evening prayer

noun, often capitalized E&P

Definition of evening prayer

: the daily evening office of the Anglican liturgy

Examples of evening prayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As soon as the sun goes down, Muslims break their fast with a light meal or snack called iftar before their evening prayer, known as tarawih, which some choose to perform at mosques. Skyler Caruso, PEOPLE.com, 1 Apr. 2022 Muslims break their fast after the evening prayer with the meal called ifṭār. Maria Jimenez Moya, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 The incident occurred during the daily evening prayer on Saturday, media reported, after the man jumped over a railing inside the inner sanctum and attempted to grab a sword that was kept near the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book. NBC News, 20 Dec. 2021 Francis himself didn't confirm the initiative during a Friday evening prayer service with migrants in the Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia, the Mediterranean island nation's capital. Arkansas Online, 4 Dec. 2021 Past the last Israeli gas station and a handwritten Hebrew sign advising Jewish farmers about an evening prayer service, the highway funnels through an Israeli military checkpoint. Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2021 The evening prayer session and dinner, held at a homestead about 15 miles west of Phoenix at the far western end of the Gila River community was Nosie’s third stop of the day. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 24 Oct. 2021 Tracer fire lights up the night sky and the call to evening prayer is punctuated by gunfire and sporadic thuds of artillery. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 Vespers, also known as evening prayer, will begin at 3 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland, according to a news release. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of evening prayer

1539, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of evening prayer was in 1539

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Last Updated

23 Apr 2022

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“Evening prayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evening%20prayer. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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