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.


Les homélies en français se trouvent sur cette autre page : https://www.montrealcathedral.ca/fr/homelies

Refugee Sunday (10:30 sermon)

I have watched a lot of films in my time and one of the familiar motifs involves a protagonist who is having a bad time – one thing after another has gone wrong – they are in unfamiliar territory, maybe on a journey and now they have arrived somewhere – they need help, and we […]

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Storms rage around us

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal “O God our Defender, storms rage around us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue thy people from despair, deliver thy sons and daughters from fear and preserve us from unbelief; through Jesus Christ our Lord.” [from the Collect of the Day] […]

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The fragrance of God?

240616 Pentecost 4 year B 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13, 11:14-15- PSALM 20 – 2 Corinthians 5.6-17- Mark 4.26-34 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord our strength and our redeemer. In the global world in which we live, life has become for the […]

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Pentecost 3

240609 Pentecost 3 year B 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15- PSALM 138 – 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1- Mark 3:20-35 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord our strength and our redeemer. I have had the privilege of spending two weeks in Japan, part of […]

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Holy, holy, holy

Trinity Sunday Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal The pivots on the thresholds shook …. and the house filled with smoke and I said “Woe to me, I am lost.” (Isaiah 6:4) On Wednesday evening just after dark, I was facing the glowing computer screen at my desk at home when the […]

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Living with clipped wings

Ascension Sunday Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Eph 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are in nurturing relationships with children! Like many women, I am not a mother, and so my godchildren are one of the unexpected gifts in my life. Getting to have a relationship […]

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Love is his meaning

Easter 6 Acts 10:44-48 – PSALM 98 – 1 John 5:1-6- John 15:9-17 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Christ is risen indeed, alleluia. Two weeks ago, the Dean of Coventry was with us here in Montreal, to renew a friendship made between our two cathedrals 70 years ago. […]

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The Branches Is Us

Fifth Sunday of Easter A few days ago I described the Christian life as a “come as you are” party. It occurred to me that I have never actually been to a come as you are party, and the two (younger) people I asked were not even sure what that was. [You can listen to […]

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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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