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

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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The Work of an Evangelist

SERMON—18 October 2015—The Work of an Evangelist Glory to God, Source of all Being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit. Amen. Today, we honour and remember St. Luke: evangelist, storyteller, disciple, martyr and physician. We know him, of course, because of the gospel he wrote, but also as the author of the Acts of the Apostles, […]

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Mark 10:17-31 Thanksgiving 2015   At first glance, we seem to have been given a rather odd Gospel for Thanksgiving weekend – a reading that warns against plenty it for a weekend that celebrates it. Not that Thanksgiving is about crass rejoicing in our wealth – I do understand that it is about giving thanks […]

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Thinking Theologically about Binaries

SERMON—4 OCTOBER 2015 Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit. Amen. I will admit that, when I looked at them, the readings for today made me slightly uneasy. That, of course, may not come as a total surprise to some of you. Do I really want to talk about marriage, […]

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What is a Christian?

Jesus took a little child in his arms and said – whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me …. May I speak in the name of ….. That’s quite a good verse for a baptism Sunday – here we are welcoming children – Ayrton, Jasmine and Nathan – and all in Christ’s […]

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