evensong


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e·ven·song

 (ē′vən-sông′, -sŏng′)
n.
1. A daily evening service in the Anglican Church. Also called Evening Prayer.
2. Roman Catholic Church A service that includes the office of Vespers. No longer in ecclesiastical use.
3. A song sung in the evening.
4. Archaic Evening.

evensong

(ˈiːvənˌsɒŋ)
n
1. (Anglicanism) Church of England Also called: Evening Prayer or vespers the daily evening service of Bible readings and prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic another name for vespers
3. an archaic or poetic word for evening

E•ven•song

(ˈi vənˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ)

n.
1. a form of worship said or sung in the evening in the Anglican Church.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evensong - the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office; early evening; now often made a public service on Sundays
canonical hour - (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer
2.Evensong - (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayerevensong - (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
Translations

evensong

[ˈiːvənsɒŋ] Nvísperas fpl, misa f vespertina

evensong

[ˈiːvənsɒŋ] noffice m du soir

evensong

evensong

[ˈiːvnˌsɒŋ] nvespro
References in classic literature ?
Having ordered my dinner and found my room, I threw down my knapsack and then came out again to smoke an ante-prandial pipe, listen to the evensong of the stream, and think great thoughts.
Carey remained in on Sunday evening in order to allow Mary Ann to go to church, but she would welcome the opportunity of attending evensong.
The church bells were ringing for evensong, and a squad of Salvation Army lassies came singing down Waterloo Road.
For, though day after day, at morn or evensong, I have knelt in God's house, I have never repented of my sin.
The "Concerts at First 17th" season continues with a Choral Evensong for All Saints Day and an organ recital on Sunday at First United Methodist Church.
Roger Hiorns (Turner-prize nominee in 2009) goes back to his childhood chorister days at Birmingham Cathedral to curate an evensong in which the choir will lie down in the nave, a 'reimagining of ancient ritual [in which] the service becomes reflective of the uncertainty of the present.
Evensong was about to take place and, with half-an-hour to kill, I thought I would go in and see what I made of it.
ISLAMABAD -- The Westminster Abbey church in the Westminster city of the United Kingdom organized a special Evensong to commemorate the National Day of Pakistan, annually observed on 23 March.
Rastrick Voices will perform the new setting, composed by director Gordon Balmforth, at Choral Evensong at the church at 3pm.
THE combined choirs of Liverpool, Manchester and Chester Cathedrals will sing evensong for the first time together at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Saturday.
The service of Solemn Evensong takes place at the city landmark from 4pm.
And I see evensong in a country church through much the same eyes as I see a village cricket match on the green.