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

The Challenge of St. Paul

HOMILY—9 JULY 2017—The Challenge of St. Paul In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. “I do not understand my own actions.  For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing that I hate. (…) I can will what is right, but I […]

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Desiring God’s Body

HOMILY—CORPUS CHRISTI, 18 June 2017—Desiring God’s Body In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”  I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a fair question.  Imagine if you had been there, listening to Jesus talk about […]

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Looking down, not up

L’Ascension du Seigneur/Ascension Day 2017—Pourquoi restez-vous là ?           Pourquoi restez-vous là à regarder vers le ciel ?  Je trouve que c’est une excellente question à demander aux disciples un peu émerveillé de voir Jésus soudainement disparaître dans les cieux.  En ce jour de l’Ascension—jour où nous avons la promesse que le Christ va revenir parmi nous […]

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Christian Trouble

  HOMILY—5th Sunday after Easter—Meeting Stephen            In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen.            Many things can happen when you wear a clerical collar in public.  I’ve heard stories of clergy being verbally assaulted, even spat upon.  Compared to that, my experience has been […]

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What if Jesus had said no?

GOOD FRIDAY 2017—SERMON—Rev. Dr. D.L. Boisvert          In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.          Ask yourself the question.  What if Jesus had said no?  What if he had chosen not to die on the cross?  He certainly could have done that.  Like all of us, he […]

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Starting Passiontide on a Learning Curve Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45   Today we stand at the beginning of the two week period called Passiontide, leading in to Holy Week and Easter. That’s why the crosses and some of the statues are veiled, today. It encourages us to turn our thoughts to […]

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