[ noun ] (religion) an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
Used in print(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
A knot of old worshippers , chiefly women , listened weekly to a sermon .
He had preached a short sermon , trying to talk man-to-man to the audience , to tell them who he was , what he had done in Macon and Birmingham , and what he proposed to do here .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
Naked girls danced in the chancel of the Abbey , the youngest and seemingly the most innocent being chosen to read a sermon filled with veiled depravities .(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
No less ambiguous was the indefinity of a certain clergyman 's sermon .