Entries by Rachel Contos

CR 2019 Session Two: Day 1

Today, the new participants arrived at the beautiful Hellenic College Holy Cross campus in Boston, all ready to take “the challenge!” They came from near and far and jumped right into the program which began with Vespers at the Holy Cross chapel.  The new CrossRoad participants spent their first evening getting to know each other […]

CR 2019 Session One: Day 10

After Orthros and breakfast, the participants had the opportunity to write thank you notes to the many supporters of CrossRoad who helped make this summer possible. Afterwards, we headed to Singing Beach in Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA. The CrossRoaders enjoyed lunch, ultimate frisbee, swimming, and, of course, some singing on the sand. On the way back to […]

CR 2019 Session One: Day 9

After the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, the participants continued their lessons with Dr. Albert Rossi on “Prayer & Purity”. In the afternoon, we departed for two different local nursing homes, the Sherill House and the Rogerson House, where the CrossRoaders spent time with their elderly neighbor. The residents were overjoyed by the participants’ smiling […]

CR 2019 Session One: Day 8

Early yesterday morning, the participants went to Cambridge to break bread with the homeless. In small groups, the CrossRoaders approached people on the streets, offered them breakfast, and joined in conversation to learn about their lives. It was an extremely enlightening experience for all. It is profound to acknowledge Christ in the face of our […]

CR 2019 Session One: Day 7

In the morning, the CrossRoaders attended their final Scripture and Church History courses which included some time for Q & A’s with the professors. They had some amazing questions and have learned a lot! For lunch, we were blessed to have a few supporters of CrossRoad join us for a meal and conversation about why […]

CR 2019 Session One: Day 6

After Orthros, the CrossRoaders participated in their third Scripture and Church History courses. They are really engaging these courses and proposing thought-provoking questions! Following the lectures, we departed for historic Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market where they ate lunch and explored local shops and stores. In the evening, we attended Holy Epiphany Russian Orthodox Church […]

CR 2019 Session One: Day 5

On Wednesday morning, the CrossRoaders continued their scripture and church history courses, as well as their small discussion groups. These lectures have sparked thoughtful and insightful questions and comments from the participants! They also partook in a captivating session entitled “Faith and Science”. In the afternoon, we visited Holy Resurrection Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Allston, […]

CR 2019 Session One: Day 4

On Tuesday morning, the participants had their first day of scripture and church history classes with Dr. Legaspi (Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University) and Dr. Ganson (Assistant Professor of History at Hellenic College and Director of the New York Life Insurance Company Center for the […]

CR 2019 Session One: Day 3

After Orthros, the participants engaged in two interactive staff-led sessions on the topics of “Sanctification of Creation” and “Orthodox Anthropology.” In the afternoon, the CrossRoaders departed for a visit to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church where they learned about the Coptic Orthodoxy tradition. That evening, we sat down with Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, (a professor of […]