Eve, or Even


Eve, or Even
   The day before a Festival, as Christmas Eve, Easter Even, and designed to be a preparation for the due observance of the Festival it precedes. By rubric it is provided that the Collect appointed for any Sunday or other Feast may be used at the Evening Service of the day before.

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

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