Who We Are
Hellenic College Holy Cross, the oldest and largest accredited Orthodox Christian institution of higher education in America, offers theological, professional and liberal arts programs that integrate faith, learning and service. Hellenic College Holy Cross is one academic and ecclesiastical community comprised of two distinct schools that have evolved together. The faculties of both the undergraduate and graduate schools are engaged in the education and formation of the future leaders of our Church and society.
Hellenic College is a vibrant Orthodox Christian college that prepares men and women for principled leadership in their professions and in their communities. Hellenic College offers six majors: Human Development, Management and Leadership, Elementary Education, Religious Studies, Classics and Greek Studies and Literature and History. Students experience its challenging academics that are further enriched by cultural opportunities in Boston and abroad.
Hellenic College’s distinctive pedagogy fosters a holistic growth experience for each student. Students grow intellectually, spiritually, socially and personally. Hellenic College is a place where professional occupations become sacred vocations.
Holy Cross, the theological school of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and member of the prestigious Boston Theological Institute, is the oldest and largest Orthodox Christian school of theology in America. Holy Cross offers three graduate degrees: Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Theological Studies (MTS) and Master of Theology (ThM). Well over 80% of the priests currently serving in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are graduates of Holy Cross. Holy Cross has distinguished alumni throughout America and in many countries around the world.
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has served as the only seminary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America since it was founded in 1937 in Pomfret, Connecticut. Since moving to Brookline, Massachusetts in 1947, students and faculty have benefited greatly from the world-class educational resources and rich cultural offerings of Boston. Holy Cross, recognizing the growing needs of the Church, expanded in 1968. Its growth and maturation as an academic entity allowed for the creation of a separate undergraduate school, which became known as Hellenic College.
The beautiful 52-acre campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross is perched on a scenic hilltop overlooking downtown Boston. Students, many of them married with children, and faculties of both schools continue to share the same facilities and form one academic and ecclesiastical community.