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Oxford dictionary definition of the word homily:
noun (plural homilies)
a religious discourse which is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction.
a tedious moralizing lecture:
she delivered her homily about the need for patience
late Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin homilia, from Greek, ‘discourse, conversation’ (in ecclesiastical use, ‘sermon’), from homilos ‘crowd’