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.


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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Pay forward unconditional love

Pentecost 10 – Year C – 18 August 2019 Jer 23:23-29; Ps 82; Heb 11 :29-12 :2; Luke 10:25-37 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do […]

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Life’s stuff – vain treasures

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23  Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. I, the Teacher, when king over Israel in Jerusalem, applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings to […]

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Only One Thing Is Needful

Sermon for July 21, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Vivian Lewin Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a, Psalm 15, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 Today’s scriptures offer us two pairs of readings which show salvation in action. Working backwards… the story of Martha and Mary is perhaps the one we know best. Luke tells many stories of banquets […]

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