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  1. Dorcas Society

    A Dorcas Society is a local group of people, usually based in a church, with a mission of providing clothing to the poor. The original society was founded in Douglas, Isle of Man on December 1, 1834, as part of the community's thanksgiving for being spared from an outbreak of cholera. The poorer families in town had their clothes and bedding destroyed as part of the effort to prevent the disease. Today there are other Dorcas societies around the world, providing clothing and other physical needs. The society is named after a person described in the Acts of the Apostles.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dorcas Society

    a society for making clothing for the poor. See Acts ix. 39.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dorcas society in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dorcas society in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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