A Joy So Deep

Christmas Eve 2023 Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM What’s your favorite memory of Christmas? The glimmering of the tree on Christmas morn? Tiny children being towed on toboggans? Flying down hills on a sled that seemed to move as swiftly as air? Not so much this year, eh? This year is kind of gray and […]

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The Subtle Presence of God

First Sunday after Christmas Luke 2: 41-52 The Rev’d Jen Bourque YouTube recording of the service – sermon   Several years ago, before I became a parent, a friend, a Roman Catholic priest, told me he was preaching on the seven sorrows of Mary and particularly this story, of Jesus being lost in the temple.  […]

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Emmanuel – God among us

Christmas Day 2021 The People who walked in darkness have seen a great light. The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal YouTube recording of the service – sermon begins at 28:32 A study at Liverpool Cathedral in England has just been published which shows that attending Christmas services has a […]

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How shall we mend it, my dear?

Christmas Eve, 2021 Isaiah 9:2-7; Ps 96 Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2: 1-20 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister YouTube recording of the service – sermon starts at 31:15 “And Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger.” (Luke 2:7) This is not the Christmas we were longing […]

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Escaping from Herod

Do you have a crèche or Christmas crib at home?  We certainly have one here at Christ Church Cathedral, and the kings haven’t even arrived at the manger yet.  In my house, they are across the room.  Some families move them a little closer to Baby Jesus every day… and this morning, the Kings are […]

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