Supporting Christians in the Holy Land is a matter of heart and mind

There are many ways to become familiar with the Holy Land and the people who live there. 

Pilgrimages are wonderful experiences; they can enliven one’s appreciation of the Bible and Christ’s life, create an appreciation for the people and the land, and help support financially those people who are most disadvantaged.

Learning about Biblical lands and peoples and about the history of various countries in the region called the Holy Land are useful ways to deepen one’s moral and spiritual support of the Church and its faithful. Online information needs to be resourced discerningly but, the Custody of the Holy Land’s website,, provides reliable information about the Church’s work and involvement. 

English readers can also profit from The Holy Land Review, a photo-journalistic magazine published in collaboration with the French Terre Sainte Magazine, which contains articles about current events, social issues, spirituality, archaeology, ecumenism, and about committed men and women. It is a good way to stay in touch year-round with the Christians of the Middle East. To subscribe, or obtain information, click here.

Prayer is also a means of
supporting and being in solidarity

Becoming aware of the needs of the Church and the people throughout this vast region called the Holy Land cannot help but move one to compassion and a desire to support the people by uniting with them in prayer.

The Commissariat has long had the practice of making available “Affiliations”, whereby donors share as a spiritual family in the Custody of the Holy Land’s mission through a union in the prayers of Christians who reside there and of the pilgrims visiting them. The Holy Land Commissariat also accepts requests for mass intentions that will be celebrated in the Holy Places.

For further information please contact: 

  • or call (613) 737-6972
  • or write :
    The Commissariat of the Holy Land in Canada, 
    96 Empress Avenue, 
    Ottawa, Ontario.  K1R 7G3 

Donations for the Needs of the Holy Land

Many people generously support the Holy Land by contributing to their parish’s Good Friday Holy Land collection. Yet, the needs are great, and your donations are gratefully received at any time. It is possible to give in many ways, and tax receipts will be issued:

  1. DONATE BY CREDIT CARDS, via CanadaHelps 
    By completing this form

    By completing the form and following these simple instructions.

    Cheques or money orders made payable to “Commissariat of the Holy Land” and indicated “for the needs of the Holy Land” can be sent to the above address.


Donate via Canada Helps


Commissariat of the Holy Land in Canada
96 Empress Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario  K1R 7G3

The Offices of the Commissariat are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to Noon

PHONE: (613) 737-6972

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