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Do native speakers use 'sermon' for a speech delivered by a Reverend who is neither a Catholic Father nor a Pastor from a Protestant church? In other words, can a Reverend/Chief Priest from a Buddhist temple call the speech delivered by him a 'sermon'? If not, what is the correct term?
Last edited by Tan Elaine; 13-Jul-2011 at 13:10. Reason: typo
I don't know what the spiritual leader of a Buddhist temple would call his speech, but I would call it a sermon. I think most English-speakers would understand what is meant.
For instance, Catholic priests give "homilies," to use the proper Catholic term. But to a general English-speaking audience I would call it a sermon.