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Dorcas Society

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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"a name given to an association of ladies who collect and dispose of garments with the benevolent object of giving aid to necessitous families. Sometimes the ladies connected with a congregation unite to form a Dorcas society, in order to afford employment to poor needlewomen. Societies of this kind are so called from what is recorded in Acts 9:39 : And all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.'"

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Dorcas Society'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​d/dorcas-society.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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