Toronto Pilgrims Come to CRCDS as Part of *Sacred Space* Tour of Rochester

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The Pilgrimage of Sacred Spaces comes to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School tomorrow morning to experience the Hill as a spiritual space.

The Pilgrimage is led by Rev. Peter Holmes, who is the Minister of the Congregation at Yorkminister Park Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada. Driven largely by curiosity, Holmes began organizing tours of Toronto's sacred, spiritual or religious places eight years ago to explore the many different faith traditions that are practiced there. With the success of the Toronto tours, the Pilgrimages have ventured to other cities, such as Buffalo and Pittsburgh.

  • WHAT: “The Pilgrimage of Sacred Spaces” Comes to CRCDS
  • DATE: Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • TIME: 9:15 am
  • PLACE: Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel, CRCDS Campus

The Rochester tour will survey the architecture of the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel on the CRCDS campus, a historic worship area with original stained glass windows depicting the history of the American Baptist Church, beginning with its founder, Roger Williams. Its construction was funded, in part, by John D. Rockefeller.

Nearly 20 other sites in the city will be visited during the four-day tour, including Asbury First United Methodist Church, First Unitarian and Temple B'rith Kodesh. Each stop is an hour long and gives pilgrims the opportunity to learn about the history of the building as well as time to reflect in silence within it.

The Canadian organist William Maddox will perform the historic organ in the Chapel as part of the group's visit.