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

Resistance and Provocation

Sermon for Advent II, 2019: Baruch 5:1-9; Luke 1:68-79; Phil. 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 Gracious and Loving God, you speak to us in many ways and at all times.  May we hear you this day and live what we hear. Being more accustomed to having Handel’s Messiah carry me into the season I am surprised to […]

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Advent 1: Make ready

Advent 1 Year C – December 2, 2018 Jer 33.14-16; ps 25; 1 Thess 3.9-13; Luke 21.25-36 ‘May the Lord strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before your God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints’. ‘You’ll see,’ they said.  ‘Sometimes it does not even […]

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Living in Dangerous Times

  HOMILY—25th AFTER TRINITY—Living in Dangerous Times          In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.          If you’re at all like me, watching the nightly news has become spiritually risky business.  I say that because, not only does so much of what I see and hear so […]

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Roll away the stone

All Souls –4 November 2018 @ 4 pm John 11.17-37; 38-45 – “I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die’ The story of the raising of Lazarus is both inspirational and […]

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Saints Despite Ourselves

  SERMON—ALL SAINTS’ 2018—Saints Despite Ourselves          We praise you, Lord, in the diversity and glory of your saints.  In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen.          This past summer, a number of us were reading or re-reading a book about Dorothy Day, the American Christian pacifist […]

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