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

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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Earnestly and amazed

(Sermon preached at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City) Thank you for inviting me to preach this morning, in this first Anglican cathedral to be built outside the British Isles. I remember when I was back in England, having a conversation with a young woman who was just about to take up […]

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The Roman Catholic priest Richard Rohr writes this about the Trinity: “Trinity leads us into the world of mystery and humility where we cannot understand, we can only experience”  “Where we cannot understand, we can only experience.” But how exactly do we experience Trinity?  For me it has been in experiencing God’s love flowing through […]

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  It’s life Jim, but not as we know it     May I speak in the name of God the one holy and undivided Trinity.     Sadly that quote from Star Trek is just an urban myth.  But it works quite well for a Pentecost ordination … it’s life – but not as […]

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