Share this entry

Share this page

evening prayer

Syllabification: eve·ning prayer

Definition of evening prayer in English:

noun

1 (usually evening prayers) A formal act of worship held in the evening.
Example sentences
  • Some of his ‘handlers’ took this as a command and duly murdered the Archbishop during his evening prayers in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.
  • Recently, a visiting Indonesian friend's jeans were licked by our resident mutt, which necessitated a quick trip home for a change of clothes prior to evening prayers.
  • The sisters of Scholastica Convent gathered for evening prayers happy to be alive.
1.1 [in singular] (In the Anglican Church) the service of evensong.
Example sentences
  • Removal took place from the Presentation Convent, Galway to St. Joseph's Church for evening prayer and interment took place in Rahoon Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Saturday.
  • For a while I actually did jazz morning prayer or jazz evening prayer in a little church in New Haven.
  • Morning prayer is said every weekday morning, and evening prayer or evensong every night.

Definition of evening prayer in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure