almsgiving almsgiving

Definition(s):

  • (n) making voluntary contributions to aid the poor

Usage(s):

  1. In a Western culture where almsgiving happens in the confines of a church or synagogue, this may have seemed odd.
  2. In 1754 stingy, stupid, lecherous George II stopped the feet-washing entirely, refused even to watch the almsgiving.
  3. In addition to such altruistic motives as helping Third World development and atoning for its World War II guilt, Japan's almsgiving is prompted by enlightened self-interest.

News

  1. Xavier's Center for Mission and Identity offers online resources to support the observance of Lent

    Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in the Catholic Church. The Center for Mission and Identity has prepared several online resources to assist people in their observances of Lent and Easter.
    on March 6, 2014     Source: Xavier University

  2. Viator.com Names Insider Picks for Best New Tours and Travel Experiences for 2014

    Activities like Buddhist Almsgiving in Bangkok and Gourmet Picnics at China’s Great Wall Get Travelers Below the Surface and Behind the Scenes All Over the World (PRWeb March 06, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11644737.htm
    on March 6, 2014     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Lent is, in the end, through almsgiving, the occasion for sincere sharing of gifts received with one's brothers and for attention to the needs of the poorest and abandoned ones," Benedict told pilgrims and tourists at his weekly general...
    on Mar 1, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  2. "The legislators of the University : disdaining such literary almsgiving, have firmly barred the door against the demands of spurious merit and noisy popularity," Rogers said in a report to the Virginia Legislature's Committee of Schools and...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: William Barton Rogers Source: Queen's Journal

  3. "As Christians around the world begin their Lenten journeys with commitments to acts of personal devotion, prayer, and almsgiving, congregational celebration of 'ONE Sunday' provides an opportunity to deepen our commitment to actively participate in...
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Katharine Jefferts Schori Source: Episcopal News Service

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