A time of rest and reflection

Sermon for July 5, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 7.15-25a – Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30 Sermon on Facebook The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. The days are long, the sun […]

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Footprints of the Living Stones

Sermon for Easter 5 Video on Facebook The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean of Montreal and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral ‘…like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.’ When I was starting to explore my call […]

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Doing what is pleasing to the Lord

Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 22 March 2020 – Lent 4 – Year A Eph 5: 8-14 – Ps 23 – John 9: 1-41 Good morning everyone. It is good to see of all you today in […]

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Salt and Light

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 58: 1-12 1 Corinthians 2: 1-16 Matthew 5: 13-20 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal

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Another kind of monarchy?

Reign of Christ B – November 24, 2019 Jeremiah 23:1-6 – Psalm 46 – Colossians 1:11-20 – Luke 23.33-43 It is that time of the year, and everyone seems to be talking about it.  The third season of the Crown is out on Netflix, and no news outlet is suddenly royalty free.  And even in […]

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day – November 10, 2019 There is a beautiful poem called ‘On Flanders fields’, by the Canadian serviceman John McRae, which has for ever enshrined the image of the red poppy as a symbol of the carnage of the first world war.   McRae was born in Ontario, but had close ties here in Montreal, […]

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