After favoring them with some heads of that discourse, he remarked that he considered the subject of the day’s homily, ill chosen; which was the less excusable, he added, when there were so many subjects "going about."
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The patriarch of Constantinople died in exile for criticizing the imperial court in his homilies.
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Bennington delivered a homily based on this scene.