Entries by Rachel Contos

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 9

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 some of the supporters of CrossRoad, and talked about their aspirations and vocation. In the afternoon they were given an opportunity to serve their elderly neighbor, another neighbor that is […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 8

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 […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 7

Yesterday, the day began with a celebration of Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cross Chapel and was followed by their last day of theology classes, which included some time for Q & As with the professors. Following the lectures, we took a tour and heard a talk at St. Mark’s Coptic Church. Last evening was […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 4

Yesterday morning after Orthros, the participants reflected on Scripture and Theology as Dr. Bruce Beck, interim Dean of Hellenic College, and Dr. Despina Prassas, Associate Professor of Theology at Providence College presented their class discussions. Following the lectures, we took our first adventure into downtown Boston where we had lunch at the Boston Common, the […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 3

Yesterday morning after Orthros, the participants explored the magnitude and beauty of God’s creation through the interactive session, Sanctification of Creation. That morning, the participants also enjoyed an Emmaus Walk, which served as an opportunity to walk around campus with a new friend!  In the afternoon, we had an engaging, interactive session on Orthodox Anthropology, […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 2

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 to Project Adventure where we engaged in some great team-building activities through challenging high and low ropes courses. After […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 1

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 Mexico – from Nevada to Pennsylvania, Colorado to North Carolina. While half […]

CR 2018 Session One: Day 9

Yesterday, after celebrating Divine Liturgy on campus, the CrossRoaders heard part 2 of Dr. Rossi’s talk on “Prayer”. In the afternoon they were given an opportunity to serve their elderly neighbor, another neighbor that is often marginalized. The participants went to two different nursing homes and spent time talking and engaging in activities with the […]

CR 2018 Session One: Day 7

Yesterday, the CrossRoaders had their last day of theology classes, which included some time for Q & A’s with the professors. Following the lectures, the participants had an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities during structured free time. The participants then visited St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church where they had a Paraklesis service […]

CR 2018 Session One: Day 6

Today, the participants engaged in their third day of Theology and Scripture courses! They are learning so much and are asking many wonderful questions. The staff has been really impressed with their participation in discussion groups. Following the lectures, we took our second adventure into downtown Boston, where we had lunch and walked around Faneuil […]