We’re halfway through the week and the fun continues each day! Today’s Flex was Arts & Crafts, lead by Alex Magdalinos, where we learned about the importance of prayer in our life, both personal and communal. Everyone made their own book with prayers for various occasions and beautiful icons to go along with each prayer.
Today our campers and staff received the sacrament of confession to prepare us for receiving Holy Communion on Saturday. We thank our visiting clergy, Fr. John Kalomas for coming up to help out his brother priests, Fr. Greanias, Fr. Georgiou, Fr. Boznos and Fr. Arbanas.
As most of you experienced rain and storms throughout the day, we were blessed with good weather until the evening. Tonight was our camp fire/sing-a-long, but due to the inclement weather, we moved indoors. First, we had a session with Presvytera Anna Kallis that showed how everyday people who lived like us became saints and leaders through prayer, repentance and the sacraments. Then we were blessed to venerate relics of St. Nectarios and St. Porphyrios, which were brought to us by Fr. Loukas Gikas. He told us about their lives and how we are all called to be saints. What a fulfilling night to nourish our souls!
Our voices filled the Main Lodge as we sang our favorite Fanari songs with Fr. George Lamberis, who made a guest appearance tonight. Presvytera Anna and Sara Pessimissis lead our campers while singing, “Pharaoh, Pharaoh”, “Deep”, “Seek Ye First” and “Take My Hand”. Fr. George also lead an energetic “BOOMBA, HEY!” to entertain the campers! Our spirit sticks tonight went to the Athenians and Spartans. Great job campers and counselors for letting your spirit shine through in all you do each day!
All is quiet in the cabins….another blessed day….another opportunity for beautiful memories…another wonderful day at Fanari Camp.