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... Liturgy The Gospel as Central Point of Homily Introduction A homily is a public commentary or dis delivered behind what is called a lectern or a pulpit following the reading of the Scriptures. In religious services or masses celebrated in Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Eastern Orthodox Churches, the homily is an integral part of religious worship and is usually made at the first of two connecting liturgies, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist (Beecher, 1910). A homily is invariably called a sermon.
The Gospel as Central Point
Aidan Kavanagh (1982), in Elements of Rite: A Handbook of Liturgical Style, wrote “The homily is always on the gospel of the day.” Considering the current...