Definition of General Thanksgiving in English:

General Thanksgiving

noun

  • A form of thanksgiving in the Book of Common Prayer or the Alternative Service Book.

    • ‘The General Thanksgiving is one of the Prayer Book's greatest treasures, a prayer which many people love and know by heart.’
    • ‘But the General Thanksgiving understands that a true heart of thanksgiving doesn't come through training alone.’
    • ‘The Prayer of General Thanksgiving is said by the minister and the congregation, and voices a final note of gratitude.’
    • ‘The General Thanksgiving is said by the officiant and the people.’
    • ‘Then the Minister shall read the General Thanksgiving.’