almsgiver


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a person who gives alms

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While he could appeal to the teaching of the Scriptures, he also had to appeal to more self-centered motives, such as the reward the almsgiver would receive from its recipients' willingness to pray for the salvation of their benefactors.
The Puritan colonialists were are that appearances deceive: the almsgiver, the churchgoer, the virtuous maiden, the upright minister, each may still be harboring beneath the sunshine musty and foul desires.
John the Almsgiver, patriarch of Alexandria, lamented the Persian conquest of Jerusalem not for one day, not for a week, not for a month, but for a full year.
John the Almsgiver (early thirteenth century), based on the Latin Vita Sancti Joannis Eleemosynarii of Anastasius the Librarian,(17) contains an episode (1301-494) in which Nicetas, Augustal Praefect of Egypt, attempts to persuade John, the Patriarch, to donate the contents of his treasury to him.
Its patron saint and true name was San Giovanni Elemosinario - St John of Alexandria (~the Almsgiver'), who, on the death of his wife and children, gave his possessions to the poor and spent the remainder of his life as a priest, becoming Patriarch of Alexandria in 610.(16)
The choice of terms in Good Deeds's description furthers the connection between almsgiver and beggar: "If ye had parfytely chered me, / Your boke of counte full redy had be" (501-2).
Given that John Moschos and Sophronios are known to have written a life of St John the Almsgiver, patriarch of Alexandria, who died on 11 November 619 or 620 (most probably the latter), the former date seems excluded: it was then in September 634 that Sophronios arrived in the Holy Land with the relics of his friend-from Rome.(3) It has, however, recently been argued in a long and erudite article by Enrica Follieri,(4) that the Rome designated by the prologue as the place of John's death was not Rome on the Tiber, but rather New Rome on the Bosphoros, i.e., Constantinople.
John the Almsgiver (early thirteenth century), based on the Latin Vita Sancti Joannis Eleemosynarii of Anastasius the Librarian, (17) contains an episode (1301-494) in which Nicetas, Augustal Praefect of Egypt, attempts to persuade John, the Patriarch, to donate the contents of his treasury to him.