Monday, September 28, 2015

Exaltation of the Cross - Camp

From September 25-27, a group of young people came to the Annunciation Hermitage for a camp.

They made and erected a Cross on “Mount Tabor” above the monastery.

6206a.jpg Carpentry skills by the boys were put to good use. Some of the boys helped with the iconography, whilst the rest had the difficult task of digging a deep hole in the rocky ground. The tropar and other hymns to the Cross were sung.

The participants had five lectures and discussions on the Law of God.



They prayed at the services morning and evening, and took part of Holy Communion.


6308a.jpgA competition - the teams were handed the first question, which started them off on a search for ongoing clues hidden all over the monastery property. Competing team members share experiences on the challenges of the competition track - quick decisions had to be made during the race.


A campfire with discussions about ancient Rome, the first Christians, and tall tales.



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