Entries by Rachel Contos

Day 6- July 2014

Today the participants had their third day of classes with Fr. Paul Tarazi and Fr. Alkiviadis Calivas. The participants are learning a lot and have many wonderful questions in their discussion groups. In the afternoon the participants were able to call home and visit the bookstore. After, they were given time for a break from […]

Day 5- July 2014

Today the participants had their second day of classes with Fr. Paul Tarazy and Fr. Alkividis Calivas. For Fr. Calivas’s class, they took a field trip to a local church full of beautiful icons which he used to teach the theology of iconography. The CrossRoaders loved this interactive presentation. This afternoon and evening the participants […]

Day 4- July 2014

Today the participants had their first day of classes with Fr. Alkiviadis Calivas and Fr. Paul Tarazi! The participants were very interested in the engaging lectures and had much to reflect on after during the staff led discussion groups. After their sessions, the participants went to Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston where they had lunch, […]

Day 3- July 2014

Today, the participants engaged in two staff-led sessions, Sanctification of Creation and Pop Culture. The participants were challenged to look around at the world God has created and to both acknowledge the beauty and intricacies of this creation but also the ways that we have distorted creation and can be negatively affected by it. This […]

Day 2- July 2014

The CrossRoaders started their day with a Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cross Chapel. Many of the participants joined the chanters and participated in the liturgy by chanting with them! After Liturgy and breakfast the participants were whisked away to a ropes course where they challenged their fears and bonded as a group. From the […]

Day 1- July 2014

Today 31 participants from 15 different states arrived at the beautiful campus of Hellenic College & Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, all ready to take the challenge! The CrossRoaders spent their first evening getting to know each other through a series of icebreakers. They also engaged in an activity reflecting on […]

Day 9- June 2014

Today, after celebrating the Divine Liturgy on campus, the CrossRoaders heard part two of Dr. Rossi’s talk. This afternoon they were given the 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 elderly. It […]

Day 8- June 2014

Early this morning, the participants woke up and went into Cambridge to break bread with our less fortunate neighbors. In small groups, the CrossRoaders approached homeless 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 for all. It is […]