Charitable Day of Service
OMSDT Knights Templar has set aside the second Saturday of every September as our Day of Charitable Service. As well as spreading the love of Christ in our communities and making charitable monetary donations, performing works of charitable service is a very important aspect of the purpose of our Order. Although we encourage charitable service by our members as often as is possible, the second Saturday of every September will be an Order-wide event in which all members will participate.
The second Saturday of every September was chosen based on the information about the International Day of Charity's event, in which people around the world observe the death anniversary of Mother Teresa, September 5th. International Day of Charity was created with the intention of inspiring individuals and organizations from all corners of the globe to engage in charitable and volunteer work. This is a mission our Order fully supports.
Mother Teresa became an emblem of Christian generosity as a result of her work with Calcutta's (renamed Kolkatta in 2001) impoverished people. It made her an instantly recognizable figure around the world. She passed away on September 5, 1997, at the age of 87. The International Day of Charity was first marked by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.
"Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon." -Isaiah 58:10