Yesterday the participants had their first day of theology and scripture classes with Fr. Eugen Pentiuc (Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology) and Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos (Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology at The Catholic University of America). Small staff-led break out discussion groups followed their theology and scripture lectures.
In the afternoon, we all went downtown and had a picnic on the Boston Common. We then took a tour at the Skywalk of the Prudential Center, the tallest building in Boston that offers a 360 degree view of the city.
Following our adventures in Boston, we visited Holy Trinity OCA Cathedral in Boston for dinner and vespers. The priest spoke to the participants about the feast of Holy Pentecost and the traditions of the OCA jurisdiction.
In the evening, Abbot Tryphon of Merciful Saviour Monastery in Vashon Island, WA, spoke with the participants about vocation and monasticism.
It was a full day of fun, learning, and growing close as a group! Please let us know if you are finding these updates useful and if there is anything more you’d love to know or hear about!