- Real Break Thessaloniki 2019
March 15, 2019 - March 23, 2019
1:00 am - 2:00 am
Trip Mission – Orthodox Christian college students will journey from the United States to Thessaloniki, Greece, in order to personally experience the living μαρτυρία (witness) and διακονία (service) of the Christian communities of Northern Greece. The host institution will be the historic Great Church of the Theotokos, that is, the Church of the Acheiropoietos, which was built in the center of Byzantine Thessaloniki in the fifth century.
During Real Break Thessaloniki, the students will visit many of the region’s sacred sites and venerate the numerous relics and icons that have adorned them for centuries. This includes the churches and relics of St. Demetrios, Sts. Cyril and Methodios, St. Gregory Palamas, St. Theodora and St. David, as well as the churches of Rotunda, Haghia Sophia, St. Nicholas Orphanos and the Holy Apostles. Participants will also visit the Holy Monasteries of Meteora and Ormylia. Additionally, trip participants will have the opportunity to experience several outreach ministries of the Metropolis of Thessaloniki.
Trip Deposit Required to Register – $250.00 (10% of total trip cost)
Total Trip Cost – $2,500.00 (does not include domestic airfare to/from John F. Kennedy International Airport)
If a registrant chooses to pay for their trip online, or someone would like to donate to their trip online, it may be done by visiting http://www.ocf.net/sponsor/. The registrant or donor must make sure to specify the Real Break student’s name and trip under “Student Name” as the honoree of their donation.
Both the registrants themselves as well as donors may contribute to a Real Break 2019 trip by making a check payable to “Orthodox Christian Fellowship” and including the name and Real Break trip of the participant they are supporting. Checks may be mailed to: Orthodox Christian Fellowship, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445.
QUESTIONS? Email OCF National Programs Manager, Donna Levas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Real Break Student Leader, Simeon Brasowski at email@example.com.
You can also call the OCF National Office at (617) 850-1227.