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

The Paradox of the Cross

Feast of Holy Cross Num 21:4b-9; Ps 98:1-6 I Cor 1:18-24; John 3:13-17 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister “For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (I Cor 1: 18) At the beginning of the fifth century, […]

Continue reading

Creation 1: Right Use of Judgement

As you have discovered by now, we are observing the first Sunday in the Season of Creation. When I looked at the scriptures appointed for today, I wasn’t too sure how to handle them in this context. But then I thought of how biologists or other scientists start by simply looking closely at what is […]

Continue reading

How firm a foundation

Across much of the norther hemisphere, this weekend marks the gradual start of a new academic year. Over the coming weeks, schools, colleges, and universities will once more open their doors, in the hope that society can find a way of balancing wider concerns for communal health, while recognising the fundamental importance not only of […]

Continue reading

Filled With Grace

Feast of St. Mary the Virgin Isaiah 7:10-15; Ps 132:6-10, 13-14 Gal 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Sermon on Facebook If you travel on the Western coast of Turkey, about halfway down, you come to the ruins of Ephesus, a significant port in the ancient world where the apostle Paul founded one […]

Continue reading

God likes you

I Kings 19:9-18; Ps 85: 8-13 Rom 10: 5-15; Matt 14:22-33 The Rev. Dr Deborah Meister Sermon on Facebook Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but […]

Continue reading

Heaven is a Place on Zoom

Sermon – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Dr. Jonathan White On the whole, life has dealt me a pretty good hand. Growing up I was given opportunities and support that so many could only dream of, which in turn enabled me to develop skills and talents that have helped me build a life and career of […]

Continue reading

Forbearance and Hope

Sermon for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost – July 19, 2020 – Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Isaiah 44:6-8; Ps 86:11-17 Rom 8: 12-25; Matt 13:24-30, 36-43 Sermon on Facebook Early yesterday morning, I took my dog for a walk; then I washed my hands. Later, we went to Mount Royal Park; then I washed my […]

Continue reading

Getting above the fray

There’s a Chinese proverb, one version of which goes like this: -If you want to be happy for a day, get drunk/ if you want to be happy for a year, get married/ if you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden. Today’s readings use images of gardening and growth to describe […]

Continue reading

A time of rest and reflection

Sermon for July 5, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 7.15-25a – Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30 Sermon on Facebook The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. The days are long, the sun […]

Continue reading

Slaves of God

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost June 28, 2020    Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Sermon on Facebook Jer 28:5-9; Ps 89:1-4, 15-18 Rom 6:12-23; Matt 10:40-42 Your love, O Lord, forever will I sing; from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness For I am persuaded that your love is established forever; you have set your […]

Continue reading