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

A Simple U-Turn

A Simple U-Turn [Readings for today: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35] Vivian Lewin, Lay Reader and Spiritual Director Facebook Video In last week’s sermon, Jean Daniel shared the good news story of Thomas and how God answered his desire to see and believe the resurrection. And this morning’s Gospel […]

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Good Friday: April 10, 2020 Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Ps 22:1-11 Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister Yesterday evening, I was deeply moved by the conclusion of our service. Jane read the words, “And all the disciples abandoned him and fled,” and we entered into a time of silence. Then, slowly, one by […]

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Choosing to become small

Palm Sunday, 2020 Matt 21:1-11; Ps 31:9-16 Phil 2:5-11; Matthew’s Passion The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Wondering what to say to you today, I remembered something from when I was a small child. Each year, my mother or my father would take me to the big Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. My dad […]

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If you had been there

29 March 2020 – Lent 5 – Year A Ezek 37:1-14 – Ps 130 – John 11:1-45 Dr Jonathan White Today we enter Passiontide; the final stretch of the Lenten feast before we plunge into the emotional depths of Holy Week. Side by side with the disciples, we will lament the death and absence of […]

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Doing what is pleasing to the Lord

Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 22 March 2020 – Lent 4 – Year A Eph 5: 8-14 – Ps 23 – John 9: 1-41 Good morning everyone. It is good to see of all you today in […]

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To give them a garland instead of ashes

Ash Wednesday Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 15-21 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister St. Luke records the first sermon that Jesus ever preached. The way he tells it, Jesus went to his hometown to pray in the synagogue on the sabbath, and when the time came, they turned to him — […]

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Being Prepared by God for Freedom

Last Epiphany, 2020 Exodus 24:12-18; Ps 99 2 Pet 1:16-21; Matt 17:1-9 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Yesterday, our Cathedral hosted our diocese’s first united diocesan celebration of black history, and it was a joyous day. The pews were packed with hundreds of worshipers; a choir gathered from many congregations sang songs from the black […]

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