HCHC Summer News

Although most students have left for the summer, Hellenic College and Holy Cross continue to be a hub of activity during June, July and August with academic, ministerial and vocational programs. Holy Cross offered courses in Hospital Ministry, Liturgical Greek, Preaching and Biblical Hebrew.

Hellenic College once again will offer the Kallinikeion Intensive Greek Program from August 8 to September 2. The program, sponsored by The Kallinikeion Foundation, consists of an average of five hours per day, five days per week, of classroom instruction with a substantial amount of preparation work for the next day's class. Students are offered the opportunity to explore Greek culture, music and literature, combining their academic studies with museum visits, traditional Greek music concerts, Greek poetry recitation and other educational events.

The CrossRoad  program, offered by the Office of Vocation and Ministry, brings Orthodox high school juniors and seniors to campus in two sessions, one in June and one in July. The program immerses the students in an exploration of what it means to be Orthodox by experiencing daily a full liturgical life with matins at Holy Cross Chapel and vespers at different Orthodox churches in the Boston area, by studying their faith in an Orthodox academic setting with two mini-courses taught by seminary professors, by serving their neighbors through service projects at differenct outreach ministries in the Boston area and by forming lasting friendships as they discern their life callings, matching their personal gifts with the needs of the world.

The Special Program for the Diaconate, now in it fifth year, brings thirty five men to campus each year for two weeks in August as part of an educational and formational process established by the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Dr. James Skedros, Cantonis Professor at Hellenic College and Holy Cross, heads the program on campus where participants receive instruction from Holy Cross faculty in aspects of Church life, including theology and liturgics. Participants must also work with their parish priest and local metropolitan before requesting diaconal ordination. The program does not meet the requirements for ordination to the priesthood, which is accomplished, in part, through the Master of Divinity program at Holy cross.

The Summer Program in Patristics, sponsored by The Pappas Patristic Institue at Holy Cross, provides a unique opportunity to students, clergy and interested lay people to study and discuss classic texts of the early Chruch through small study groups and brief lectures. The program will run from July 18-23.

All of these programs have become very popular and bring a wide cross section of Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike to the Hellenic College and Holy cross campus. Anyone interested in any of the programs can get further information at www.hchc.edu.

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

Paschal Recess
April 14, 2014
Bright Monday - No Classes/Offices Closed
April 21, 2014
Bright Tuesday - No Classes/Offices Open
April 22, 2014
Deserts, Rivers and Mountains: Nature and Divinity in Byzantine Pilgrimage Art
Library Reading Room
April 22, 2014 4 pm
Classes Resume
April 23, 2014
Third Annual Chamby's Award Show
Maliotis Cultural Center
April 24, 2014 7:30 pm

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