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

Drawing Closer to God

“Drawing Closer to God” February 28, 2021 Lent 2 Mark 8: 31-38 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt Honorary Associate Priest Good Morning. I speak to you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Here we are truly in the Lent season now. It is time to get serious with our […]

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Freed to Live

Lent 1 Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister As many of you know, a group of former inmates meets each week in Fulford (or, this year, online) to support one another in building a new life which is truly free. I learned this week that, each year, […]

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Today, we remember that we are dust

Ash Wednesday Joel 2.1-2, 12-17; Psalm 103.8-18; 2 Cor 5.20b – 6.10; Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ It was lovely to see some of you yesterday at our Mardi Gras online gathering, to […]

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A Heavenly Light

Transfiguration Sunday Texts for today: 2 Kings 2:1-12 • Psalm 50:1-6 • 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 • Mark 9:2-9 Vivian Lewin, Lay Reader and Spiritual Director It is the God who said “Let light shine out of darkness” who has shone in our hearts. (2 Corinthians 4:6) And speaking of hearts—Happy Valentine’s Day! When I was […]

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God of Creation

Epiphany 5 Isaiah 40.21-31 – Mark 1.29-39 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Another week when we have received unwelcome yet not unanticipated news, and as we have to contend with constraints on our life which seem interminable. Thankfully we had some good blue sky and sun as […]

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Are you the one sent by God?

Presentation of Our Lord Mal 3:1-4; Ps 84 Heb 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister “Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God.” (Luke […]

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Hearing God’s Call

Second Sunday after Epiphany 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 Vivian Lewin, Lay Reader and Spiritual Director Today’s scriptures from Samuel and the Gospel of John show us God’s ability to connect with people and turn them around. To speak directly to them. Call them. We celebrate this activity […]

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The Baptism of Christ Gen 1.1-5 – Ps 29 – Acts 19.1-7 -Marc 1.4-11 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal It was incredible. Crowds were running from all over to listen to him speak, promising them a new beginning. Word of mouth had worked well and they had […]

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Then we shall see

The Feast of the Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 The Rev. Dr Deborah Meister A few hours from my childhood home, there is a marvelous set of caverns, named Luray. Descending deep into the limestone hills, the caverns comprise two and a half kilometers of extraordinary rock formations, cave […]

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Learning Tenderness

Second Sunday in Advent Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister I arrived in Los Angeles during a 10-year drought. After my first year there, I moved into a one-room cottage behind an apartment building which boasted a treasure: it had its own garden. Bare, brown earth. […]

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Holy Disruption

Advent 1 The Rev’d Ralph Leavitt I want to start by saying what a joy it has been to become a member of Christ Church Cathedral, and thank you Dean Betrand for inviting me to preach today on Advent One. Happy New Year everyone! I speak to you in the name of the Father, the […]

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