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Daughters of the Holy Cross

The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross (DHC) is a spiritual sisterhood of women of all ages dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We are lay and ordained women who have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are women who, in the midst of our daily lives, find community and spiritual support in local chapters of three or more women. Chapters are formed in churches (and church-related institutions) and are under the oversight of their own clergy. A chapter of the Daughters of the Holy Cross is based at St. John's.
For more information Contact Sally Dixon.
In the Anglican Diocese of SC, The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross (DHC) has increased their number of chapters (as of January 2020) to 7 and 2, more are in progress. A chapter involves a minimum of three women from one or more churches. Through the efforts of our own Sally Dixon, Director of Music at St. John’s Parish Church, the DHC has become well established in SC. Bishop Mark J Lawrence was installed as the Provincial (National) Chaplain of the Order on January 24, 2020.

Daughters support and sustain the church by praying for the clergy, staff and congregation, as well as studying the Word of God to grow in their faith. Serving others and sharing the Gospel is part of how Daughters live out their Rule of Life. Daughters reach out to those who do not know Jesus and share His message of salvation through word and deed. Their vision 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.

The institution of The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross was formed September 9, 2009, Holy Cross Day. This was just a few months after the Anglican Church in North America was constituted.
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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