Definition of Book of Common Prayer in English:

Book of Common Prayer

noun

  • The official service book of the Church of England, compiled by Thomas Cranmer and others, first issued in 1549, and largely unchanged since the revision of 1662.

    • ‘As expressed in the catechism in the Book of Common Prayer, the mission of the church is made explicit as the body of Christ.’
    • ‘But I came to value the Book of Common Prayer.’
    • ‘The Church of England adopted The Book of Common Prayer compiled by Thomas Cranmer.’
    • ‘Finally, please do not ignore the ‘Baptismal Covenant’ in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.’
    • ‘An amended version of the Book of Common Prayer was approved by the Church of England.’
    • ‘The Book of Common Prayer pronounces a man and a woman ‘man and wife’.’
    • ‘That is the question the man is asked in the traditional wedding service according to The Book of Common Prayer.’
    • ‘The unbinding of the Book of Common Prayer means the revision of, or perhaps the recreation of, our liturgical practices under the light of the spirit.’
    • ‘The event also saw the launch of a new Book of Common Prayer, containing services in traditional and modern language.’
    • ‘In the Catechism of the Book of Common Prayer the link between baptism and ministry is succinct and clear.’
    • ‘The first printing press was established in Ireland by Humfrey Powell in 1550, who published The Book of Common Prayer in Dublin.’
    • ‘The four daily services are based very closely on The Book of Common Prayer, with psalms and canticles wisely chosen from the breadth of the whole tradition.’
    • ‘In the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer the former is referred to as the ‘declaration of consent’.’
    • ‘Yet sometimes, late at night, I reach for the Book of Common Prayer on the shelf by my bed.’
    • ‘Compared with the Book of Common Prayer, modern prayer books in the Anglican Communion are grossly overweight.’
    • ‘I just got a copy of the Book of Divine Worship, the official adaptation for the Book of Common Prayer for Catholic use.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The questions he poses are the last two questions of the baptismal covenant in the Book of Common Prayer.’
    • ‘The service consists of Morning Prayer from the Church of England's 1662 Book of Common Prayer.’
    • ‘Most famous of all is the Book of Common Prayer, which has long been in use in the Church of England.’