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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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Some preachers even skip the personal reflection part of the process and just read a homily prepared by somebody else.
When we remember you, we remember courage, we remember love of country," the archbishop was quoted as saying during his homily.
When President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended Christmas Eve services at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, they heard a homily about the "power of words" and an individuals obligation to use his or hers to "bring light to our lives and to the world.
A priest from Laguna drew flak in social media last year after delivering his homily, while riding a hover board.
Reissued in honor of the upcoming canonization of Mother Theresa by Pope Francis in September 2016 and including Pope John Paul's homily from the Beatification Mass for Mother Theresa, this volume contains her reflections on love, prayer, giving, service, poverty, forgiveness, children and the family, suffering and death, work and service, and being holy.
In his homily he urged people to overcome what he called "a torrent of misery" by "building an ever more just and fraternal world, a world in which every person and every creature can dwell in peace, in the harmony of God's original creation".
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?
In his last Sunday homily, on March 23, 1980, Romero told of a peasant beaten by the military, dragged from his house and decapitated.
NNA - The army succeeded in saving Lebanon from terroristic schemes, Maronite patriarch BA'chara Rahi, stated in his Ascension of the Virgin homily at his summer retreat in Diman today.
Even if the homily does not identify itself with the lay, heathen oratory, it becomes a successful preach (1) only due to mixture of the preacher's charismatic talent and the laborious process of research, mediatation, essentialization, systematization and precise communication of the revealed message.
POPE Francis marked Palm Sunday in a packed St Peter's Square, ignoring his prepared homily and speaking entirely off the cuff.
The homily itself was mostly about the human call to goodness rather than our eternal destinations: "We must meet one another doing good.