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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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 wrote many homilies.

homily

a sermon or discourse on a moral or religious topic
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17, 1980, homily, urging Carter to stop sending aid to the junta, given the drastic level of human rights abuses by the military
Pope Francis sounded tired, as he spoke for about 15 minutes in his homily during Palm Sunday Mass, which solemnly opens Holy Week for the Roman Catholic Church.
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Participants at the Basilica recited a rosary, listened to a homily on God's merciful love and desire to heal all those who are broken, had an opportunity for Confession, and participated in Eucharistic Adoration and Mass.
Vidler in Theology, offered the following opinion on hearing a ship's captain read the homily against adultery at Morning Prayer aboard a liner: "it is time that official action should be taken to disown them [the Homilies]; if printed at all, they should be put forward, not by the Tract Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK), but as documents illustrative of the depth to which religion had sunk as a result of the Reformation.
Though the topic of each homily is different, example (3) comes from the homily about the creation of the world, and example (4) is taken from the homily to be delivered on Tuesday in Rogationtide and is on Lord's prayer, (3) the quoted passages refer to the same events, i.
I am sorry that my homily for the Roman Catholic Bishops in Rome was so partially reported.
Mallette convincingly identifies the homily (or sermon; he uses the words almost interchangeably) as the foundational aspect of religious culture in the period: "the one art form -- and the one form of learning -- that every person in Reformation England, educated or not, witnessed" (204).
Finally, he seamlessly joined household and homily in a set of world-defining interiors with bourgeois mothers and children, which struck his contemporaries - from heads of state to the new audience of ordinary viewers found in the public exhibitions of the Salon - with the force of revelation.
This year, the train ride at Edaville USA(TM) includes the recitation of a holiday homily crafted especially for the family fun park.
Five years ago in the homily I preached on the feast of the Holy Family, I stated that war, poverty and infidelity are the major threats to marriage and the family, not gay marriage.