Praying for Peace
Beneath your compassion,
We take refuge, O Theotokos, God-bearer:
do not despise our petitions in time of trouble:
but rescue us from dangers,
only pure, only blessed one.
The icon of the Virgin of Vladimir, which is reproduced here, resided in Kyiv from 1131 to 1395, when it was transferred to Moscow. She thus represents God’s love for people on all sides of this conflict.
Our Wednesday noon Eucharist is dedicated to prayers for peace. You are welcome to join us.
Christ Church Cathedral is a multi-ethnic congregation in downtown Montreal, and we are passionate about inclusion. We have entered a process of reviewing our own corporate life, to identify our own history of racism as well as the ways in which our structures systemically exclude people because of their colour. Flying this flag is a symbol of these tasks for justice which we undertake in sorrow and solidarity.
Help us lift up the cross!
In everything we do as a Cathedral community, from our worship to our service and activism, we lift up the cross of Christ, proclaiming the love of God to the world. Two years ago, the cross that the Cathedral elevates above Ste Catherine Street was removed for structural repairs to the spire. But on Thursday, May 19, the Cathedral’s cross will lifted to the top of our spire once again.
The Cathedral cross will stand 70 meters, 230 feet, or 2,760 inches into the sky of Montreal. To celebrate this occasion, we’re asking you to make a gift that recognizes the monumental strides in raising up our cross once again.
The Cathedral is open on Sunday for all services
9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday
10 am - 6 pm Saturday