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Take the Challenge This Summer With CrossRoad

Attention high school juniors and seniors! Before you decide what to do with the rest of your life, decide what to do with your summer! The Office of Vocation and Ministry (OVM) at Hellenic College is now accepting applications from high school juniors and seniors for its summer CrossRoad program, now in its third year. From June 23 through July 3, thirty Orthodox youth from the United States and Canada will take part in an exciting summer vocations exploration program designed to help students discern their life callings and match their personal gifts with the needs of the world.

The CrossRoad program combines the greatest gifts of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology through faculty instruction and participation, an enthusiastic staff of graduate students, the beautiful campus overlooking Boston and of course the exciting city of Boston itself. Students will participate in daily classes with Hellenic College and Holy Cross faculty and attend vespers each evening at neighboring parishes in the Boston area. After attending CrossRoad last year, participant Vanessa Theoharis of Weston, MA, stated, “I know CrossRoad will have a never-ending inspirational drive on my body, soul, and spirit…I will always remember the incredible experiences and adapt them to my everyday life.”

CrossRoad is one of the many unique programs sponsored by the OVM and is part of a five-year program funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. Applications may be downloaded from the CrossRoad website at www.crossroad.hchc.edu, or received by mail by calling the office at 617-850-1310. Furthermore, the OVM has produced a DVD featuring the CrossRoad 2005 experience which has been sent to each parish and is available on the CrossRoad website. Applicants must currently be in their junior or senior year of high school. All expenses for participants aside from travel costs to Boston are provided. Due to space limitations, applicants who apply by March 15, 2006 will be given first consideration.