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

Re-connection

Corpus Christi Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16; Ps 147: 12-15, 19-20; I Cor 10:16-17; John 6:51-58 Rev’d Dr Deborah Meister, ODM Today we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, a feast first proposed by St. Thomas Aquinas, who felt that Maundy Thursday was so tightly focused on the impending death of Christ that it would be helpful […]

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Trinity

Trinity Sunday Genesis 1:1-2:4a – Psalm 8 – 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 – Matthew 28:16-20 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I […]

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Ascension Sunday Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal In the very early days of the church, the earliest days, Easter … the celebration of the Resurrection… lasted for 50 days. During this whole season, there was no fasting and no kneeling at the corporate prayers, according to Dom Gregory Dix (note 1).  […]

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230512 Easter 6 A EN Alleluia, Christ is Risen.  The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia. ‘“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.’ (John 14.15). In our Easter cycle, leading up to the day of Pentecost, […]

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230507 Easter 5 A EN Alleluia, Christ is Risen.  The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia. ‘Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.’ (1 Pet. 2-10). Since Easter, we have tried to incorporate some reflections on the sacraments of […]

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Easter 3A Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 116: 1-3, 10-17; I Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister I was in my final year of seminary the day the planes crashed into the World Trade Center. Once we had taken it in, my classmates and I moved around in a kind of daze. The […]

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I know that you seek Jesus

Easter Day Jer 31:1-6;  Ps 118: 1-2, 14-24, Acts 10:34-43; Matt 28:1-10 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Christos anesti! He is risen! We gather here at the dawn of a miraculous day. Life has returned to the dead and hope to a troubled world. The order we thought we knew has been upended; the power of […]

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Great Easter Vigil 2023

Alleluia, Christ is Risen.  The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia. Well, what a week.  After the joyful procession of Palm Sunday from Phillips Square on Sunday, it felt like Montreal embraced the spirit of despair of Holy Week as freezing rain turned the early indications of the arrival of spring into a week of darkness […]

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Palm Sunday

Matthew 21.1-6; Philippians 2:5-11; Psalm 31:9-16; Matthew 26:14–27:54 The news these past ten days brought into sharp relief once again the plight of those who are looking for a better life for themselves and their families, away from fear, persecution, poverty and death. First a surprise announcement of a long-discussed deal between the Canadian and […]

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You must be born of water and Spirit

The Second Sunday of Lent Gen 12:1-4a; Ps 121; Rom 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister When I was a little child, my stepfather taught me to love the ocean. He would wade into the ocean; bend down; pick up a rock, glistening with water, and then cry out, Teeny pebble, teeny pebble! […]

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Jesus expands the call to choose life

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Vivian Lewin, Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Montreal The Gospel reading for today is a pretty hard one, isn’t it?  And we have already had a hard week, whether or not we watched the news much. The earthquake in Turkey and Syria continues to take a toll of lost lives.  […]

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