Entries by Rachel Contos

CR 2018 Session Three: Day 4

Our apologies for the delay. A few technical difficulties but we appreciate your patience-Day 4 photos are finally up! It was a day for the books….new experiences, friendships blossoming and perfect weather! Today marked our first day of classes by guest lecturers. The participants reflected on Scripture and Theology as Fr. Simeon Johnson-a North Park […]

CR 2018 Session Three: Day 3

Following our morning Orthros, led by Fr. Kosmas  Kallis from SS Peter & Paul Chicago, CrossRoaders were introduced to “Be Still Time”–a time that the participants take for their own personal prayer and reflection to clear their minds and focus on the day to come. We then headed to breakfast and fueled up for a […]

CR 2018 Session Three: Day 2

Our first full day of CrossRoad began by attending the Divine Liturgy together at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, IL. We shared brunch and were able to engage with the many CrossRoad alumni from their community! Then we made our way to the Challenge Course at the Lincoln Marsh where we participated in some […]

CR 2018 Session 3: Day 1

Our participants arrived excited and ready to “take the challenge” of CrossRoad! They come from 17 states across the US  – from California to Pennsylvania, Minnesota to Texas. While half of our staff greeted participants at O’Hare Airport the other half of the team stayed on campus to assist the participants with getting settled in the dorm, […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 9

Yesterday, after celebrating Orthros on campus, the CrossRoaders heard part two of Dr. Rossi’s talk, “Prayer and Purity.” At lunch time they were joined by some of the supporters of CrossRoad, and talked about their aspirations and vocation. In the afternoon they were given an opportunity to serve their elderly neighbor, another neighbor that is […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 8

Early yesterday morning, the participants woke up and went into Cambridge to break bread with the homeless. In small groups of one staff member with 3-4 students, the CrossRoaders approached 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 […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 7

Yesterday, the day began with a celebration of Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cross Chapel and was followed by their last day of theology classes, which included some time for Q & As with the professors. Following the lectures, we took a tour and heard a talk at St. Mark’s Coptic Church. Last evening was […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 4

Yesterday morning after Orthros, the participants reflected on Scripture and Theology as Dr. Bruce Beck, interim Dean of Hellenic College, and Dr. Despina Prassas, Associate Professor of Theology at Providence College presented their class discussions. Following the lectures, we took our first adventure into downtown Boston where we had lunch at the Boston Common, the […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 3

Yesterday morning after Orthros, the participants explored the magnitude and beauty of God’s creation through the interactive session, Sanctification of Creation. That morning, the participants also enjoyed an Emmaus Walk, which served as an opportunity to walk around campus with a new friend!  In the afternoon, we had an engaging, interactive session on Orthodox Anthropology, […]

CR 2018 Session Two: Day 2

After starting their day with Orthros at Holy Cross Chapel, we participated in the second part of our StrengthsFinder reflection where the students were able to share their strengths by acting out skits! We then headed to Project Adventure where we engaged in some great team-building activities through challenging high and low ropes courses. After […]