Yesterday the participants had their first day of theology and scripture classes with Dr. Alexis Torrance (Archbishop Demetrios College Chair of Byzantine Theology and Assistant Professor of History of Christianity at the University of Notre Dame) 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 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 life of St. John the Forerunner and the traditions of the OCA jurisdiction. In the evening, Mother Photini from All Saints Monastery in Long Island, 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!