Common Prayer

   Bishop Whitehead has given the following explanation of this term: "Common Prayer is so called in distinction from private or special prayer. It comprehends those needs and expresses those religious feelings which are common to all God's children who come together to worship. So we make our common supplications, confess our common sins, and offer our common sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, of alms and devotion."
   See Worship, also Prayer Book.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Common prayer — Common Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common Prayer — Common Prayer, Book of (engl., spr. buck ŏf komm n prehr), die engl. Kirchenagende, 1548 zusammengestellt durch Erzbischof Cranmer, 1552, 1559, 1604 und 1662 revidiert, letztere Revision vom Parlament bestätigt, noch gegenwärtig Norm der Anglikan …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Common Prayer — (Boock of, Kammön Preher Bukk of), engl., die engl. Kirchenagende, in ihrer jetzigen Gestalt vom Jahre 1662 …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Common Prayer — For the religious text, see Book of Common Prayer. Common Prayer Origin Brooklyn, New York Genres Indie rock Americana Years active 2010–present Labels …   Wikipedia

  • common prayer — 1. prayer for reciting by a group of worshipers, esp. the liturgy for public worship prescribed by the Church of England. 2. (caps.) See Book of Common Prayer. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Common Prayer — Book of С. Р. церковная книга англиканской церкви, содержащая в себе последование литургии и молитвы при др. требах, была составлена комитетом, под председательством Кранмера (см.), и в 1549 г. получила силу закона. В этой первой редакции Book of …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • common prayer — /kɒmən ˈprɛə/ (say komuhn prair) noun the liturgy or public form of prayer prescribed by the Anglican Church to be used in all churches and chapels in public worship …   Australian English dictionary

  • common prayer — The liturgy, or public form of prayer prescribed by the Church of England to be used in all churches and chapels, and which the clergy are enjoined to use under a certain penalty …   Black's law dictionary

  • common prayer — noun : prayer in which a congregation unites …   Useful english dictionary

  • Common Prayer-Book — Common Pray|er Book [ preəbuk] das; <zu engl. Common Prayer »Liturgie der anglikanischen Kirche«, als Kurzform von Book of Common Prayer »Allgemeines Gebetbuch«, dies zu common prayer »gemeinsames Gebet«> Bekenntnis u.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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