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

Forbearance and Hope

Sermon for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost – July 19, 2020 – Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Isaiah 44:6-8; Ps 86:11-17 Rom 8: 12-25; Matt 13:24-30, 36-43 Sermon on Facebook Early yesterday morning, I took my dog for a walk; then I washed my hands. Later, we went to Mount Royal Park; then I washed my […]

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Getting above the fray

There’s a Chinese proverb, one version of which goes like this: -If you want to be happy for a day, get drunk/ if you want to be happy for a year, get married/ if you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden. Today’s readings use images of gardening and growth to describe […]

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A time of rest and reflection

Sermon for July 5, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 7.15-25a – Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30 Sermon on Facebook The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. The days are long, the sun […]

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Slaves of God

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost June 28, 2020    Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Sermon on Facebook Jer 28:5-9; Ps 89:1-4, 15-18 Rom 6:12-23; Matt 10:40-42 Your love, O Lord, forever will I sing; from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness For I am persuaded that your love is established forever; you have set your […]

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Amazing (?) Grace

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Pentecost – Jonathan White Link to Sermon on Facebook. Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been re-written, every picture has been re-painted, every statue and street and building has been re-named, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and […]

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The Wounds of Christ

Sermon for Trinity Sunday by the Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Gen 1:1-2:4a; Ps 8 2 Cor 13:11-13; Matt 28:16-20 Sermon on Facebook While I was in seminary, I was privileged to see an extraordinary exhibit at the National Gallery in London. Called “Seeing Salvation,” it presented an array of images of Christ spanning almost 2,000 […]

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Footprints of the Living Stones

Sermon for Easter 5 Video on Facebook The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean of Montreal and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral ‘…like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.’ When I was starting to explore my call […]

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In the path of the shepherd

4 Easter 2020 Acts 2:42-47; Ps 23 I Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Sermon on Facebook (video) A few years ago, I chose to walk a portion of the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrim road which winds its way from all over Europe to Santiago de Compostella, in the northwest […]

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