The mini-courses began today with Fr. Thomas Hopko and Dr. Demetri Katos leading an exploration of scripture and theology. After taking some time to examine the lectures more closely in small groups, the participants took a break to head out to downtown Boston and walk the freedom trail. We all celebrated Vespers together and had dinner at St. Savas Serbian Orthodox Church. Finally, Dr. Schadler ran a wonderful session on Vocation and Monastacism to close out the day.