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homily

(hŏm`əlē), type of oral religious instruction delivered to a church congregation. In the patristic period through the Middle Ages the focus of the homily was on the explanation and application of texts read or sung during the celebration of the liturgy. Works of literature giving moral advice are also called homilies. ÆlfricÆlfric
, c.955–1020, English writer and Benedictine monk. He was the greatest English scholar during the revival of learning fostered by the Benedictine monasteries in the second half of the 10th cent. His aim was to educate the laity as well as the clergy.
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homily

a sermon or discourse on a moral or religious topic
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Indeed, some of the most memorable and moving homilies we've heard have also been the briefest.
Jerome Secillano issued the reminder, after recalling the rather inappropriate gimmicks employed by some priests in their Simbang Gabi homilies in the past.
He added that while the church prefers priests that would deliver homilies that are interesting and relevant to people's lives, priests should not act like entertainers.
Any scholar coming to Augustine's homilies must take into account the challenges presented by several articles published by Hubertus Drobner in Augustinian Studies in 2004, only one of which is listed in D.
Many other homilies Yadin-Israel brands as vacuous, tautological, or meaningless turn out not to be so.
Through his homilies, radio broadcasts and reports in the archdiocesan newspaper, every week Romero detailed the tortures, murders and disappearances, making sure that truth would not be the first casualty of war.
16) of Hildegard of Bingen's Expositiones evangeliorum, or homilies on the Gospels.
Homiletics represents the theoretic analysis field of homilies.
One of the pleasures of Pope Francis' honeymoon period as bishop of Rome has been the release of portions of his daily homilies preached in chapel of the guesthouse where he has decided to live.
ON THE LAST COMPLETED PAGE (563) of a large collection of Old English homilies in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 162 (Rochester or Canterbury, beginning of the eleventh century), we find a piece entitled "In die depositionis beati Augustini Anglorum doctoris.
99), Paul Dovre presents a collection of homilies delivered over twenty-five years as president of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.
Language and style in Old English composite homilies.