The 2016 versions of the DHC Handbook and the DHC Study Guide are on the Resource page. Please download these to replace older copies.      
 

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-Talitha Koum chapter of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in North Augusta, SC, was very busy during the weekend of June 24-26. Read about it on the News tab.

-We are now sending a quarterly newsletter 'The Holy Cross' to all members. If you are not receiving it please let Jacque Clemens know. Her contact information is on the Officer tab. Read The Holy Cross.

-The Bylaws of The Order, the DC Handbook and the Study Guide have been revised. Please download them from the Resources tab.

-The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross, Bishop’s Chapter, Saint James’ Anglican Cathedral, Fresno, CA, continues its primary mission of intercessory prayer for about 250 persons on a regular basis. Read More...

-Read about the institution of Chapter 73 St. Teresa of Avila, Houston, Texas in the Chapter News

-Attention Daughters at Large!!! You have an invitation in the Council News section of the News page!

-Check out the DHC logo apparel available for purchase. See the brochure in the provincial new section on the News page.

-One of our Tallahassee daughters presented a Quiet Day Study on the Prayer of the Order. You may download a copy on the Resources page.

-Jacque Crosby, first President of The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross, has written a journal on the work that took place as a group of Anglican Daughters of the King (DOK) accepted the call of God to form The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross (DHC). To read and download click Gather the Scattered Sheep. It is also available on the resources page.

Local Chapter Presidents List
Find a chapter near you and email the president for information. The chapter numbers are now located on the page with the chapter name.


Vision Statement

The vision of The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross is to gather Anglican women and girls into a nurturing and empowering community called to be servants of Jesus as He unites and builds up his body, the Church.


Prayer of the Order

O gracious and Holy Father, that thy Son may be glorified, give thy Daughters wisdom to perceive thee, intelligence to understand thee, diligence to seek thee, patience to wait for thee, eyes to behold thee, a heart to meditate upon thee, and a life to proclaim thee; by the power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.

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Anglican Church of North America

The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross is composed of women who have committed our lives to the work and service of our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray daily for our church, its clergy, the Order and others in need. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we reach out to those who do not know Jesus and share His message of salvation through word and deed. We equip ourselves with the powerful sword of truth as contained in the Holy Bible. We wear our cross as a symbol of Jesus sacrifice and our need for Him to be in our daily lives and we become encouraged and strengthened in community with our sisters.

You may join the Order as an individual or chapters may join. Chapter membership may involve women from several churches (minimum of three women). Initial membership will require a payment of dues plus a one-time enrollment fee.

We welcome all Anglican women and appreciate your interest in the Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross. The Order provides a community in which you can fulfill a lifetime vow to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Order's four-fold vow consists of Prayer, Service, Study and Evangelism. We expect and assist each member to earnestly develop and practice each of these areas.

We invite the Holy Spirit to guide us and welcome you to be guided by that same Spirit as you determine if you are called to be part of the Order.

In Christ Alone (ICA) Fund

The In Christ Alone Fund came into being at the January 2010 meeting of the Provincial Council to provide the membership and others a way to make special offerings : in thanksgiving, memory, honor, or commemoration, and in support of the vows of the Order.

The Fund's major focus is to support missionaries, giving Daughters the opportunity to partner in mission work. Support covers activities such as gaining special training for the work as well as helping with travel and living conditions on site. Mission endeavors are local or global, short or long term, and open to all women.

September 14, Holy Cross Day, is the official date for the ingathering of the contributions to the fund. However, Daughters may send their gifts at any time.

Offerings should be sent to the Provincial Treasurer, Ann Allshouse, P.O. Box #1147 Crawfordville, FL 32326-1147.

 

FAITH STATEMENT OF THE ORDER

We believe and confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Him. Therefore, The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross identifies the following four elements as essential for membership.
  1. We confess the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith.
  2. We confess Baptism and the Holy Eucharist to be Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel, and thus to be ministered with unfailing use of His words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him.
  3. We confess as proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture the historic faith of the undivided church as declared in the three catholic creeds; the Apostles, the Nicene and the Athanasian.
  4. We confess that the Holy Orders of Bishops, Priest and Deacons have been entrusted with safe-guarding the Church and the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

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