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

The true symbols of the gift of God

Feast of the Epiphany; 5 January, 2020 Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-7, 10-14 Eph 3: 1-12; Matt 2:1-12 Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Can I let you in on a secret? I am tired of kings. Kings, princes, potentates, presidents: you can have them all. This week has shown us all too clearly what can happen when […]

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Escaping from Herod

Do you have a crèche or Christmas crib at home?  We certainly have one here at Christ Church Cathedral, and the kings haven’t even arrived at the manger yet.  In my house, they are across the room.  Some families move them a little closer to Baby Jesus every day… and this morning, the Kings are […]

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Living with open hands

Advent 1A; 1 December, 2019                                            Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Isaiah 2:1-5; Ps 122 Romans 13:11-14; Matt 24:36-44 When I was in college, I had the good fortune to travel to Rome. One day, I fell into conversation with an Anglican priest, standing by a fountain. While we were speaking, a Lutheran pastor with whom he […]

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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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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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