HCHC Announces Missions Week Speaker

HCHC Announces Missions Week Speaker

An annual highlight of the fall semester at Hellenic College Holy Cross is Missions Week, co-sponsored by the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity and the student-run Missions Committee. Guest speakers from around the globe spend a week on campus speaking in classes and interacting with students.

Missions Week begins on Monday, November 1. This year's speaker is Steven Christoforou, the Director of Y2AM (Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America).

Steve will kick off Missions Week with daily sermons at Vespers, on the following topics:

Monday, November 1
Is Ministry Leading Young People to Christ?

Tuesday, November 2
Why It's Easier to be a Sports Fan than a Christian

Wednesday, November 3
How Would the Fathers Handle Ministry Today?

Missions Week will conclude on Thursday, November 4 with the annual EFOM (Endowment Fund for Orthodox Missions) Lecture. Steve will speak on the topic "Forming Christians in our Secular Age: Understanding the Mission Field of Contemporary America."

On Saturday, November 6 Steve will lead a BeeTreat ("Be the Bee" retreat) at Sts Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster, MA.

The Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity, directed by Rev. Fr. Luke Veronis, promotes a vibrant missionary consciousness among students and seminarians in the United States. By offering missiological courses, mission practica, special programs, and events, the Institute helps future Church leaders understand the centrality of missions, evangelism, and outreach. The intent is to inspire students to participate in and to develop such ministries in their future pastoral work.