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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Third Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 9:1-4; Ps 27:1, 5-13; I Cor 1:10-18; Matt 4:12-33 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister As you may have seen in the news, the Church of England finally decided to be more supportive of gay and lesbian Christians this week. Inching forward into a new reality, they stopped short of blessing marriages, […]

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Guiding Stars

The Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah 60.1-6 – Psalm 72.1-7, 10-14 – Eph 3.1-12 – Matt 2.1-12 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector It is good to be here and celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, and especially to welcome Bishop Mary back at the Cathedral after her sabbatical period.  It is also […]

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All my soul desires

“All my soul desires”/ The Naming of Jesus Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal Each one of our four readings this morning spins around the name of God—God’s power and identity.  God’s name in this case means God’s own self.  So that when Jesus is born, comes in human flesh as Bertrand […]

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Advent 3 Isaiah 35.1-10 – Magnificat – James 5.7-10 – Matthew 11.2-11 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ Well, we are now halfway through advent.  This third Sunday, is known as “Gaudete” or “Rejoice” Sunday, because of the […]

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Contributing to God’s mission

Reign of Christ Jeremiah 23:1-6 – Psalm 46 – Colossians 1:11-20 – Luke 23:33-43 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector It is good to be here together today as we celebrate the the feast of Christ the King, or the Reign of Christ, the day when we specially celebrate our Cathedral bearing his […]

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Practicing resurrection now

The Twenty Second Sunday After Pentecost Job 19:23-27a; Ps 17:1-9; 2 Thess 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Today’s collect reminds us that all scriptures were written for our learning, but some are more fun to preach than others. Today’s Gospel passage would not be one of them. Each time I encounter […]

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Embodying God’s Love Through Action

All Saints Luke 6: 20-31 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector Last weekend, a small group from the Cathedral spent some time on retreat at the Cistercian Abbey of Rougemont, in Montérégie.  Rougemont is known as the capital of apples, and we were able to enjoy the vast orchards surrounding the Abbey and […]

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Accepting Mercy

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; Psalm 84:1-7; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister From today’s collect: “Lord God our redeemer, free us from the tyranny of sin and death, and by the leading of your Spirit bring us to our promised land.” There’s a certain frustration in […]

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The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost  Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal This week, some of us met for our monthly “meditation class” on Tuesday morning, in this Cathedral in the chapel of the Reserved Sacrament.  It’s a chance to share an experience of meditation, not a lecture.  I look forward to it.  […]

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Answering the call

The Feast of  St. Francis of Assisi The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector Twenty five years ago, on St Francis day, I and a group of sixteen deacons left the Southwark Diocese retreat house, in the hilly countryside of south London, England, near Gatwick airport. We had been there on retreat before our […]

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Baptism: A tool kit for life

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal This morning we gather to welcome Étienne as a member of Christ, in Holy Baptism. It’s the start of joyful and lifelong instruction and growth, rooted in Christ and supported not just by us here in this place, but by all […]

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The Season of Creation

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 32:7-14 – PSALM 51:1-11– 1 Timothy 1:12-17 – Luke 15:1-10 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. It is good to be here, […]

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