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.


The Third Sign of Epiphany

“Woman, what does that have to do with you or with me?” Before I can talk about anything else, I have to address Jesus’ tone – a tone that if my son took with me or I took with my mother…well, it would result in more direct feedback than Jesus seemed to receive. Which is […]

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Leaving the Control in God’s hands

John the Baptist was right.  Jesus did not have to do it.  He did not have to be baptized.  But he chose to. The story of the Baptism of Jesus is found in all four gospels—though, as you might expect, one finds a rather different version in the Gospel of John, where there’s only a […]

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Three wise men, or not

The Three Wise Men were not particularly wise, nor were they necessarily men, and there might not have been only three of them or even three of them.   They were not kings, they may not have ridden camels. They didn’t follow a star and they didn’t find Jesus in a stable, or in a cave […]

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Mary’s Meditation

“But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever. Amen. It’s interesting, isn’t it, how sometimes the most seemingly unimportant things in your life assume great significance in hindsight. What seemed ordinary becomes extraordinary. What may have struck […]

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We do not get to choose how God will dwell with us

The story of the annunciation may be my favourite story ever – it certainly has played a major role in my own spiritual formation, serving as the basis for many a theological reflection as an expectant and then new mother in seminary and as an expectant and then new priest afterwards. So when I was […]

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Les prophètes dans notre monde?

Sans doute avons-nous tous en tête une image de Jean-Baptiste en tant que prophète. Peut-être le voyons-nous grand, mince, poilu, recouvert de fourrures, et d’une hygiène corporelle un peu douteuse. Ce sont là, en partie, des descriptions qui nous proviennent des évangiles. Mais au-delà de cette image qui tient un peu de la caricature, je […]

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Participatory Prophecy (in the Present)

ADVENT 3 HOMILY—14 December 2014 Do not quench the Spirit.  Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything…  In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen. If I were to ask you to draw me a picture of John the Baptist, I suspect that many of […]

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Beware! The Kingdom is Coming!

An all-ages sermon for the first Sunday in Advent It is the first Sunday in Advent – a season set aside to prepare for the fulfillment of God`s desire for creation, for the day when God’s will will be done on earth as it is in heaven, for the day that Christ returns. The Sunday […]

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