Also known as

  • Greek: homilos, gathering


A collection of homilies or familiar explanations of the Gospels. Read in early times after the recitation of the Divine Office, in the 8th century, numerous collections were compiled from the homilies of the Fathers, Gregory the Great and others, for the purpose of preaching. The most famous of these is the “Homiliarium” of Paul the Deacon, made by order of Charlemagne.

MLA Citation

  • “homiliarium”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2010. Web. 22 October 2021. <http://catholicsaints.info/homiliarium/>