[ US /ˈhɑməɫi/ ]
[ UK /hˈɒməlˌi/ ]
  1. a sermon on a moral or religious topic
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How To Use homily In A Sentence

  • Tomorrow morning give the homily; do it right. Christianity Today
  • There is also a brief homily on the saints and the universal call to holiness, night prayer, and a candlelight procession to the cloister's reliquary while chanting the Litany of the Saints.
  • In fact, if you read Hebrews aloud, you will quickly recognize how much it resembles an oral proclamation or a stirring homily.
  • Ratzinger's homily is now known as the "dictatorship of relativism" speech, and with good reason. The Year of two Popes
  • The entire homily is incredible, I would say among the greatest of his pontificate, I will post an English translation once it becomes available (see post above): Papal Vespers for the Conclusion of the Pauline Year
  • In his homily, the Bishop urged the Ministers to follow the example of the two disciples at Emmaus.
  • O most gentle pulpiter! what tedious homily of love have you wearied your parishioners withal, and never cried, ‘Have patience, good people! Act III. Scene II. As You Like It
  • Few Catholics today report that they have ever heard a homily supporting the Church's teaching on any sexual matter, let alone contraception.
  • After a short homily, the priest confessed her in the presence of the villagers and sentenced her to an annual pilgrimage to Chartres.
  • Interestingly, ‘homily’ is the most directly Scripture-linked term, while ‘sermon’ is a more free-floating, umbrella term.
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