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Hospice Chaplain Speaks to Women Students on Campus

On a beautiful Saturday morning in March, a group of Hellenic College Holy Cross students gathered for the second installment of the Women in Leadership & Service Breakfast Series with Sarah Byrne-Martelli, a Board Certified Chaplain endorsed by the OCA. Fruitful discussion took place as Sarah shared her story as an Orthodox woman serving the Body of Christ. She spoke of her undergraduate experience studying abroad in Greece, graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School (enrolling in various Holy Cross courses through the Boston Theological Institute), and her current role as a chaplain. As a hospice chaplain, Sarah offers a compassionate presence to those nearing end of life and their families in hospital and home care settings. For her work, Sarah draws on Matthew 25, understanding these individuals as Christ, Himself. Students greatly appreciated Sarah's visit, which has introduced them to a new possibility for inspiring service in ministry. The Women in Leadership and Service group is led by Holy Cross graduate student Danielle Xanthos, who also serves on CrossRoad staff.

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of the following organizations:

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