Excellent, thoughtful preaching is a hallmark of the Cathedral’s liturgical life.

We believe very strongly in the word of God as dynamic and engaging—a word meant to transform us in profound ways. Reading sermons, praying or meditating with them, sharing and talking about them can all be ways of deepening your faith.

The Cathedral’s preachers include its regular clergy and also lay people and occasional visitors. Here, you will find links to sermons preached throughout the liturgical year. You can read texts of sermons, listen to them, or do both at once.

Sermons in French are listed on this page: https://www.montrealcathedral.ca/fr/homelies

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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The world needs more saints

All Saints Day; 3 November, 2019 Dan 7:1-3, 15-18; Ps 149 Eph 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister For many years, my mother and I have traveled each summer to a small corner of Vermont, to attend a chamber music festival. The festival gives both of us a break from the pressures of […]

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Staying Faithful in a Broken World

But when the Son of Man comes, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8) 20 October, 2019; Proper 24C Jer 31:27-34; Ps 119: 97-104 2 Tim 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister I love this story. I love its audacity: for Jesus to compare God, not to an excellent judge, but […]

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Shysters All

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13  The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Good morning. I want to begin by thanking you for the warm and gracious welcome you gave me last week. I am well aware that such a welcome is an act of hope and of faith: inviting me into your spiritual home before […]

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We too are to search

The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Exodus 32: 7-14 I Timothy 1: 12-17 Luke 15: 1-10 ‘There will be more joy in heaven or in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents’. Early this week, I spent a few days at Christ Church […]

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Stand up straight!

Isaiah 58 : 9b-14  If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.  Luke 13:10-17  Now he […]

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