Among the grants given by this Orthodox Christian family is one to the Metropolis of Chicago, which funded a new ministry for children with disabilities, entitled,
“PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME”
On Saturday October 30, 2010 this ministry held it’s first retreat, entitled “The Liturgy through Your Senses.” The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago published a document which describes the day of the retreat. To Access: Pick up your cross.doc
Here is an account, with pictures, of another event sponsored by this ministry in 2011, and an anticipation of the second retreat. http://chicago.goarch.org/journal/2011/8/10/pick-up-your-cross-and-follow-me-right-to-fanari.html
As further news of this ministry comes out, it will be shared here.
Home Page of the Foundation: http://novakfamilyfoundation.org/Home_Page.html
Image of Cross from http://liturgyandmusic.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/june-26-isabel-florence-hapgood-ecumenist-and-journalist-1929/