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 Remember?

  REMEMBRANCE DAY—6 November 2016—Why Remember?            In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.            Dans mon bureau à la maison, je garde une photo de ma mère, qui est morte lorsque je n’avais que treize ans.  Cette photo ne remplacera jamais ma mère, mais […]

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Bargaining with God

In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. When was the last time you bargained with God, or even talked back to God?  Perhaps, in fact, it was only recently.  Perhaps you or someone close to you is dealing with a serious personal or health issue, and you […]

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One stark choice – life or death

And I thought that it was only Donald Trump who says things that we wish he hadn’t ! Today’s Gospel is what we call in the trade a ‘hard passage’. And to make it worse there’s little doubt that he actually said them – these are some of the most authentic words of Jesus in […]

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God’s Dinner Party

In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.  Amen. We have all given a dinner party at some point in our lives.  It can be either a fancy affair, or actually quite simple: either a long list of guests requiring the most byzantine grid for table seating, or a few […]

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Daughter of Abraham

Gospel text – Luke 13: 10-17 Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath . And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her […]

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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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