The CrossRoaders started their day with a Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cross Chapel. Many of the participants joined the chanters and participated in the liturgy by chanting with them! We all had the enormous blessing of celebrating the liturgy with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware who is visiting Holy Cross for a conference. He offered a moving sermon on what it means to be a saint.
After Liturgy and breakfast the participants were whisked away to a ropes course where they challenged their fears and bonded as a group.
From the ropes course, the CrossRoaders came back to HCHC and participated in a session run by CrossRoad Director, Mike Tishel, on Vocation. They learned our definition of vocation as, “your unique and ongoing response to Christ’s call to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself.”