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.

 

Mary Magdalene: An Apostle With Staying Power

As we celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene today, I think I can safely say we Anglicans have a range of understandings about saints. My mother, not an Anglican, was unclear on the concept. “Catholics,” she told me, “pray to statues.” I, for my part, was sure there was something about the saint thing. […]

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Sow,sow, sow for the Kingdom of God!

July 13, 2017    Matthew 13 : 1-8, 18-23 Have you ever wondered why something didn’t work out for you? It was good thing you were wanting to do, it should have worked. Well that is what today’s gospel passage is talking about. Why don’t things always work out for us?! Before I go any further, it […]

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The Challenge of St. Paul

HOMILY—9 JULY 2017—The Challenge of St. Paul In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. “I do not understand my own actions.  For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing that I hate. (…) I can will what is right, but I […]

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Report card results!

Luke 1 :57-80         St Jean-Baptiste Sunday        June 25, 2017 Well it is the end of a school year for thousands of students across the country. They have all received their report cards, or something akin to what I had as a kid. It is also the day we are celebrating the feast day of […]

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Desiring God’s Body

HOMILY—CORPUS CHRISTI, 18 June 2017—Desiring God’s Body In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”  I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a fair question.  Imagine if you had been there, listening to Jesus talk about […]

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Homily for Trinity Sunday (June 11) Dr. Holly Ann Garnett “…Brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you… May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” […]

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Matthew 28:16-20       June 11, 2017 I received this flyer in the mail last week. IMPORTANT MESSAGE, QUÉBEC, YOU ARE WARNED, and on the back page SAVE YOUR SOUL! In between, there was a lot of warnings of God’s judgement. If you take Papineau, going south but don’t take the fork to the South shore, you […]

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