After Orthros at the Holy Cross Chapel, the participants began Stage 1 of CrossRoad — “Who Am I?” — with an introspective session called StrengthsFinder. The CrossRoaders were urged to learn about their God-given strengths and how they can develop them to glorify God.
Then, they departed for the ropes course to engage in collaborative team-building exercises. The participants worked together to complete various tasks including a high ropes challenge!
After the ropes course, we returned to HCHC for a session that introduced and integral aspect of Stage 1: Vocation. The participants were invited to understand vocation, from the lens of Orthodoxy, as “your unique and ongoing response to Christ’s call to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself.”