Day 3 – June 2015

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, Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou (International Relations at Tufts University) and Dr. Thomas Crea (Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College) offered an engaging session on Orthodoxy in the Public Square. Their session was based on a topic we explored at our Office of Vocation & Ministry 2015 Faith & Learning Symposium, “Understanding the Other.” If you want to get a sense for what Prodromou and Crea spoke about, audio from that full symposium can be found on our Down the Road CrossRoad Alumni Podcast series, found here.

Yesterday evening completed stage 1 of CrossRoad. All of the participants were invited to share their reflections on the first stage of CrossRoad, “Wrestling with Vocation.” It is very moving to hear how much they participants are learning already!

They are all really engaging with the content as well as growing close as a group. The laughter in the cafeteria and on the bus is such a joyful sound to hear! Please continue to keep us all in your prayers.