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CANADIAN DIOCESE: February 17, 2012
Holy Trinity Cathedral Parish in Toronto, Canada, is Organizing Pilgrimages to Russia, Turkey and Greece

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Toronto’s Holy Trinity Cathedral is organizing pilgrimages to Russia, Turkey and Greece in 2012.

Pilgrimage to Greece and Constantinople

Registration for the pilgrimage to Greece and Constantinople from 7 to 21 of May, 2012, is open.

The program includes:

Athens, places where St Paul preached.

Evia Island, visit to the church of St John the Russian.

Patras, the place where the relics of St Andrew the First-Called are kept.

The island of Patmos, where in the cave the Revelation of God was given to the beloved disciple of Christ, St John the Theologian.

Meteora, with the visits to many mountain monasteries.

The island of Corfu, Liturgy in the church of St Spyridon of Trimythous.

Thessaloniki, visit to the church of Holy Great Martyr Dimitrios of Thessalonica.

Constantinople, visit to the church of St Sophia, centre of the Byzantine empire, and much more.

The cost of the entire trip is CAN $3,290, including airfare, stay in hotel rooms (2 or 3 person per room), 2 meals a day, tour bus, ferries, Orthodox guide and museum tickets.

In order to register, and for additional information, please, contact Alexander at (416) 650-1367.

Pilgrimage for Children to St Petersburg, Russia

Registration is open for children for a pilgrimage to St Petersburg set for March 11-18, 2012, during spring break. The pilgrimage is organized and headed by Mitred Protopriest Vladimir Malchenko. 

The program includes a visit to SS Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage, St Alexander Nevsky Lavra, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Savior-on-the-Blood, Kazan Cathedral, the Russian Museum, Smolensk Cemetery and the Chapel of Blessed Xenia and St John’s Convent, where the relics of St John of Kronstadt rest. 

There will also be trips to Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof with visits to Catherine and Alexander Palaces and others.

The entire cost of the trip for the children 12 and up, parents and teachers – CAN $1,680.00. Children age 11 and under get a discount

The cost of the trip includes: 
* Airfare Toronto – St. Petersburg – Toronto 
* Tour bus for the entire trip 
* Orthodox tour guide for the entire trip 
* Lodging in a comfortable pilgrim’s home on the monastery territory 
* Two meals per day 
* Tickets to all museums and excursions

To register and in order to get additional information, please, contact Alexander at (416) 650-1367.