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.

 

Fragile Seeds in Fertile Ground

         For those of us who have just returned from pilgrimage to the Holy Land, this morning’s Gospel story of the sower and the seed has a special resonance.  There is something about the geography and typography of that part of the world that makes this parable of Jesus come vividly to […]

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Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying burdens, and I will give you rest.” Such beautiful words. They sound like my bed feels at the end of a very long day; or like my mother’s arms when I was a child, frustrated at my inability to get something right; or like […]

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What the Hell is Going on?

I am angry. In fact I am very very angry.  And I know that some of you are angry too. Why is it that we hate each other so much?  Why do we drive each other out to die in the desert? Why do people kill each other.  What is going on. Over this last […]

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Trinitarian Tango – in Drag

SERMON: Trinity Sunday: 1st after Pentecost In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever. Amen. Oddly enough, this morning’s readings are all about beginnings and endings. I’m not sure if this was done on purpose, but it struck me rather unexpectedly as I was preparing this sermon. We have […]

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Oscar Romero

Dr. Damian Zynda teaches spiritual direction at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and is the Director of Formation at the Church of the Transfiguration in the Diocese of Rochester, NY. She is the author of “Archbishop Oscar Romero: A Disciple Who Revealed the Glory of God,” published by the University of Scranton Press in 2010. […]

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Jesus is the Gate

“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice.” Shepherds, sheep, […]

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Not peace, but rather division

Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.  May I speak in the name of ….. Attitudes towards homosexuality divide much of the church, society and the world.  Today is the day of the Montreal Pride March and some of us from the cathedral […]

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