collected offerings of the congregation given during the mass.
means sacrifice. In Hinduism often of clarified butter or Soma.
offering oneself or a child to serve God as a nun or monk
the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity; "oblations for aid to the poor"
the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist
a blood sacrificed offering to God, and to use the blood of swine on an altar is a complete insult to our heavenly Father
a sacrificial offering made to God that acknowledges that we worship the creator God that made all things
The act of offering the elements to God in the Holy Eucharist. The "offertory oblation" when the unconsecrated bread and wine are placed on the altar.
The preparation of the elements of bread and wine for the Divine Liturgy.
annual financial offering required of knights of certain crusading, equestrian or military-religious orders, akin to scutage.