Rolf Langebartels
Internetproject Soundbag

update from October 28th, 2001

Klingelbeutel (ringing bag - collecting bag)
Origin of word:
old standard German
Explanation of word:
"klingan" = klingen = sounding
A bag made from cloth, into which the voluntary money donations during the service are collected. Sometimes a little bell is fastened to the bag, this is the reason for its German name. When it is used nowadays the 'klingelbeutel' is passed through the rows in the church during singing a parish song. In this way the offertory is collected.
Ringing Bag - Collecting Bag
From "", printed on Mo, 13.08.2001
Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche Nordelbien - Amt für Öffentlichkeitsdienst, Hamburg

Image of a Ringing Bag

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