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

Your life is being demanded of you

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Lections for today: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal “I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.” May I speak in the name of the […]

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Lord, Teach us to Pray

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Luke  11: 1-13 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt, Honorary Associate Priest How do you approach the Lord’s Prayer? The most well known Christian prayer around the world. The fact that it is so well known, written on our hearts so to speak, is a tremendous blessing. However, being so familiar can be […]

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Opportunities to Meet God

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 18:1-10a – Psalm 15 – Colossians 1:15-28 – Luke 10:38-42 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector ‘Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her’ It’s good to be back after a few weeks away. As some of you will know, I […]

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Humility and Listening

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Deut 30:9-14; Ps 25:1-9; Col 1:1-14; Luke 10: 25-37 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister “Lord, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.”   The words of St. Augustine, written in the years just before 400, echoed today in our collect. To me, […]

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Jazz and Spirituality

The Homily by Ms Ranee Lee, CM at the Jazz Vespers service on Sunday, July 3, 2022: Holy Ground: Encountering God in the City Psalm 57 Verse 7 My Heart, Oh God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast, I will sing and make Music! Music is a Universal Language. It has the unique ability to […]

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How to Go in Mission?

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Michel Gagnon, lay reader Jesus tells us how to spread the Good News: with simplicity and humility, with our own self and our actions. And it is quite relevant today, because God is with us and sustains us. So what are we waiting for?

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Third Sunday after Pentecost I Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Ps 16, Gal 5: 1, 13-25; Luke 9: 51-62 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Friday was an extraordinary day for me, as a citizen of the United States. When I woke, I was legally a human being.  A few hours later, however, I had fewer rights in […]

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Conversations that matter

Easter 4 7/5/22 Acts 9.36-43 – Psalm 23 – Rev 7.9-17 – John 10:22-30 I have had the privilege and joy to attend the North American Deans conference in Sacramento, California, last weekend, the first time my colleagues and I were able to meet together since our last meeting in early May 2019.  Our last […]

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Who are you, Lord?

Easter 3 Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 30 Rev 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM Last week, the church remembered Catherine of Sienna, a fourteenth-century saint with a wild story. The youngest of 25 children, Catherine had a vision of Jesus when she was six years old and embraced a life of fasting and prayer. […]

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Easter Sermon

Easter 17 April 2022 Isaiah 65:17-25 – Psalm 118:1-2, 19-24  – Acts 10: 34-43 – John 20:1-18 “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Alleluia, Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed, Alleluia. Is it not surprising that the passage in St John’s […]

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The Voice of the Crowd

Palm Sunday 2022 Luke 19:28-40; Phil 2:5-11 Psalm 31:9-16; Luke 22:14-23:56 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister, ODM Each year, it gets harder for me to hear the Passion read. When I was younger, I was able to situate it historically: as something that had happened at the time of Jesus, as something which happened from time […]

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