Holy Cross – Daughters of the King (St. Helena’s Chapter)

This page is one devoted to the work of The Daughters of the King Order at Holy Cross, Valle Crucis. The Holy Cross chapter is named “Sisters of St. Helena.”

Per Brittanica Online, St. Helena was renowned for helping not only individuals but entire communities through her works of charity. She often sought out to help the poor and destitute. She would visit churches and leave them with rich donations. St. Helena was a very devout servant of God, so much so that one would easily believe her to have been a follower of Jesus Christ from birth. Through her influence and work, Christianity continued to spread throughout the known world.

St. Helena is the patron saint of new discoveries and her feast day is celebrated on August 18.

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

About the Order

The Order of the Daughters of the King® is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the historic episcopate but not in communion with it. Our membership currently includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches. To read more, please visit the website for the National Chapter here.

The St. Helena Chapter meets at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in Skiles Hall, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Valle Crucis. All women called to prayer are encouraged to join us.

After the chapter meeting at 5:30 each Wednesday, Fr. Allan McCaslin leads the entire congregation in a time of healing prayer and communion.

The Prayer of the Order

O Eternal Father, you have sent us your Son to teach us things pertaining to your heavenly Kingdom. Give your blessing to our Order wherever it may be throughout the world. Grant that we, your Daughters, ever may discern your truth and bear the cross through the battles of our earthly life. Give us strength to overcome temptation and the grace to work to spread your Kingdom and to gather your scattered sheep within your fold. Pour out upon us the sevenfold gift of the Holy Spirit that we may always remember it is your work we are called to do, that all we think, do or say may be pleasing in your sight. We ask it all For His Sake, our King and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen

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