In the morning after Orthros, the participants had their final classes with Dr. Nassif and Dr. Demacopoulos. They also had the opportunity for Q & As with the professors following both lectures. Through these intriguing lectures, the participants gained a greater understanding of the depth of their Orthodox faith.
For our afternoon activity, we visited the National Hellenic Museum where the CrossRoaders were welcomed by John Calamos Sr. The participants also learned about oral history and Greece’s response to the refugee crisis through a tour of their refugee exhibit by Dr. Laura Calamos!
Our afternoon continued by visiting St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church. Fr. Konstandin was honored to welcome our group to their parish and we participated in a beautiful Vespers service together. Members from their community joined us to share the story of their Miracle Icon which has streamed myrrh on three separate occasions. It was truly humbling to listen to the miracles that occurred and to be anointed with the miraculous myrrh.
Monday evening concluded the second Stage of CrossRoad: “Who is Christ?” The participants were given the opportunity to reflect on their experiences with Stage 2 and what they learned. We ended the night by introducing Stage 3 – “Who is our Neighbor?” – where the CrossRoaders contemplated what it means to serve others and see the face of Christ in their neighbor.