A homily is a commentary that follows a reading of scripture. In the
Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, a homily is usually given during Mass (or Divine Liturgyfor Orthodox) at the end of the Liturgyof the Word.
Roman Catholic Mass homily
General Instruction of the Roman Missal(GIRM) states:
Other senses of "homily"
Contemporary clergy often use the term 'homily' to describe a short
sermon, such as one created for a weddingor funeral.
In colloquial usage, "homily" often means a sermon concerning a practical matter, a moralizing lecture or admonition, or an inspirational saying or platitude.
* [http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/liturgy/Resources/GIRM/Documents/GIRM.pdf 2002 General Instruction of the Roman Missal - England and Wales edition (pdf)]
* [http://www.geocities.com/hashanayobel/homily.htm Homily Points]
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