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Book of Common Prayer

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