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collection of alms

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  • Alms — or almsgiving exists in a number of religions. In general, it involves giving materially to another as an act of religious virtue. In Abrahamic religions, alms are given as charity to benefit the poor. In Buddhism, alms are given by lay people to …   Wikipedia

  • collection — collectional, adj. /keuh lek sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of collecting. 2. something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, esp. for some purpose or as a result of some process: a stamp collection;… …   Universalium

  • collection — noun 1) a collection of stolen items Syn: hoard, pile, heap, stack, stock, store, stockpile; accumulation, reserve, supply, bank, pool, fund, mine, reservoir 2) a collection of shoppers …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • collection — Synonyms and related words: Festschrift, abundance, accumulation, agglomeration, aggregation, album, alms, alms fee, amassment, ana, analects, anthology, aquarium, assemblage, assembling, assembly, assortment, back number, backlog, band, beauties …   Moby Thesaurus

  • collection — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of collecting] Syn. gathering, finding, making a collection, completing a collection, collecting, compilation, recovering, bringing together, searching for, assembling, amassing, compiling, acquisition, obtaining,… …   English dictionary for students

  • collection — n 1. accumulation, heap, pile, mass, cumulation; hoard, store, stock, stockpile, supply, fund; treasure, holdings, savings, Inf. loot. 2. amassment, assemblage; aggregation, concentration, agglomeration, conglomeration, cluster, clump; bouquet,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Provision made for the collection of weekly alms for the support of the Chapel of Our Lady near Guildhall founded pur tote la compaignie du Pui (ib.). —    Henry le Waleis gave to the Confraternity of the Pui (de Podio) 5 marks annual quit rent on all his tenements in London for maintenance of a chaplain to celebrate divine service in the new chapel at the Guildhall (Cal. L. Bk. E. pp. 1 and 2).… …   Dictionary of London

  • Offertory — Collection plate redirects here. For the notice fixed to a post box, see collection plate (postal). The Offertory is the portion of a Eucharistic service when bread and wine are brought to the altar. The offertory exists in many liturgical… …   Wikipedia

  • Hierarchy of the Early Church — • The word hierarchy is used here to denote the three grades of bishop, priest, and deacon (ministri) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hierarchy of the Early Church     Hierarchy of the Early Church …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Calvinism — Religions Calvinism, Presbyterianism Calvinism John Ca …   Wikipedia

  • France — • Geography, statistics, and history Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. France     France     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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