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Bible Dictionaries

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Sermon

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(Latin: sermo, speech)

  • A formal discourse of a sacred character, as opposed to homilies (informal explanations of Scripture) and instructions (catechetical teachings).
  • A response of the pontiff to a set address, or a set address of the pontiff himself.

When the pope preaches, the sermon is always called a homily.

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Entry for 'Sermon'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/sermon.html. 1910.

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