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Act of Uniformity Amendment Act 1872

Act of Uniformity Amendment Act 1872  

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More generally known as the ‘Shortened Services Act’, this Act, passed by Parliament after its approval by the Convocations of Canterbury and York, provided for the optional use of shortened ...
Alternative Services

Alternative Services  

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The Prayer Book (Alternative and Other) Services Measure 1965 provided that for a limited period the services of the C of E might follow forms sanctioned by the Church Assembly (later by the General ...
anthem

anthem  

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The English‐speaking Protestant Churches' equivalent of the Latin motet, from which it sprang. An Anglican creation, with a place in the C of E liturgy. It constitutes in ordinary churches the one ...
antiphon

antiphon  

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(from Gr., ‘sounding across’).1 A versicle or phrase sung by one choir in reply to another.2 In the RC Church the antiphon is intoned or sung during the recitation of Divine Office, before and after ...
Benedicite

Benedicite  

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(Lat., ‘bless ye’).The song of praise beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’. It forms part of the Song of the Three Children.
canon

canon  

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In the E. Church stanzas of poetry began in the 7th cent. to be inserted between the verses of the biblical canticles sung during the second part of Orthros. In most places the text of the canticles ...
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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A song or prayer from the Bible (other than a Psalm) used in Christian worship. The Canticle of the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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1. A Bible hymn (other than a psalm) as used in the liturgy of a Christian church. In the RC Church the Canticles drawn from the New Testament are called the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a hymn or chant, typically with a biblical text, forming a regular part of a church service. The word is recorded from Middle English and comes from Latin ...

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Alex Lingas

The Oxford Companion to Music

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1 A song or prayer (other than a psalm) derived from the Bible and used in the liturgical worship of Eastern and Western Christian Churches. Early Greek manuscripts of the ... More
Church Hymnary

Church Hymnary  

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The authorized hymnal of most of the Presbyterian Churches in Britain. It was issued in 1898 and revised in 1927 and 1973.
Evensong

Evensong  

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In the Christian Church, a service of evening prayers, psalms, and canticles, conducted according to a set form, especially that of the Anglican Church. The word is recorded from Old English (in form ...
Gloria

Gloria  

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A Christian liturgical hymn or formula beginning (in the Latin text) with Gloria ‘Glory’.Gloria in excelsis the hymn beginning Gloria in excelsis Deo (‘Glory to God in the highest’), forming a set ...
Jubilate

Jubilate  

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Psalm 100 in Authorized Version of Bible (Ps. 99 in Latin Psalter). Used in Anglican service as alternative to Benedictus. Has been set to mus. by many composers, incl. G. Gabrieli, Purcell, and ...
Lord's Prayer

Lord's Prayer  

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Name of the prayer given by Jesus to his disciples at their request (Matt. 6: 9–13, and in a slightly different and shorter version, Luke 11: 2–4). It is an essentially Jewish prayer, without ...
Magnificat

Magnificat  

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A canticle used in Christian liturgy, especially at vespers and evensong, the text being the hymn of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:46–55). The literal meaning of Magnificat in Latin is ‘magnifies’, and the ...
Nunc Dimittis

Nunc Dimittis  

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The first words in Latin of the canticle based on Simeon's words (Luke 2: 29–32) in praise of having seen the beginning of the deliverance of his people and the salvation of the Gentiles. These ...
Prayer of Manasses

Prayer of Manasses  

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This Book of the Apocrypha consists of a penitential prayer put into the mouth of Manasseh, King of Judah. Its date is uncertain, but it is attested by the 3rd cent. ad. In the E. Church it is ...
vespers

vespers  

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A service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church (sometimes said earlier in the day). In modern Roman Catholic use, the services for Sundays and solemn feasts begin on ...

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