Pilgrimage announcement 2020

10 January 2020

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 pilgrimage to the Holy Land for parishioners of the Canadian Diocese will take place from
MAY 15 – 30, 2020
(15 days/14 nights)
The Canadian Pilgrimage will be led by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada.

The group will fly non-stop Toronto to Tel Aviv roundtrip on Air Canada. Connecting flights from Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and other cities can be arranged with Air Canada. 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 Orthodox 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.


    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

(Optional visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt Sinai at the end of the Pilgrimage Program with return to Toronto on June 2, 2020 – add USD 370.00)

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