CANADIAN DIOCESE: February 1, 2014
The Canadian Diocese is Organizing a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land


A pilgrimage to the Holy Land has always been, is and will be the greatest dream for every Orthodox Christian. To be able to venerate sites blessed by the presence of the Saviour, Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, His Most Pure Mother, and the Holy Spirit Which descended on Sinai on Pentecost, is an honour and a gift from God.

The third pilgrimage to the Holy Land for parishioners of the Canadian Diocese
will take place from May 13-June 1, 2014 (18 days/17 nights)

The Canadian Pilgrimage will be led by our own Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada.
The group will fly non-stop Toronto to Tel Aviv roundtrip on EL Al. Connecting flights from New York, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and other cities are being arranged . The group’s itinerary for the Holy Land is being planned by the nuns of the Gethsemane Convent, who have been organizing such visits for North American pilgrims for many years. Participants will stay at the Mount of Olives Hotel, which is near the Convents of the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane. At this time our pilgrimage will includes the holy places of the Kingdom of Jordan. In Jordan we will be visiting the following: Petra, Mt. Nebo, Bethany and others.


  • Roundtrip airfare from Toronto to Tel Aviv
  • Ground transportation throughout the Holy Land and Jordan
  • All scheduled visits to holy sites and services, accommodation and meals

Parishioners interested in joining the pilgrimage are asked to contact
Peter Antonoff (Toronto)
Mobile telephone - 416-407-1102


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