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 The armed men entered during evening prayers on Friday, according to Ernest Bouma Nebie, a regional official in Oudalan province near the border with Mali. BostonGlobe.com, "In September 2018, armed men attacked a mosque in Djabiga in the east, killing five people.," 14 Oct. 2019 The armed men entered during evening prayers on Friday, according to Ernest Bouma Nebie, a regional official in Oudalan province near the border with Mali. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Around the World," 13 Oct. 2019 In 2006, a white man named Brent Matthews threw a frozen pig head into a Lewiston mosque during evening prayer. BostonGlobe.com, "Immigrant students learn hard lessons about racism at a historically white high school in Maine," 14 Aug. 2019 Orthodox Judaism values routine above all — there are specific windows of time for morning, afternoon, and evening prayers, in order to ensure consistency. Avital Chizhik-goldschmidt, Vox, "How prayer helped me detox from the internet," 8 July 2019 Last year, a French-Canadian man fatally shot six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque in Quebec City. Fox News, "Toronto van attack suspect may have felt anger against women," 26 Apr. 2018 Last year, a French-Canadian man fatally shot six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque in Quebec City. Fox News, "Toronto van attack suspect may have felt anger against women," 26 Apr. 2018 Many attending Saturday's evening prayer vigil in Aurora near the City Hall building brought signs protesting migrant families being separated at the Mexican border. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora prayer vigil speaks out for families separated at the border," 1 July 2018 Dressed in white robes and a turban, Novel Bamukmin of the Jakarta chapter of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), a hardline Islamist group, addresses evening prayers in a mosque. The Christian Science Monitor, "Indonesian elections hint at rise of political Islam in the secular country," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of evening prayer

1539, in the meaning defined above

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5 Dec 2019

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“Evening prayer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evening%20prayer. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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