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

Why would anybody want to be a Christian?  The Church can be boring, backward, narrow-minded and out of touch.  Christians can be bigoted, hypocritical, and stupid.  And religion can give some people a twisted justification for evil.  When we see Christian bigotry in Uganda, Russia or the USA, why would anybody want to be one […]

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Is there enough love to go around?

Is there enough love to go around? This week if you, like me, were watching the live feed from General Synod, you know that we witnessed some very moving and also some very hurtful exchanges in the Anglican Church of Canada   … and now this morning’s Gospel seems also to offer a mixture of hope […]

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Following Jesus!

June 26 2016 CCC                  LUKE 9:51-62 Have you ever felt you would like to take some words of Jesus, but leave others out? A little bit like shopping at the grocery store. What do I want today?! That sounds extreme doesn’t it. Yet the reality is that is how we are. We have certain […]

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What if we are the pigs?

So what were pigs doing next to the sea of Galilee?  There wasn’t much demand for Pork in 1st century Palestine.  And why did Jesus let the poor pigs die? And what happened to the pig farmers once their livelihood was gone?  And why is the man called ‘Legion’?  This is a Gospel story which raises […]

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Do you see?

Do you see her? Do you see this woman? This is Jesus’ question to Simon. It is a question that as a woman who has been in the church all of her life, I too have asked. The stories of women in the Bible are few and far between. At times it feels like a […]

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God of the margins

HOMILY—PENTECOST 3—The God of the Margins In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. What might it mean to live on the margins?  There are several ways one can approach this question.  The first, and perhaps most obvious for us, is the economic perspective.  Living on the margins […]

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