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Initiating a mystical union with Christ

Q: Archbishop J, are there different kinds of homilies?

Each type of homily has its place in history and in the toolkit of the preacher. The New Advent Encyclopedia says the Greek word homillia, is best translated as, “to hold intercourse with a person”, as used in 1 Corinthians 15:33 and Luke 24:14.

The Word, therefore, has a nuptial implication. The homily is not a decree, a telegram, a fax, an email or a WhatsApp message. It is primarily about intimacy and person-to-person communication.

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