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alms dish

Definition of the noun alms dish

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  1. a tray for collecting the offering from a congregation
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of alms dish: alms tray
    • more generic word: tray = an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food

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Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1881)

A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by William Audsley

ALMS DISH OR BASIN. A dish for the reception of alms, and in which to "present and place" the offertory on the altar, in accordance with the rubric : usually made of latten, and ornamented with repousse. ALMS HOUSE. A building erected and ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, Second Edition (2014)

Revised and Expanded by Donald K. McKim

alms dish A slotted chest used in medieval English churches ...

Google previewNew SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (2013)

by Paul F. Bradshaw

DONALD GRAY Alms Dish The receptacle used for receiving the monetary collection at church services. This collection ought not be called 'the *offertory'; that title belongs to the ceremonial presentation of the bread and wine for the eucharist.

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Alms Dish

George Lambert, the maker of this alms dish, was also director of the French Hospital. The engraving on the dish shows the hospital seal provided by Pierre Marchant, one of the original directors in 1718. It illustrates the Old Testament account of God providing food and drink for the prophet Elijah during a time of drought. The charity became known as "La Providence".
London, England, 1897-8: marked by George Lambert.
Gilded Silver.
Inscribed on the front, "DOMINUS PROVIDBIT" (God will provide): on the back, "This Dish designed and manufactured by Col. George Lambert F.S.A. was presented by the Deputy Governor to the French Hospital on the occasion of the 180th Anniversary" (of the Royal Charter of Incorporation).

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