Rejoice!

Advent 3 Zephaniah 3:14-20; Canticle 9; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver YouTube recording of the service – the sermon begins at 26:00 Today, the third Sunday of Advent, is a day for joy.  It is in fact traditionally called in Latin Gaudete Sunday, Gaudete – or rejoice – the first word […]

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Refined by Love

Advent 2 Mal 3:1-4; Benedictus Phil 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6a The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister YouTube recording of the service – sermon begins at 24:49 Retournez à Montreal! Retournez à Montreal! Go back to Montreal! Go back to Montreal! Those words broke my heart this week when I heard them on my car radio.  They were part […]

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Time for Revelation

Advent 1 Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal YouTube recording of the service – Vivian’s sermon starts at 23:40 Happy New Year, my friends. Perhaps you were downtown yesterday. If you were, you would have seen a lot of people shopping. A handful of us were in this building for a Quiet Day, […]

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Learning Tenderness

Second Sunday in Advent Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister I arrived in Los Angeles during a 10-year drought. After my first year there, I moved into a one-room cottage behind an apartment building which boasted a treasure: it had its own garden. Bare, brown earth. […]

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Holy Disruption

Advent 1 The Rev’d Ralph Leavitt I want to start by saying what a joy it has been to become a member of Christ Church Cathedral, and thank you Dean Betrand for inviting me to preach today on Advent One. Happy New Year everyone! I speak to you in the name of the Father, the […]

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Resistance and Provocation

Sermon for Advent II, 2019: Baruch 5:1-9; Luke 1:68-79; Phil. 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 Gracious and Loving God, you speak to us in many ways and at all times.  May we hear you this day and live what we hear. Being more accustomed to having Handel’s Messiah carry me into the season I am surprised to […]

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Advent 1: Make ready

Advent 1 Year C – December 2, 2018 Jer 33.14-16; ps 25; 1 Thess 3.9-13; Luke 21.25-36 ‘May the Lord strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before your God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints’. ‘You’ll see,’ they said.  ‘Sometimes it does not even […]

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