offertory box

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offertory box

n (Eccl) → Opferstock m
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Family flowers only please, kind donations in memory may be given if desired via the offertory box to be shared between Marie Curie Cancer Care and Save The Children.
Inside his mountain retreat A priest unwraps the arcana Of St John, the ship's parping bleat Brings him out squinting against Whitewash dazzle, he counts buses Idling by the jetty, does sums In his head, goes back in, fusses With relics, gives a backhand thump To upholstered pews while snapping A duster over fragrant wood - All nerves at showtime, he rattles His offertory box for luck.
Naka was arrested by the Kyoto prefectural police last November on suspicion of stealing 2,000 yen from an offertory box at a shrine and a piece of underwear from a private residence.