National Order for Anglican Women Founded
Source: Daughters of the Holy Cross
September 12, 2009
(AAC email update)
The Rt. Rev. Keith L. Ackerman's Representative instituted The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross, admitted 90+ members and installed the elected officers of the National Board.
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.
The Rule of Life of the Order has four parts: Prayer, Service, Study and Evangelism. Women may become members as individuals or within a chapter of three or more members. Chapter members may be all from one congregation or from several nearby churches within various Anglican jurisdictions or denominations which qualify under its Faith Statement....
The joyous service was held at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, GA. The Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, Rector, celebrated the Eucharist. The Rev. Dr. Gilbert Crosby represented Bishop Ackerman, the Order's National Chaplain, and the Rev. Steven Saul, Chaplain to the Formation Committee, presented the Order's Charter and prospective members and gave the sermon....
Moving forward, most Anglican women interested in becoming members will engage in a three-month period of study and discernment under the direction of a member before entering the Order. However, through the rest of 2009, current or former DOK's may apply to become charter members....
The entire press release and other membership information may be found at the link above.