Entries by Rachel Contos

CR 2019 Session Two: Day 9

After Orthros, the participants continued their lessons with Dr. Albert Rossi on “Prayer & Purity”. In the afternoon, we departed for two local nursing homes, the Sherill House and the Rogerson House, where the CrossRoaders spent time with their elderly neighbor. The residents were overjoyed by the participants’ smiling faces and caring presence. For lunch, […]

CR 2019 Session Two: Day 6

On Sunday morning, the participants attended Orthros and Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cross Chapel. Following, they had their third scripture and theology classes with Fr. Harry Pappas and Fr. Alexander Rentel. The participants are really engaging the courses and proposing thought-provoking questions.  In the afternoon, we visited St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Natick, […]

CR 2019 Session Two: Day 5

In the morning, the CrossRoaders continued with their scripture and theology courses with Fr. Harry Pappas and Fr. Alexander Rentel. Following the lectures and small discussion groups, the participants had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather, share music and play sports around the campus of HCHC during structured free time! They also partook in […]

CR 2019 Session Two: Day 4

On Friday morning, the participants had their first day of scripture and theology classes with Fr. Harry Pappas (Associate Professor of Scripture at St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary, guest professor at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology) and Fr. Alexander Rentel (Chancellor of the Orthodox Church of America. Before becoming the OCA Chancellor in 2018, […]