Each year, the Orthodox Christian Fellowship sponsors a program called "Real Break" for Orthodox college students. The program sends students from various schools to different parts of the world to work with Orthodox people in need. The name of the program points out that what the students do is a "real" committment, a "real" use of Spring break, an expression of Orthodox philanthropy, instead of just going to a warm and sunny locale.
This Saturday, March 19, ten Hellenic College students will depart for Guatemala where they will spend a week living and working at an Orthodox orphanage in Guatemala City. The orphanage, Hogar Rafael Ayau, is under the auspices of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of Guatemala and is staffed by Orthodox nuns. There are approximately 100 orphans there.
Dr. James Skedros, the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies, has announced the Spring 2011 Lecture Series. The first lecture, "Ekphrasis: Materializing Martyria Then and Now", on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7pm in the Reading Room of the Archbishop Iakovos Library on the campus of Hellenic College and Holy Cross, will be given by Professor Vasiliki Limberis of Temple Unviersity.
The second lecture, "Aquinas in Byzantium", by Dr. Marcus Plested of the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University, will be on Thursday, April 28, also in th Reading Room. Please use the following link for mor information about the lectures. Cantonis 2011 Lecture Series
The Spring 2011 Cantonis Lecture Series will conclude tomorrow night, April 28 with a presentation by Dr. Marcus Plested who will be speaking on the ways in which Byzantine scholars, theologians and churchmen responded to the philosophical and theological writings of Thomas Aquinas. The lecture begins at 7:30 pm and will be held in the Reading Room of the Archbishop Iakovos Library on the campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross. Refreshments will follow.
Dr. Plested is Vice-Principal and Academic director of the Institute for Christian Studies in Cambridge (UK) and is currently a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. He wrote his doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and is the author of The Macarian Legacy (Oxford, 2004).
The Office of Vocation and Ministry recently hosted the sixth annual St. Photios the Great Faith and Learning Symposium. This year's theme was the relationship between religion and science.
Each year the Symposium welcomes local area college students and provides them with a unique opportunity to meet and discuss the challenges they face living their faith while in school. Thirty five students from Boston University, Harvard, the New England School of Optometry, Olin College of Engineering, Queens College, Tufts, the University of Connecticut, Hellenic College and Holy Cross came together to hear three outstanding speakers, Dr. Daniel Buxhoeveden of the University of South Carolina whose specialty is cognitive science, Dr.
Hellenic College is pleased to announce that it will offer a 1.5 credit course in conjunction with the Spiritual Odyssey program of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. The course, entitled "Introduction to Orthodox Christian Spirituality", will be offered by Fr. Christopher Flesoras, PhD. Requirements for the course include: an introductory paper detailing the student's understanding and experience of Orthodox spirituality; expectations for the Spiritual Odyssey and thoughts on pre-departure readings; daily one page reflections on travel and assigned readings; participation in discussions on assigned readings; and a final paper synthesizing aspects of Orthodox spirituality framed within the Spiritual Odyssey. The course option will be offered at an additional cost of $750.
Hellenic College is pleased to announce that a 1.5 credit college course will be offered in conjunction with the Spiritual Odyssey program of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. The course, "Introductioon to Orthodox Christian Spirituality", will be offered by Fr. Christopher Flesoras, PhD. Requirements for the course include: an introductory paper detailing the student's understanding and experience of Orthodox spirituality; expectations for the Spiritual Odyssey and thoughts on pre-departure readings; daily one page reflections on travel and assigned readings; participation in discussions on assigned readings; and a final paper synthesizing aspects of Orthodox spirituality framed within the Spiritual Odyssey. The course option will be offered at an additional cost of $750.
It was with great sadness that the HCHC community learned of the repose of Schemamonk Constantine, known in the world as Constantine Cavarnos, PhD. He lived deep into old age and spent the last few years of his life at St. Anthony's Monastery in Florence, Arizona. Although afflicted with many of the maladies common to some one his age, he very much loved being able to spend his last years at St. Anthony's. His slight physical stature belied the energy he displayed throughout his life. He possessed an intellect that was great in its knowledge of, and ability to convey, Orthodox Christian values and Hellenic ideals. His life was the embodiment of the kallos of ancient Hellenism and the piety of Orthodox Christianity.
The Michael G.and Anastasia Cantonis Chair of Byzantine Studies at Hellenic College and Holy Cross will present the first of two lectures in its Spring Lecture Series in the Reading Room of the Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center on March 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The lecture will be given by Professor Vasiliki Limberis of Temple Unversity and is entitled "Ekphrasis: Materializing Martyria Then and Now." Professor Limberis is Associate Professor of Ancient Christianity at Temple University, Department of Religion, and affiliate faculty in the Department of Greek and Roman Classics, where she has taught since 1990. She holds both masters and doctoral degrees from Harvard Divinity School.
Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of America, will be at Hellenic College and Holy Cross on Monday, March 7, for the annual Clean Monday Retreat for students. He will deliver an address and then preside at the Mystery of Holy Unction. The entire HCHC community welcomes the Archbishop to campus and looks forward to his participation in this important beginning to Great Lent. Clean Monday is set aside each year as a day of prayer, fasting and self-examination for the students. The afternoon will be spent as a time for reflection and meetings with spiritual fathers. The day will conclude with Great Compline and the Canon of St. Andrew.
Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta will visit Hellenic College and Holy Cross from Saturday, March 5 through Monday, March 7. He will celebrate an Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Chapel on Sunday morning, March 6 and attend the Vespers of Forgiveness in the evening. On Monday, March 7, he will take part in the annual Clean Monday Retreat on campus and spend time with those students at Hellenic College and Holy Cross who are from the Metropolis of Atlanta. The community welcomes Metropolitan Alexios and looks forward to having him on campus. It is certainly appreciated by all the students that they have the opportunity to meet with the hierarchs of the church here at the school.
Below is a list of upcoming events at Hellenic College Holy Cross. For a complete list, please refer to our Campus Calendar.