The 69th Commencement of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will take place on Saturday, May 21st, 2011. An Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin the day at 7:30 AM in Holy Cross Chapel followed by Commencement in The Pappas Auditorium. Hellenic College will have fifteen graduates and Holy Cross will graduate forty three. This year's honorary degree recipient will be Dr. Christos Yannaras, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Cultural Diplomacy at The Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens.
The second Cantonis Lecture will be given tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 28, in the Reading Room of the Archbishop Iakovos Library on the campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross. Please see the details in the Cantonis Lecture Series in the News and Events sidebar to the left of this page.
A two week teacher training immersion course will be offered at Hellenic College in June. Please see the full press release under the News and Events sidebar to the left on this page.
Catherine Varkas, Director of the nationally accredited Palm Harbor ontessori Teacher Education Center, will offer a two week immersion course in teacher training exploring the religious nature and vital needs of the 3 to 6 year old child. The program will take place at Hellenic College in Brookline, Massachusetts, from June 6 to June 17, 2011.
The course will immerse participants in instruction and materials linked to the Gospel and the liturgical experience of the Orthodox Church in classes from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday on the College's campus for two weeks. Material presented will be sequenced for a three year curriculum. Tuition is $700.
CHRIST IS RISEN !
CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD, BY DEATH HAS HE TRAMPLED DOWN DEATH AND ON THOSE IN THE GRAVES HAS HE BESTOWED LIFE.
CHRISTOS ANESTI !
HOLY WEEK SERVICES AT HOLY CROSS CHAPEL
Please see Holy Week Services in sidebar (at left) under News and Events for complete schedule.
HOLY CROSS CHAPEL HOLY WEEK SERVICES
April 16 Lazarus Saturday........8 am Divine Liturgy, 5 pm Vespers
April 17 Palm Sunday...............8 am Matins and Divine Liturgy, 6 pm Matins of Holy Monday, Service of the Bridegroom
April 18 Holy Monday.................8 am 9th Hour, Presanctified Liturgy, 6 pm Matins of Holy Tuesday
April 19 Holy Tuesday................8 am 9th Hour, Presanctified Liturgy, 6 pm Matins of Holy Wednesday, Hymn of Kassiane
April 20 Holy Wednesday..........8 am 9th Hour, Presanctified Liturgy 6 pm Mystery of Holy Unction
April 21 Holy Thursday...............8 am Liturgy of St.
The Office of Vocation and Ministry at Hellenic College had a busy and productive month.
March 3rd: Exploration of the Priestly Vocation. Eleven undergraduate students attended a luncheon with Fr. Ted Barbas, Chancellor of the Metropolis of Boston, who shared reflections on the spiritual fathers in his life. This was the fourth session in an annual series devoted to helping Hellenic College men explore a calling to the priesthood.
March 10th: Women in Ministry Luncheon. The OVM welcomed HCHC alumna Chrysanthy Tiggas to campus to speak to Hellenic College women about her experience in ministry. Chrysanthy works at the Metropolis of Boston Camp and the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH.
A symposium, entitled "Philanthropy in Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy: Theological and Practical Aspects of an Orthodox Expression of Philanthropy", will be presented on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 7:15 pm, in the Reading Room of the Archbishop Iakovos Library on the campus of Hellenic College and Holy Cross. The presenters are Mr. Constantine M. Triantafilou, Executive Director of International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Rev. Dr. Demetrios Moraitis, of St. Paraskeve Greek Orthodox Church in Greenlawn, NY, the Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Clapsis, Archbishop Iakovos Professor of Orthodox Theology at Holy Cross, and Mr. John papson, social worker. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.
The Moderator will be Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross.
The ten Hellenic College students who went to Guatemala City, Guatemala, during spring break have returned to campus. They participated in the Ortodox Christian Fellowship program called Real Break, which sponsors Orthodox college students on trips to various areas of the world to help Orthodox people in need. The Hellenic College group visited and worked at Hogar Rafael Ayau, an orphanage in Guatemala City run by Orthodox nuns that is under the auspices of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of Guatemala. Thus, their spring break, usually a time of vacation and partying for many college students in this country, was turned into a period of sacrifice and witness, an expression of Orthodox philanthropy.
Below is a list of upcoming events at Hellenic College Holy Cross. For a complete list, please refer to our Campus Calendar.