common prayer


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common prayer

n
(Anglicanism) the liturgy of public services of the Church of England, esp Morning and Evening Prayer
References in classic literature ?
The book of Common Prayer is the composition of men like ourselves.
He had no fixed belief, but he went to the service of his church whenever it was held among us, and he revered the Book of Common Prayer while he disputed the authority of the Bible with all comers.
The Book of Common Prayer, now used in the English Church coordinately with Bible and Psalter, took shape out of previous primers of private devotion, litanies, and hymns, mainly as the work of Archbishop Cranmer during the reign of Edward VI.
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.
Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham was taken aback when the 1766 Book of Common Prayer was provided to raise funds for the centre which cares for critically ill people.
1549: The Church of England adopted The Book of Common Prayer compiled by Thomas Cranmer.
Bunyan himself resisted conformity to The Book of Common Prayer to the point that in I Will Pray with the Spirit, which he wrote in 1663 while in prison for unlicensed preaching, he railed against the use of set forms of prayer, including the Lord's Prayer.
This, according to Alan Jacobs, is what the Anglican Book of Common Prayer was always meant to be, and what it sometimes has been.
While ultimately any human explanation of God and God's acceptance of prayer must be but preliminary, an outright rejection of the possibility of common prayer is theologically arrogant, as it puts limits on a limitless God.
During the 450 years since the first Book of Common Prayer (BCP) was authorized in 1549, the sheer quantity of literature that it has generated is astounding.
When is the Anglican Church of Canada going to join the other churches in the Anglican Communion and introduce our own new Book of Common Prayer (BCP)?
Jenny's action in 1637 was in protest at the first public use of the Book of Common Prayer, believed by many to have Catholic leanings.