Entries by Rachel Contos

Day 10- July 2017

Yesterday, the participants spent the day at the beach and upon their return, they were given an opportunity to reflect on all they learned in Stage 3. After, they participated in a closing session and then had an opportunity to share their talents with one another in a group talent show! Wow, you have some […]

Day 9 – July 2017

Yesterday, after celebrating Orthros on campus, the CrossRoaders heard part two of Dr. Rossi’s talk, “Prayer and Purity.” At lunch time they were joined by Fr. Chris Metropulos, President of HCHC, and talked about their aspirations and vocation. In the afternoon they were given an opportunity to serve their elderly neighbor, another neighbor that is often […]

Day 8 – July 2017

Early yesterday morning, the participants woke up and went into Cambridge to break bread with the homeless. In small groups of one staff member with 3-4 students, the CrossRoaders approached people, bought them breakfast, and sat and ate with them, learning about their lives and getting to know them. It was an extremely moving experience […]

Day 7 – July 2017

Yesterday, the CrossRoaders had their last day of theology classes, which included some time for Q & As with the professors. Following the lectures, we took our second adventure into downtown Boston where we had lunch and walked around Faneuil Hall, one of the oldest, most historic sites in the country. Afterwards, we ventured into Boston […]

Day 6 – July 2017

After starting their day with Orthros and some “Be Still Time,” the participants engaged in their third day of theology and Scripture courses! The staff has been really impressed with their participation in discussion groups. In the afternoon, they had a chance eat lunch with some of our supporters of CrossRoad followed by structured free […]

Day 5- July 2017

Yesterday, we began our day with the celebration of Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cross Chapel. We then had our second day of theology and scripture classes. These lectures and sessions have sparked thoughtful and insightful questions and comments from the participants! Last evening concluded with a parish visit to Holy Resurrection Bulgarian Orthodox Church […]

Day 4 – July 2017

Yesterday the participants had their first day of theology and scripture classes with Dr. Vera Shevzov (Professor of Religion at Smith College) and Dr. Michael Legaspi (Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University). Small staff-led break out discussion groups followed their theology and scripture lectures. In the […]

Day 3 – July 2017

Yesterday morning after Orthros, the participants explored the magnitude and beauty of God’s creation through the interactive session, Sanctification of Creation. In the afternoon, we had an engaging interactive session on popular culture. After, we took a tour and heard a talk at St. Mark’s Coptic Church. Yesterday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Gardner offered […]

Day 2 -July 2017

After starting their day with Orthros at Holy Cross Chapel, we participated in the second part of our StrengthsFinder reflection where the students were able to share their strengths by acting out skits! We then headed up north to a ropes course run by Project Adventure where we engaged in some great team-building activities. After […]

Day 1 – July 2017

Greetings from the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross! We are excited to send you this update from the opening day of CrossRoad as participants arrived excited and ready to “take the challenge” of CrossRoad! They come from 19 states across the US and Canada – from Washington to Pennsylvania, Colorado to North Carolina. While half […]