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

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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Season of Creation

Pentecost 15 – 2 September 2018 / Season of Creation Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm 150; James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 ‘This people honours me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.’ I was recently having a conversation with someone working […]

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Pride service 2018

‘There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.’ It would be easy to think that, according to tradition, Pride is not a virtue.  For those who know the list, pride is one of […]

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  SERMON—Feast of St. Mary Magdalene—22 July 2018          Once again, St. Peter had to remind me that today (or rather, tomorrow) is my feast day.  I’m not sure why, but I seem to forget every year.  Perhaps it’s the melodic sounds of the never-ending angelic choirs up here, or simply that such things are […]

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