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.

Sermons in French are listed on this page: https://www.montrealcathedral.ca/fr/homelies

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 […]

Continue reading

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.” […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Looking down, not up

L’Ascension du Seigneur/Ascension Day 2017—Pourquoi restez-vous là ?           Pourquoi restez-vous là à regarder vers le ciel ?  Je trouve que c’est une excellente question à demander aux disciples un peu émerveillé de voir Jésus soudainement disparaître dans les cieux.  En ce jour de l’Ascension—jour où nous avons la promesse que le Christ va revenir parmi nous […]

Continue reading

Christian Trouble

  HOMILY—5th Sunday after Easter—Meeting Stephen            In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen.            Many things can happen when you wear a clerical collar in public.  I’ve heard stories of clergy being verbally assaulted, even spat upon.  Compared to that, my experience has been […]

Continue reading

He comes to offer peace and a purpose!

April 23, 2017                                 John 20:19-31 I was 19 years old, that would be 45 years ago, about this time of year, and I was travelling in India. Maybe I should go back a step or two. I was in a period of deep reflection, searching for myself, trying to make sense of life, trying […]

Continue reading