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.


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How far will you go with Jesus?

Palm Sunday The Venerable Ralph Leavitt, Honorary Associate Priest – do you get excited by Palm Sunday? Why? – is it the joy of the procession of palms with shouts of praise?                            Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord                            Hosanna in the highest – is it the thrill of […]

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The snake and the cross

Clergy in the diocese were on retreat for two days at the beginning of the week, and we gathered with the Bishop for a period of silence which concluded with the renewal of our ordination vows and the blessing of the oils of healing and Chrism for the coming year. To aid our reflection, we […]

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Live This Way

Third Sunday in Lent Exodus 20:1-17; Ps 19; 1 Cor 1:18-25; John 2: 13-22 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM This week, a devastating scene unfolded in Gaza — one of so many others.  As conditions approached mass starvation, a large convoy of food trucks entered Gaza City. It was actually the second convoy; the […]

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The time has come?

240317 Lent 5 Jeremiah 31:31-34 – PSALM 119.9-16 – Hebrews 5:5-10 – John 12:20-33 ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be Glorified’ It was obvious that something was afoot when some strangers from Greece, who were in Jerusalem at the time of the Passover, asked to see Jesus. True, they could […]

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Finding a Way to Go Forward in Faith

The Second Sunday of Lent Genesis 17:1-7,15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt, Honorary Associate Priest Isn’t it amazing how life can change in an instant! It seems to me that this week’s readings speak loudly not only of how peoples’ lives can change dramatically, but also of how people, in […]

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The Divine Rainbow

240107 Epiphany 3 Genesis 9:8-17– Ps 25.1-9 – 1 Peter 3:18-22– Marc 1:9-15 “This (rainbow) is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.” (Gen 9.17) Rainbows have a powerful effect on us. Even though we know that they result from the diffraction of […]

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Desire

Ash Wednesday Isaiah 58:1-12; Ps 103:8-18; 2 Cor 5:20b-6:10; Matt 6:1-6, 16-21 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister I’m not going to say Happy Valentine’s Day! The internet is having a field day about the convergence of these two dates — the Day of Abstinence and the Day of Anything But — but I think it’s […]

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Stepping Forward into the Dark

Last Sunday after Epiphany 2 Kings 2:1-12; Ps 50:1-6; 2 Cor 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister My last year in seminary, I interned at a church in Southport, Connecticut. Behind the altar, there was an immense painting of Jesus, sitting on a cloud in a clear blue sky, with the words “Come […]

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Black Heritage Jer 29:4-7, 11; Acts 8:26-39; Luke 10:25-29 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Good morning! It is an honor to be with you today for this beautiful celebration. My family are not good at celebrations, so it was good for me that the first parish I served as a priest was in Alabama. Whatever […]

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Fishing for God?

Epiphany 3: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 – – Ps 62: 6-14 – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 – Mark 1:14-20 “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” When I was a child, I would occasionally accompany my grandfather when he set out for an afternoon of fishing.  We would drive a few kilometres into the […]

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