Definition of evening prayer in English:

evening prayer


usually evening prayers
  • 1A formal act of worship held in the evening.

    ‘the master read evening prayers to the assembled family and servants’
    ‘the muezzin calling for the evening prayers’
    • ‘Some of his ‘handlers’ took this as a command and duly murdered the Archbishop during his evening prayers in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.’
    • ‘Muslims also say evening prayers, locally called tarawih, after the breaking of the fast meals.’
    • ‘The attack was launched in a crowded district when the two militants were leaving a local mosque following evening prayers.’
    • ‘After evening prayers, she had dinner, then went to bed with the other students.’
    • ‘After sunset at the end of the workweek, I go to evening prayers and sit down for a festive meal with friends.’
    • ‘The former bishop will repose at the Cathedral throughout today until 10 pm, with evening prayers at 7.30.’
    • ‘Ninety people attended the vigil, including 30 people who joined us from the local mosques following evening prayers.’
    • ‘The day after the shooting, the Americans issued a curfew which interferes with evening prayers.’
    • ‘I had gone to her home and was told she would be attending the evening prayers.’
    • ‘According to an Associated Press report, some 200 to 300 youth gathered after evening prayers and marched toward the school to demand that the building be vacated as lessons were scheduled to begin the following day.’
    • ‘During evening prayers, Canon Glanville-Smith expressed his hope that the cathedral community would be generous and move forward together.’
    • ‘The company has reached agreement with 31 workers at its Nashville factory who left the firm after a disagreement over evening prayers.’
    • ‘The sisters of Scholastica Convent gathered for evening prayers happy to be alive.’
    • ‘Educating and communicating to the local communities can be done by way of talking to farmer groups and their families, student in schools, at mosque meetings after evening prayers or in social visits, about the company resource project.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 (in the Anglican Church) the service of evensong.
      • ‘Morning prayer, known as matins, and evening prayer, known as vespers or evensong, are most common.’
      • ‘Morning prayer is said every weekday morning, and evening prayer or evensong every night.’
      • ‘Later at 7.30 pm a ceremony of evening prayer was held in St. Micael and All Angels' Church in Abbeyleix, which was attended by a large gathering of local people.’
      • ‘His approach to God grew out of the ordinary day-to-day life of the English church, which emphasized the daily office of morning and evening prayer and Sunday worship as found in the Book of Common Prayer.’
      • ‘She would attend St Andrew's Church for morning and evening prayers.’
      • ‘Up to 15 people might use the prayer hall during the summer and I consider the comings and goings of people attending sunrise and evening prayer would disturb nearby residents.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Mass is at midday followed by lunch, while Vespers and evening prayer at 6pm are the most beautiful part of the day, Brother Anthony believes.’
      • ‘He died while his gardeners, two servants, three security guards and four chauffeurs were still chanting part of the confession of faith after the evening prayer in the larger prayer house close to the swimming pool in his mansion.’
      • ‘We have our first prayer session at 6 o'clock in the morning, and then a midday prayer, an evening prayer at 6 o'clock, and the final prayer at 8 o'clock at night.’
      • ‘The first morning prayer is most important to us as is the last evening prayer, especially to shift workers who cannot attend the daytime prayers.’
      • ‘One of its rituals is morning and evening prayer, and in that is a request to God ‘increase in us true religion’.’
      service, church service, religious rite, religious act, prayer, prayer meeting, praise, devotion, religious observance
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