from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book containing a collection of homilies or sermons to be read on Sundays and other days.


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  • Paul the Deacon's homiliary, especially with the support of the Carolingian court, became the standard collection that formed the heart of the breviary tradition up to Vatican II.

    haligweorc 2009

  • Furthermore, Paul incorporated a number of monastic synthetics; Gregory and Bede are at the core of his homiliary.

    haligweorc 2009

  • Picking up the second in particular, I remain convinced that most patristic wisdom in the West came through the early homiliaries, reaching fixed form in the works of Paul the Deacon's homiliary and Smaragdus's catena on the Gospels and Epistles.

    haligweorc 2009


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