evensong

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evensong (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
    • n evensong the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office; early evening; now often made a public service on Sundays
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Evensong A song for the evening; the evening service or form of worship (in the Church of England including vespers and compline); also, the time of evensong.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n evensong In the Anglican Ch., a form of worship appointed to be said or sung at evening. Known as vespers in the Roman Catholic Church.
    • n evensong A song or hymn sung at evening.
    • n evensong The time of even-song; evening.
    • n evensong Also evening-song.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Evensong evening prayer, the Anglican form appointed to be said or sung at evening: the time proper for such
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ǣfensang,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ǽfnung, from ǽfen, even.

Usage

In literature:

We were coming home from evensong, Kitty and I.
"A Cathedral Courtship" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
And so they went home and unarmed them, and so to evensong and supper.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
This was the place to which the monks resorted daily for study (after they had dined) until evensong.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
One Sunday after evensong, at which Cranmer himself had read prayers, the King came nearly merrily to his supper.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
In came Dr Thorpe from evensong on the Sunday night.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
I am now bound for the parish of Leigh, where I say evensong at five o'clock.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
They asked me where I was at evensong.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
Ruth Lansing might have heard the same subdued, sweetly poignant evensong on every other night.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
Hadfield ordered the bell to be rung for Evensong; the assembly thronged in to prayers; and for the time the excitement calmed down.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
At evensong they again attended, and heard dirges chanted for deceased members.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The afternoon practice, at the close of evensong, is chiefly devoted to theory.
"The Boy's Voice" by J. Spencer Curwen
Is there any religious service in the world more perfect than evensong at Magdalen?
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie
This battle ended about evensong time.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
After evensong is over at the cathedral, one or two people will no doubt come thy way.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
Michael's first High Mass was an emotional experience deeper even than that windy Evensong.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
On Sunday evenings we have Evensong at 8.30, followed by hymn-singing, and occasionally we get a good attendance.
"With our Fighting Men" by William E. Sellers
The birds seemed to be resting in preparation for their evensong.
"Victor Ollnee's Discipline" by Hamlin Garland
After supper we went to evensong in the pretty little prairie church, near which we afterwards camped.
"Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan" by Frances Halton Eva Hasell
A bell was tolling for evensong in the grey church and they saw the vicar pass under the lych-gate with slow footsteps.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
It was at evensong in the great cathedral that she tasted the first fruits of her triumph.
"The Yellow House" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In poetry:

Till last, when round the house we hear
The evensong of birds,
One corner of blue heaven appear
In our clear well of words.
"To The Muse" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In the late hours and drowsy house,
(Evensong) At last, too tired, beside her bed
She fell asleep -- her prayers half said.
"A Saint's Hours" by Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
Through vigils late and labours long,
Through all world-weariness and wrong,
So guide them to Thine evensong:
GOD the SPIRIT, hear us.
"Confirmation Litany Hymn" by Samuel John Stone
'Whoe'er shall read this mighty song
In some forthcoming evensong,
We pray thee guard these simple flowers,
For, gentle Reader, they are "ours."'
"She Said" by Richard Le Gallienne
For I love each hour I live,
Wishing it were twice as long;
Dawn my gratitude I give,
Laud the Lord with evensong:
Now that moons are sadly few
How I grudge the grave its due!
"Seven" by Robert W Service
I watched a rosebud very long
Brought on by dew and sun and shower,
Waiting to see the perfect flower:
Then, when I thought it should be strong,
It opened at the matin hour
And fell at evensong.
"Symbols" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

Evensong at St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Lambertville, Nov 4.
A complete performance of Gabriel Faure's Requiem will be the anthem at the All Saints' Evensong at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lambertville, on Sunday, Nov 4, at 4 p.m.
Redeemer Evensong honors Dr Daniel T Moe.
The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S Palm Ave, in downtown Sarasota, invites the community to its October Solemn Evensong at 5:15 pm Sun.
LAMBERTVILLE — The late-afternoon Evensong service at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church today, Oct 7, was attended by about 20 people — and six dogs.
Potsdam's Church of Nazarene hosts Evensong Saturdays starting tomorrow.
Dominick Argento's Memorial: ' Evensong : Of Love and Angels'.
Potsdam's Church of Nazarene hosts Evensong Saturdays starting Oct 6.
Saint Francis' Day will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct 7, at 4 pm at Saint Andrew 's Church, Lambertville, with a special Evensong that will include a Blessing of Animals.
EvenSong returns to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island.
Ensemble XXI 's choral evensong in Redlands will feature dancer Jennifer Bummer.
James 'Evensong' for Advent .
30 the Boys and Girls Choirs of the National Cathedral in Washington will present Choral Evensong at All Saints Church on River Road.
Ensemble XXI's choral evensong in Redlands will feature dancer Jennifer Bummer .
Barnabas Episcopal Church presents Evensong.
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