Relief Church

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Relief Church a body who left the Established Church of Scotland on account of the oppressive exercise of patronage, organised in 1761, uniting with the United Secession Church in 1847 to form the United Presbyterian Church
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. relefrelever, to raise up—L. re-, again, levāre, to raise.

Usage

In literature:

Shaded by a few trees, and thrown into relief by a neatly kept square, this solitary church produces a really grandiose effect.
"Ursula" by Honore de Balzac
The Werder church is a modern erection, built in the Gothic style, and its turrets are ornamented by beautiful bronze reliefs.
"Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North" by Ida Pfeiffer
Uttering a sigh of relief she soon reached the Church of St. Lawrence, which the old sexton was just opening.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Just opposite to the entrance of the church may be seen, built into the wall, a stone, on which is a bas-relief, and before it a grave.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
The most prominent building in sight is Victoria District Church, as it stands out in relief on Church Hill.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
And when I turn from the world of affairs and churches, to the world of scholarship, I cannot say that I find relief.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Lord Dupplin was asked to waive his right of presentation "for the relief of the church in this strait," but refused.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
In addition to its minster church, Wimborne has a very old building in St. Margaret's Hospital, founded originally for the relief of lepers.
"Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch" by Sidney Heath
Inside the church are pilasters and a wealth of delicate relief.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Our illustration shows two panels from the series of twelve bronze reliefs on the front of a church altar.
"Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century" by Estelle M. Hurll
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In poetry:

Observe the griping us'rers sons and heirs,
Those of th' oppressor, and successful thief,
How each from church to church for pence repairs,
And daily with his wallet begs relief!
"An Admonition To A Sick Person, To Make His Will In Time, And To Dispose Of His Effects In The Fear " by Rees Prichard

In news:

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis church that's providing relief to victims of last weekend's deadly neighborhood explosion has created a centralized website where donations can be made to the disaster's victims.
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Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. September 30, 2005A new program will re-imburse churches and other religious groups for helping with the hurricane relief effort.
Norfolk Wesleyan Church and Morley Wesleyan Church are teaming up with Fusion Community Church in Cobleskill, to fill a 20-foot trailer and haul it down to New York City to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Polycarp Roman Catholic Church in Smyrna collected donations Sunday and Monday to send as emergency relief to people living on Staten Island, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
Changes in leadership of the Relief Society and Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were announced in the Saturday afternoon session of the 182nd General Annual Conference.
Area churches pull together to help those helping with disaster relief.
Church members set off on dangerous relief mission to Haiti orphanage.
Through the American Baptist organization, the church supports different types of projects around the world such as missionaries, One Great Hour of Sharing and hurricane relief to New York and New Jersey.
The Shelby Church of Christ in Shelbiana is collecting donations, food, cleaning supplies, clothing, and more as part of the Pike County flood relief effort.
Heuvelton's Cornerstone Church makes first delivery of Sandy relief supplies to the Bronx.
Relief workers from the Wesleyan Church in New York City met the Heuvelton volunteers at the Kingbridge Armory in the Bronx.
That's one of the major ideas behind the welfare operations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which is involved in everything from international disaster relief to personal food storage.
What's the latest information about Haitian relief, especially through Church World Service (sponsor of the CROP Hunger Walk Oct 17).
A group of women at First Lutheran Church of Longview have been making quilts and donating them to the Lutheran World Relief for longer than anyone can remember — but the most senior members are certain, it has been more than 30 years.
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