Homily at the End of Divine Liturgy


#1

Hey guys. Is it permissible for the homily to be given at the end of Divine Liturgy, rather than directly following the gospel? A priest I know does this, and I actually greatly prefer it - it keeps you focused on the liturgy itself, and everything flows more naturally. Are priests allowed to do this?


#2

Yes. It is perfectly acceptable.


#3

Really? I had no idea! Do you have a source that says this?


#4

Yeah, I’ve seen it in writing somewhere and have seen it occasionally in the Divine Liturgy. I thought it was in the Ruthenian pew book, but I just searched it and it isn’t there. I’ll look around for it and post it here when I find it.


#5

Great, thanks!


#6

I can’t give a source, but historically, the homily was at or near the end of the Divine Liturgy.

hawk


#7

This is from Byzantine Seminary Press, published with the approval of the Ruthenian bishops and used in our parishes. I took the picture at church tonight.


#8

Wow. I had no idea.


#9

A priest I know has a physical infirmity so he always does the homily at the end of the Liturgy. He gives a good homily too. :wink:


#10

Yes, this is a traditional practice.


#11

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