Finding Freedom in a Connected World
We are all so connected electronically – to our devices for work and leisure, to online content and instant news, and to relationships we maintain online. There are ways in which these connections are good; and there are ways in which they can actually bind us in unhelpful and unhealthy ways. What is real freedom in a world where we have access to so much? What is real connection when we are connected all the time?
Come join two wise teachers–the second director of CrossRoad and President of Orthodox Youth Ministries, Fr Nicholas Belcher, and our beloved Dr Albert Rossi–to explore the topic together with your amazing CR alumni community.
Dr. Albert Rossi
Dr. Rossi has taught at every summer of CrossRoad since it began in 2004. He serves as the resident Clinical Psychologist at St Vladimir’s Seminary, is retired Associate Professor of Psychology at Pace University, where he taught for 24 years, and has written two books, Becoming a Healing Presence and All Is Well. Dr. Rossi has a brief, bi–weekly podcast on Ancient Faith Radio titled Becoming a Healing Presence.
Father Nicholas Belcher
Father Nicholas Belcher, beloved second director of CrossRoad, currently serves as the pastor of St. George Orthodox Church of Little Falls, New Jersey and the chairperson of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Antiochian Archdiocese and President of Orthodox Youth Ministries (OYM). He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary – where he now serves a Lecturer in Antiochian Liturgics.
Hellenic College Holy Cross
50 Goddard Avenue
There will be separate lodging accommodations for Track A and Track B at our retreat facility. While we will all stay at one retreat center, share meals together, and hear the same speakers, Track A alumni will stay in dorm-style rooms and Track B alumni will stay in suite-style rooms. Additionally, alumni will have both age-specific AND non-age-specific breakout group opportunities. Spouses and children are welcome!
When: March 1 to 3, 2024
Registration Deadline: End of Day, February 19, 2024
Alumni between the ages of 17–22
Dorm-style rooms with twin beds and a sink. Shared bathroom.
Registration Fee: $80.00
Alumni ages 23 and up
Suite-style rooms (private bathroom, king/queen/full size beds available).
There are three lodging options for Track B alumni:
- Option 1: Register for a suite by yourself for $115.00 for the weekend
- Options 2 & 3: Register to share the suite (shared bed) with one other alum or your spouse for $100.00 per person