“I agree with what the sermon was and what it was about,” she said.
Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the second most powerful man in Iran, is delivering the Friday sermon in Tehran.
Instead he puts his palm on her forehead and begins his sermon.
To a standing ovation, he ended his sermon by urging God to “bless us all.”
Bishop T.D. Jakes says preaching the gospel of forgiveness is a sermon that never gets old or loses its meaning.
At Bodfari I heard the second lesson read, and the sermon preached in Welsh.
The next Sunday, there was the unwonted occurrence of a sermon after vespers.
It was therefore Bishop Mountague, and not Laud, who licensed the sermon.
This statement was made in the sermon preached at his funeral.
Even the gayest of our lyrists, Herrick, has something to say about that flower that is as powerful as a sermon.
c.1200, sarmun, "a discourse upon a text of scripture; what is preached," from Anglo-French sermun, Old French sermon "speech, words, discourse; church sermon, homily" (10c.), from Latin sermonem (nominative sermo) "continued speech, conversation; common talk, rumor; learned talk, discourse; manner of speaking, literary style," originally "a stringing together of words," from PIE *ser-mo-, suffixed form of root *ser- (3) "to line up, join" (see series).
Main modern sense in English and French is elliptical for Latin sermo religiosus. In transferred (non-religious) use from 1590s. The Sermon on the Mount is in 5,6,7 Matt. and 6 Luke. Related: Sermonic; sermonical; sermonish.