Book of Common Prayer

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Book of Common Prayer

n.
The book of services and prayers used in the Anglican Church.

Book of Common Prayer

n
(Anglicanism) the official book of church services of the Church of England, until 1980, when the Alternative Service Book was sanctioned

Book′ of Com′mon Prayer′


n.
the service book of the Anglican communion.
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Noun1.Book of Common Prayer - the Anglican service book of the Church of England; has had several revisions since the Reformation and is widely admired for the dignity and beauty of its language
Psalter, Book of Psalms - a collection of Psalms for liturgical use
Litany - a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation
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Vandenhuten received her, and seated her beside himself; we drove all together to the Protestant chapel, went through a certain service in the Common Prayer Book, and she and I came out married.
Many that were painted in deluxe copies of the lay person's most common prayer book, the Book of Hours, project their subjects with a vividness and emotional power equal to that of the famous panel paintings of the Ghent painter Hugo van der Goes (d.
87) Bishop Grindrod believed that `the making of a common Prayer Book will do much to enable us to become more deeply and truly an authentic Australian church'.