Vows

A vow is a promise given to God that we will present our hearts to Him, and sanctified deeds as well.

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  • Vows — • A promise made to God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Vows     Vows     † Catholic Encyclo …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • vows — (vratas)    Vows or vratas are a central feature of Hinduism and JAINISM. They are undertaken for myriad reasons, but always with the desire of pleasing the divinity. Vows are often taken to do a par ticular thing in exchange for help from God.… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Vows — A knightly promise to accomplish some feat, usually a military feat in meeting a number of challengers, conducting jousts, or campaigning against an enemy. The vow became an important element of the knightly gesture, such as when Ulrich von… …   Medieval glossary

  • Vows —    Voluntary promises which, when once made, were to be kept if the thing vowed was right. They were made under a great variety of circumstances (Gen. 28: 18 22; Lev. 7:16; Num. 30:2 13; Deut. 23:18; Judg. 11:30, 39; 1 Sam. 1:11; Jonah 1:16; Acts …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • vows — vaÊŠ n. pledge; solemn promise v. pledge; make a solemn promise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vows — a set of such promises committing one to a prescribed role or course of action, especially marriage or a monastic career. → vow …   English new terms dictionary

  • VOWS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • VOWS AND VOWING — The Hebrew נֶדֶר (neder), a vow, is used in the Bible for a promise made to God to perform some deed (e.g., Gen. 28: 20) as well as for a prohibition which a person imposes upon himself to abstain from something which is otherwise permitted. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • vows, religious —    This word (from the Latin votum, meaning promise or dedication ) refers to the promises made by members of religious communities to follow the evangelical counsels by observing poverty, chastity, and obedience. In some communities, additional… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Religious vows — are the public vows made by the members of religious communities pertaining to their conduct, practices and views. In the Buddhist tradition, in particular within the Mahayana and Vajrayana tradition, many different kinds of religious vows are… …   Wikipedia

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