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

All parts contribute to the body of Christ

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Christ Church Cathedral 24 January 2016 Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19: 7- 14 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 26-27 Luke 4:14-21 I wonder what Paul would say if he were among us today. I wonder what he would think about the hundreds, even thousands of churches and denominations that exist […]

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38 men in Canterbury

For some people this week a meeting of 38 men in Canterbury has been pretty significant. 38 Anglican archbishops from around the world discussing our future. As the week went on, I became more and more nervous about what was happening. Would conservative archbishops walk out, as they said they would? Would the Archbishop of […]

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Walls and prison breaks

Sermon 20160103 – Epiphany Isaiah 60-1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Eph 3:1-12, Matt. 2:1-12 Walls are a worry for me – they seem to be everywhere – and there are ever-new insights into how dependent upon walls is the holding and exercising of power and what can often appear to be “good order”. I think of […]

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Blessed Among Women

Here we are, on the 4th Sunday of Advent – the last Sunday in Advent. We’ve had three weeks of repentance and preparation; three weeks of getting ready not for the baby Jesus but for the coming of Christ at the end of days, in judgement and righteousness and mercy. Advent is a season of […]

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It is hard being a Christian

Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away. It’s hard being a Christian. The days of the Christian faith being a comfortable or respectable refuge from the changes and chances of this fleeting world are long gone. Christianity may possibly once have been opium for some people – as Marx […]

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Are You a King?

HOMILY FOR ‘REIGN OF CHRIST’ SUNDAY 2015—‘Are You a King?’ Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen. Today, we mark the formal end of the Church’s liturgical year. Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and the cycle of the liturgical seasons begins again. Today, the […]

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When you hear of wars

When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things are bound to happen; but the end is still to come. And just like that, the long season of Pentecost makes a hard turn towards Advent and readies us to contemplate the coming of Christ to fulfill God’s promise of […]

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