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

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?

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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Au nom de la sainte et indivise Trinité: un seul Dieu, maintenant et pour toujours.  Amen. We gather joyfully in the presence of God, but also in the shadow of Orlando and continued acts of homophobic violence around the world.  We come together around this table to celebrate word and sacrament, a proud and defiant […]

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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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