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Video footage: LUANG PRABANG, LAOS - APRIL 9 : People waiting put food offerings for monks procession in tradition of almsgiving with sticky rice at Wat xieng thong on April 9, 2016 in Luang Prabang, Laos
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Definition of the noun almsgiving

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noun - plural: almsgivings

  1. making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • alternative spelling: alms-giving
    • more generic words: gift / giving = the act of giving

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Google previewSumma Theologiae: Volume 34, Charity (2006)

2a2ae. 23-33 by Thomas Aquinas, R. J. Batten

Such a motive, as was said above,8 is the concern of mercy, and so it is clear that , properly speaking, almsgiving is an act of mercy. Furthermore, this appears from the very name itself which derives from the Greek word for mercy, just as in ...

Google previewIsaiah 26:3-4 "Perfect Peace III" (2012)

Silver and Gold by Vanessa Buckhalter

filmtetrtm a Aim/y Aims, and also called almsgiving is a ceremonial, religious act. Alms.

Google previewJudaism and Islam in Practice (2005)

A Sourcebook by Jonathan E. Brockopp, Jacob Neusner, Tamara Sonn

and that it is something to which the poor are entitled, reflecting the recognition that wealth is not earned, but rather is a gift given by God as a test, over which we as human beings only bear stewardship: Almsgiving is a duty unto you.

Google previewChristianity in the Modern State (1869)

Almsgiving is a debt which must be honestly paid and punctually discharged; nor is the donor left without reward. The blessing promised will be so bountiful that, as it is expressed, " there shall not be room enough to receive it." As regards the ...

Google previewCelebrating the Lectionary for High School 2012-2013: Supplemental Lectionary-Based Resource

Almsgiving means emptying your pockets or life of unnecessary wealth or possessions. You might donate money or some of your belongings to a charity, or find other ways to refrain from focusing too much on possessions. Talk with the teens ...

Google previewRome (2012)

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Eternal City by James L. Papandrea

Almsgiving is an ancient tradition in many religions, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

Almsgiving is a form of charity. It represents an ethical principle, embraced by most societies and religions, that people who enjoy wealth and prosperity have a moral obligation to assist those who are less fortunate and to financially support ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

Almsgiving the giving of charity is understood as a distinct commandment. The Hellenistic Jewish conceptualization of charity benefits the poor recipient and, like all commandments, earns rewards for the giver. These rewards took a number of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Taxation & Tax Policy (2005)

by Joseph J. Cordes, Robert D. Ebel, Jane Gravelle

almsgiving). Medani. Ahmed. University of Khartoum...

£akat ( Islamic almsgiving)...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

Almsgiving was regarded not merely as a plain evidence of righteousness in general but also as an act of justice, a just debt owing to the needy. “No one refuses directly,” Mackie says, hence, possibly, Christ's teaching in Luk. 11:41, “ Let your ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1912)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

The word "almsgiving," however, is far from expressing the full meaning of the Hebrew zedakah, which...

Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1908)

Hence exhortations to almsgiving become much more frequent, and towards the end of the sixth century the law of tithes makes its appearance A new source of charitable relief was created by the contributions of the emperors, and of the ...

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Almsgiving

Mass Almsgiving

On Sunday, May 8th, 2011, an estimated 100,000 people attended a ceremony to give alms to 12,600 monks in front of CentralWorld in downtown Bangkok. Almsgiving is a daily event in Thailand and is a way for lay people to support the monks and to gain merit. This ceremony was organized as a symnbolic and practical gesture of support for 286 temples in Southern Thailand. Monks at those temples are unable to collect alms due to the risk of being shot and killed. The food and other items collected here will be sent to support the temples in the South.

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Scrabble value of A1L1M3S1G2I1V4I1N1G2

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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