Holy Land Pilgrimage Led by Dean Downey

Dean John P. Downey of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie will be leading a pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine May 20-30, 2017.  The tour will visit significant biblical sights in Galilee, Bethlehem, holy-land-1and Jerusalem as well as ministries of the Episcopal diocese and St. George’s Episcopal Cathedral. Dean Downey will be joined in leading the tour by Dean Peter Wall of Christ’s Church, Hamilton, Ontario and so the pilgrimage group will include both Americans and Canadians. The pilgrimage will be arranged by Lightline Pilgrimages, an agency which specializes in tours for Episcopalians, often led by Cathedral Deans. Dean Downey has been to the Holy Land four times and says, “A pilgrimage to the Holy Land changes the way we see things, and perhaps changes us, as past and present, sacred and secular come together in the land of Jesus and his people.”


Episcopalians and others from throughout the diocese are welcome to join the pilgrimage. Dean Downey is requesting that the initial commitment and deposit be made by Thanksgiving Day, November 24.  Full information can be found at the Lightline website:

http://lightlinena.com/ (scroll down the right to find the tour), and the specific brochure can be viewed and downloaded at

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