This homily is part of the Second Series of Ælfric's Catholic Homilies. Malcolm Godden argues, that this series was sent to Archbishop Sigeric - to whom it both series were addressed - after completion, and dates it 995.
|text retells the vision of Drihthelm, as it is found in Bede's Historica Ecclesiastica. Drihthelm returned from the dead to describe the places of reward and penance to which souls go between death and the Last Judgement. The homily goes on to emphasize the rewards available for those who live a pious and generous life. The opportunity to save those already dead, especially through masses, is also stressed.|
|Old English Version|