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 Moment is Now (Candlemas)

I want to talk today about preparation, readiness, and waiting. When I was little I would periodically organize a party for my two dolls. The preparations for this tremendous occasion were… well, total. The whole room had to be cleaned and often entirely reorganized. The dolls’ clothes had to be washed and ironed and so […]

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Heeding God’s Epiphanies

In the name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.          “The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.”  I wonder.  Is the word of the Lord so rare in our own days?  Are visions not widespread?  The opening scene of the young boy […]

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Open your present

Sermon for Advent 4 ARE YOU READY TO OPEN YOUR PRESENT? Let it be unto me according to your word. God comes to us in the present moment. During this time of year, it’s easy to find ourselves on a crazy seesaw swinging between the past and the future… up and down… sometimes leery, sometimes […]

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A time of reckoning is upon us

Readings for Pentecost 24: Zeph 1:7,12-18; Ps 90:1-8,12; 1 Thess 5:1-11; Matt 25:14-30. That we are entering a natural time of darkness was unavoidable 2 weeks ago as we changed our clocks to give us more daylight to start our days.   This sign of darkening times is echoed well in the readings of this Christian […]

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