Hellenic College Holy Cross 75th Anniversary Jubilee Sept. 12–15

Hellenic College Holy Cross will celebrate its 75th Anniversary Jubilee September 1215, 2013. The extended weekend event coincides with the school’s name day feast—the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

“I strongly believe that this school is the heart and the mind of our Church in America,” His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America said recently.

Jubilee festivities begin with a ticketed Gala Recognition Banquet on Thursday, September 12, 2013, with FOX News Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel serving as Master of Ceremonies. All are invited to celebrate this exciting milestone in the life of the school.

Friday will feature a public lecture, “The Spiritual Value of Education,” by Hellenic College Dean Dr. Demetrios Katos. There will be tours and a tennis tournament at Longwood Cricket Club, followed by the Great Vespers of the Holy Cross with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America officiating.

The Saturday of the Great Feast will begin with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Worship will be followed by an iconography exhibit, curated by Archon Elias Damianakis, featuring the works of HCHC alumni and other living iconographers. Rev. Dr. Thomas FitzGerald, Professor of Church History and Historical Theology, will offer a second public lecture, “Ambassadors for Christ: Looking Back and Striving Forward,” followed by Mike Emanuel, who will discuss “Traveling the World: Taking Your Faith with You.”

Dr. John T. Chirban, author and director of the Human Development program at Hellenic College, will give a seminar entitled “Understanding Human Sexuality: Talking with Your Kids about Sex.” Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Music, will then speak on “Redemptive Suffering: Good Friday Hymnology” with selections from the Holy Cross St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir’s new CD, which is to be released this weekend as well.

Sunday will begin with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America officiating the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, followed by a campus-wide festival and open house. There will be food, music, Greek dance troupes, and activities for children as well as tours around the beautiful campus overlooking the Boston skyline.

To learn more, register, or sponsor, please visit:  www.hchc.edu/75years

To get involved, please contact:

Helen A. Carlos, 75th Anniversary Committee Chairman
Phone: (404) 790-3361, Email: hacarlo@aol.com

Christine Karavites, 75th Anniversary Jubilee Chairman
Phone: (508) 982-4276, Email: ckaravites@yahoo.com