Definitions

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  • n. One who prepares homilies; one who preaches to a congregation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who prepares homilies; one who preaches to a congregation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who composes homilies; one who exhorts.

Etymologies

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homily +‎ -ist

Examples

  • The homilist will be the Rev. Edward Correia, pastor of St. Michael's in Fall River, with whom Deacon Deston served as a seminarian.

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  • The homilist was Father Jerry Wooten, assistant pastor of the church that hosted the Mass, Holy Trinity in Gainesville, Va.

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  • It was interesting to watch, at the Saturday night vigil, my exemplary priest muddle through these changes with his usual open heart, and it was interesting to see the highly sophisticated reader, homilist and teacher struggle through the stiff and unwieldy and language of "corrected" sections of the mass.

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  • Pope Joseph Ratzinger is not only a theologian, even before this he is a liturgist and a homilist.

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  • The homilist at the Opening ceremony on Friday 13 September 1926 was able to say: One hundred years ago, our faith was subject to all sorts of disabilities, it was despised and hated, it had to keep itself secret in order to live.

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  • On the "Christ our Lord was created by the Father" example, I can also imagine a homilist distinguishing between the Eternal Son and His created human nature in some way that may or may not be heretical, but will certainly be too confusing for a homily.

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  • Any homilist who fails to address this is shirking his duty.

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  • When one homilist emphasized the symmetry of the first becoming last, and the last first, I envisioned the equations for a circle, where indeed the first point and the last point are not only interchangeable, but one and the same.

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  • The guest homilist was an old Dominican and he really made us all sit up straight and listen.

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  • Today during Mass at Belmont Abbey, the celebrant and homilist read to us a letter from the North Carolina bishops, Peter Jugis of Charlotte and Michael Burbidge of Raleigh, urging us to convey to our legislators our opposition to the bill pending in the legislature to fund embryonic-stem-cell research ESCR.

    Closing the barn door

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