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.


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Stepping Forward into the Dark

Last Sunday after Epiphany 2 Kings 2:1-12; Ps 50:1-6; 2 Cor 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister My last year in seminary, I interned at a church in Southport, Connecticut. Behind the altar, there was an immense painting of Jesus, sitting on a cloud in a clear blue sky, with the words “Come […]

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Black Heritage Jer 29:4-7, 11; Acts 8:26-39; Luke 10:25-29 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Good morning! It is an honor to be with you today for this beautiful celebration. My family are not good at celebrations, so it was good for me that the first parish I served as a priest was in Alabama. Whatever […]

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Fishing for God?

Epiphany 3: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 – – Ps 62: 6-14 – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 – Mark 1:14-20 “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” When I was a child, I would occasionally accompany my grandfather when he set out for an afternoon of fishing.  We would drive a few kilometres into the […]

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Time to get real

The Second Sunday after Epiphany Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal “Time to get real. ” Last Sunday, Dean Bertrand pointed out the dizzying pace of our readings as we swooped from Epiphany–when the wise ones were led by a star to visit and give gifts to the baby Jesus,  to Jesus’ […]

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The Real Story

The First Sunday after Christmas Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Ps 148; Gal 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM Yesterday, I came across a picture of a red clay tile from ancient Rome, dating from about the time that Jesus was a baby. The tile bore the clear impression of a toddler’s footprint, echoing the […]

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A Joy So Deep

Christmas Eve 2023 Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM What’s your favorite memory of Christmas? The glimmering of the tree on Christmas morn? Tiny children being towed on toboggans? Flying down hills on a sled that seemed to move as swiftly as air? Not so much this year, eh? This year is kind of gray and […]

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Profound Generosity

Advent One The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM Isaiah 64:1-9; Ps 80: 1-7, 16-18; I Cor 1:3-9; Mark 13: 24-37 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— (Isaiah 64:1) Today is the first Sunday in Advent; traditionally, the start of the church […]

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The King as Servant

The Reign of Christ Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal This morning we come to the end of the story of our Christian year, which is always a deep dive into one of the three synoptic Gospels, proclaimed, in a slightly different way, in each of the three years of our lectionary […]

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As we remember and re-commit to peace

Remembrance Revelation 21:1-7- Psalm 23 – John 15:9-17 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector This summer, I completed a project which I had started a few years ago.  When I was a child, one of our morning routines on days off was to go and wake up my mother with a cup of […]

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Rethinking saints

All Saints Revelation 7:9-17- Psalm 34.1-10- 1 John 3:1-3– Matthew 5.1-12 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector ‘When he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.’ Today, we are celebrating the Feast of All Saints – we have already sung familiar hymns of the season, […]

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We need to be here

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Lev 19: 1-2, 15-18; Ps 1; 1 Thess 2:1-8; Matt 22: 34-46 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister This has been a tough few weeks. Something about this war in the Holy Land seems to have tipped many of us into a space of extreme fragility. I’m seeing it in conversations, in […]

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