Definition of Book of Common Prayer in English:

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Book of Common Prayer


The official service book of the Church of England and, with some variation, of other churches of the Anglican Communion. It was compiled by Thomas Cranmer and others and first issued in 1549.
Example sentences
  • The Church of England adopted The Book of Common Prayer compiled by Thomas Cranmer.
  • Being the fifth Sunday of the month, there will be a ‘new’ Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer in All Saints Church, Ballinakill, on Sunday, October 31.
  • That is the question the man is asked in the traditional wedding service according to The Book of Common Prayer.

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Syllabification: Book of Com·mon Prayer

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