Day 2 – June 2015

The CrossRoaders started their day with Orthros and Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Chapel. We all had the enormous blessing of celebrating the liturgy with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware who is visiting Holy Cross for a conference. He offered a moving homily on what it means to be a saint. Father Chris Metropulos, the president elect of Hellenic College Holy Cross, also shared a few words with the CrossRoaders.

After Liturgy and breakfast we headed up north to a ropes course run by Project Adventure where we engaged in some great team-building activities.

After the ropes course, we returned to HCHC and participated in a session run by CrossRoad Director, Mike Tishel, on vocation. The CrossRoaders are invited to consider vocation 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.”

Day 1 – June 2015

Yesterday the participants arrived excited and ready to “take the challenge” of CrossRoad! They come from 18 states across the US – from California to Pennsylvania, Wyoming to Tennessee.

While half of our staff greeted participants at Logan Airport, the other half of the team stayed on campus to assist the participants with getting settled in the dorm, taking tours of campus, and getting to know each other. We attended Vespers in the Holy Cross Chapel and then after dinner began icebreaker activities. With lots of laughter, the group started to get to know each other!

Following icebreakers we learned more about one another’s strengths utilizing the StrengthsFinder inventory that each participant took prior to coming to CrossRoad. The participants broke down into smaller groups to discuss the results of the StrengthsFinder activity and how they might develop these strengths in their daily lives.