News and Events


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Holy Week Services

April 15, 2011


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Holy Week Services

April 15, 2011


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.


Office of Vocation and Ministry

April 13, 2011

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.


Philanthropy Symposium April 7

April 04, 2011

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.


Hellenic College Students Return From Guatemala

April 01, 2011

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.


Students in Guatemala

March 24, 2011

Pictured above are the ten Hellenic College students and their advisors who are visiting and working at the Hogar Rafael Ayau orphanage in Guatemala City, Guatemala. They are participating in the "Real Break" program which sends Orthodox college students during their spring break to work with Orthodox people in need in different parts of the world. The orphanage is under the auspices of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in Guatemala. They will return to the college on Saturday.

Top row, L-R,Nicholas Savas, Fr. Peter Chamberis, advisor, John Dalber, Michael Gregoriades, Sebastian Mot, Seraphim Ramos and Alexia Chamberis, advisor.


Students Report From Guatemala

March 23, 2011

The ten Hellenic College students staying at the Hogar Rafael Ayau orphanage in Guatemala City, Guatemala, have sent back a report about their visit. The five men and 5 women have been busy every day, all day, working on various projects around the orphanage, as well as interacting with the children and attending services in the chapel. Leading this group is Fr. Peter Chamberis, Chaplain at Hellenic College and Holy Cross, and his daughter, Alexia Chamberis. Following is the report received from Nicholas Savas, one of the students, on behalf of the ten.

"We landed here in Guatemala very late Saturday night, so we did not have the opportunity to meet many kids. Most of them were in bed already.


Orthodoxy and Higher Education

March 21, 2011

A Conference on Orthodoxy and Higher Education will be held at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary from June 9 to June 11.


HCHC Students in Kenya

March 17, 2011

Several Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology students are on the way to Kenya to visit Orthodox there during spring break, following in the footsteps of four HCHC students who visited Kenya on a mission trip last year. They are Hellenic College junior Alexandria Ritsi and freshman Alexis Campbell and School of Theology juniors Stephanos Ritsi and John Uhl, and freshman Thomas Manuel. Genevieve Uhl and Sam Williams are also on the trip. The group is being led by Bishop Savas of Troas, head of the Department of Church and Society at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Father Martin Ritsi from St. Augustine, Florida.




Below is a list of upcoming events at Hellenic College Holy Cross.  For a complete list, please refer to our Campus Calendar.

Patriots' Day - No Classes, Offices Closed
Apr 20
4th Annual Chamby's Award Show
Maliotis Cultural Center
Apr 23 8 pm
Dr. Maria Khoury Book Talk
Holy Cross Bookstore
Apr 24 3:30 pm
Holy Cross Resident Fellow Lecture
Library Reading Room
Apr 27 3:30 pm
Community Connections Celebration
Library Reading Room
Apr 30 12:30 pm
Last Day of Classes for Graduating Seniors
May 1