The Real Story

The First Sunday after Christmas Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Ps 148; Gal 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM Yesterday, I came across a picture of a red clay tile from ancient Rome, dating from about the time that Jesus was a baby. The tile bore the clear impression of a toddler’s footprint, echoing the […]

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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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Profound Generosity

Advent One The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM Isaiah 64:1-9; Ps 80: 1-7, 16-18; I Cor 1:3-9; Mark 13: 24-37 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— (Isaiah 64:1) Today is the first Sunday in Advent; traditionally, the start of the church […]

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The King as Servant

The Reign of Christ Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal This morning we come to the end of the story of our Christian year, which is always a deep dive into one of the three synoptic Gospels, proclaimed, in a slightly different way, in each of the three years of our lectionary […]

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As we remember and re-commit to peace

Remembrance Revelation 21:1-7- Psalm 23 – John 15:9-17 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector This summer, I completed a project which I had started a few years ago.  When I was a child, one of our morning routines on days off was to go and wake up my mother with a cup of […]

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Rethinking saints

All Saints Revelation 7:9-17- Psalm 34.1-10- 1 John 3:1-3– Matthew 5.1-12 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector ‘When he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.’ Today, we are celebrating the Feast of All Saints – we have already sung familiar hymns of the season, […]

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We need to be here

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Lev 19: 1-2, 15-18; Ps 1; 1 Thess 2:1-8; Matt 22: 34-46 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister This has been a tough few weeks. Something about this war in the Holy Land seems to have tipped many of us into a space of extreme fragility. I’m seeing it in conversations, in […]

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The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Ezek 18:1-4, 25-32; Ps 25; Phil 2:1-13; Matt 21: 23-32 Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister One of the more perplexing — and sometimes frustrating — things about Jesus is that he taught in parables. Time and again, we open the Bible, seeking guidance or moral clarity for some situation in our […]

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We gather as a forgiven people

The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Gen 50:15-21; Ps 103:1-13; Rom 14:1-12; Matt 18: 21-35 Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM A few years ago, when I was being trained to companion people in their spiritual seeking, one of our teachers said something which has become a touchstone for me:  The problem with forgiveness is that we […]

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Changing our ways

Pentecost 15 Ezekiel 33:7-11- Psalm 119:33-40- Romans 13:8-14 – Matthew 18.15-20 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector ‘Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.’ Well, it is good to be here on Welcome Back Sunday – the day in the calendar when most people are […]

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Leave the boat, brave the storm

Pentecost 11 1 Kings 19:9-18 – Psalm 85:8-13 – Romans 10:5-15 – Matthew 14.22-33 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector  Today is the last day of Pride Week in Montreal, and culminates in the March which will take place this afternoon, and in which a group from the cathedral will take part, as […]

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