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Sermon vs. Homily

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Sermonnoun

Religious discourse; a written or spoken address on a religious or moral matter.

Homilynoun

(Christianity) A sermon, especially concerning a practical matter.

Sermonnoun

A lengthy speech of reproval.

Homilynoun

A moralizing lecture.

Sermonverb

To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.

Homilynoun

A platitude.

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Sermonnoun

Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.

‘This our life exempt from public hauntsFinds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,Sermons in stones and good in everything.’; ‘His preaching much, but more his practice, wrought,A living sermon of the truths he taught.’;

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Homily

A homily (όμλία) is a commentary that follows a reading of scripture, giving the or text. The works of Origen and John Chrysostom (known as Paschal Homily) are considered exemplary examples of Christian homily."In Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox Churches, a homily is usually given during Mass (Divine Liturgy or Holy Qurbana for Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, and Divine Service for the Lutheran Church) at the end of the Liturgy of the Word.

‘public explanation of a sacred doctrine’;

Sermonverb

To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.

‘What needeth it to sermon of it more?’;

Sermonverb

To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.

Sermonverb

To tutor; to lecture.

Sermonnoun

an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

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Sermonnoun

a moralistic rebuke;

‘your preaching is wasted on him’;

Sermon

A sermon is an oration or lecture by a preacher (who is usually a member of clergy). Sermons address a scriptural, theological, or moral topic, usually expounding on a type of belief, law, or behavior within both past and present contexts.

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