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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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The book probes important questions which have vexed scholars of midrash from the very beginning of the academic study of Judaism: what is the relationship between scripture, tradition, and homily in Sifra?
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