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.

Sermons in French are listed on this page: https://www.montrealcathedral.ca/fr/homelies

Lord, are you going to wash my feet?

  Maundy Thursday Sermon 2018—“Lord, Are You Going to Wash My Feet?”          In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.          Feet.  Water.  Bread.  Wine.  Think about it for a moment.  Could anything be more ordinary, more commonplace, more prosaic, yet so profoundly essential?  Feet are very […]

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A new broom sweeps clean

  Sermon for Sunday March 4, 2018   Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22   A new broom sweeps clean! (Jesus cleansing the Temple)    When Kay Dila was the Rector’s Warden of this Cathedral I was a deputy.  The building’s architecture was slightly different then… the organ blocked both sides of […]

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What will be your cross?

CCC February 25, 2018   Mark 8:31-38 Have you ever been in a situation where you are listening to someone and just wished they would say what they thought, instead of dancing around it? You just want to holler ‘Just say it!’ In French we say, ‘Arrête de tourner autour du pot’, in other words ‘Get […]

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Basking in Jesus’ Light

  SERMON—Transfiguration Sunday 2018—Basking in Jesus’ Light          In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.           In a wonderful little book on the meaning of icons, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams writes the following about a very old Byzantine image of the Transfiguration: “Here, then, in […]

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The Moment is Now (Candlemas)

I want to talk today about preparation, readiness, and waiting. When I was little I would periodically organize a party for my two dolls. The preparations for this tremendous occasion were… well, total. The whole room had to be cleaned and often entirely reorganized. The dolls’ clothes had to be washed and ironed and so […]

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