On Sunday, September 28, 2014 students met at Dean of Students Dn. Nicholas Belcher’s house for a RoundTable discussion. The topic of discussion, selected and facilitated by Hellenic College students, was “the role of the paranormal in our lives as Orthodox Christians.” In addition to the rich discussion, focusing on the preparatory readings gathered by the student facilitators, students shared a meal and offered individual reflections on the topic as it related to their vocation as Orthodox Christians. The discussion centered on the relationship of the paranormal with Orthodox spirituality. The facilitators asked the group how much of the popular understanding of the paranormal is acceptable from an Orthodox perspective.
Next month we will be discussing the topic of evolution!
RoundTable is a program run by Hellenic College students to further both students' critical thinking and faith. Select students research for and facilitate off-campus discussions exploring contemporary issues and how Orthodox Christians are to respond.
Student Programs are in full swing this year in the Office of Vocation & Ministry with a robust line-up of offerings for the undergraduate student body.
Starting off the year with the OVM Orientation Retreat, August 29-30, 2014, Mike Tishel and Kyra Limberakis led a group of twenty seven incoming students to the Cape Cod Sea Camps for twenty four hours of vocation exploration, worship, fellowship and fun.
The OVM RoundTable Discussion group had its preliminary Pizza Planning Meeting to map out the topics for the semester, as well as its first actual evening discussion at Dean of Students Dn. Nicholas Belcher’s home. The student-selected topic was “how to approach the paranormal as Orthodox Christians.”
The Exploration of Priestly Vocation program, a co-curricular group for undergraduate seminarians supporting them in discerning a possible call to the priesthood, has also met to discuss this year’s theme: “Finding God’s Will For our Life Through Christ’s Commandments.”
The Women in Leadership & Service program, led this year by CR Asst.
The Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM) at Hellenic College trains and educates faithful, energetic, high achieving, and service oriented Orthodox Christian young people to be leaders in the church as priests and lay people.
CrossRoad June Session: June 21-July 1, 2014
CrossRoad Session 2: July 5-15, 2014
OVM programs are made possible through the generous assistance of the following organizations: