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

That Irritating John the Baptist

Come, Lord Jesus, come.  In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen. I don’t know about you, but people who are always putting a negative spin on things really get me down.  They are the doomsayers, the party poopers.  They are the ones who will always see the […]

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Faith is a ‘Who’ Word – Say Yes!

When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with them all and prayed. There was much weeping among them all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, grieving especially because of what he had said, that they would not see his face again.(acts 20 : 36 – 37) Now even though I have an inflated ego I do […]

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Why Remember?

  REMEMBRANCE DAY—6 November 2016—Why Remember?            In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.            Dans mon bureau à la maison, je garde une photo de ma mère, qui est morte lorsque je n’avais que treize ans.  Cette photo ne remplacera jamais ma mère, mais […]

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Bargaining with God

In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. When was the last time you bargained with God, or even talked back to God?  Perhaps, in fact, it was only recently.  Perhaps you or someone close to you is dealing with a serious personal or health issue, and you […]

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One stark choice – life or death

And I thought that it was only Donald Trump who says things that we wish he hadn’t ! Today’s Gospel is what we call in the trade a ‘hard passage’. And to make it worse there’s little doubt that he actually said them – these are some of the most authentic words of Jesus in […]

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