He figured on letting the gospel, specifically Matthew 1:28, guide his homily.
The question she was asked by the priest during his homily: “What would you like for Christmas?”
During his homily, Pope Francis stressed the importance of service.
In passing sentence Judge Nelson addressed to the prisoner a homily which created a deep impression upon the crowded court room.
Very greatly, good mother; never heard I before a homily so brave.
Otherwise we impart to the novel the tediousness of a homily without its accepted authority.
Every sagacious cast for a title will be to her a homily on content.
And now, with my colleagues as texts, I shall read a homily on the conditions of modern dramatic art.
Having delivered this homily she took a tone of brisk cheerfulness.
A little while since some amongst you preached a homily upon the beauties of poverty.
late 14c., omelye, from Old French omelie (12c., Modern French homélie), from Church Latin homilia "a homily, sermon," from Greek homilia "conversation, discourse," used in New Testament Greek for "sermon," from homilos "an assembled crowd," from homou "together" (from PIE *somo-, from root *sem- (1) "one, as one, together with;" see same) + ile "troop" (cognate with Sanskrit melah "assembly," Latin miles "soldier"). Latinate form restored in English 16c.