of Prayer and Service, wear her cross faithfully, and work for the purposes of The Order.

 

The Service of Institution of a Junior Chapter and Admission of Members 

This is a combination of the Service of Institution and Admission.

 

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Phone: (770)517-8552

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