News and Events

HCHC Hosts First Live-Streaming Alumni Panel Discussion

October 22, 2012

As part of Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2012, Dr. Philip Mamalakis moderated HCHC's first-ever live-streaming panel discussion, entitiled The Vital Ministry of the Laity: The Royal Priesthood of all Believers. The panel was comprised of five lay members of the alumni community, including Gerontissa Foteini, a nun from All Saints Monastery in New York; Elena Khoury, a contract and immigration attorney; Chris Kourlos, a business consultant; Dr. George D. Stavros, Director of the Danielson Institute; and Catherine Varkas, a long-time educator.



Dr. John T. Chirban Launches Media Tour for New Book

October 22, 2012

Clinical psychologist Dr. John T. Chirban, a long time faculty member of Hellenic College and chair of the Human Development Program, has recently published How to Talk with Your Kids About Sex: Help Your Children Develop a Positive, Healthy Attitude Toward Sex and Relationships with Thomas Nelson, Inc. The book seeks to fill a critical void in helping parents and other caregivers address this crucial area of a child's physical, emotional, and spiritual development. A parent of three teens himself, Dr.


Holy Cross Hosts Inter-Seminary Senior Retreat

October 16, 2012

Holy Cross had the blessing to host an Inter-Seminary Senior Retreat September 28-29, 2012. The senior class of Holy Cross, St Vladimir’s, St Tikhon’s and Holy Trinity Seminary joined for fellowship, prayer and to hear the address of Father Irenaeus Steenberg. Father Irenaeus is an Archimandrite in the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad currently living in San Francisco, CA. He is the principal of St John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy, the Dean and Founder of the Sts Cyril & Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies and a Visiting Professor at Santa Clara University. Fr Irenaeus received his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Oxford and has published dozens of books, book contributions and articles in Church History and Patristics.


Kallinikeion Institute Begins Eleventh Year of Modern Greek Language Instruction

August 13, 2012

Hellenic College Holy Cross is pleased to announce the eleventh year of its acclaimed intensive Modern Greek language program. The Kallinikeion Institute at HCHC offers a full-immersion, intensive language program in Modern Greek to Greek Orthodox seminarians and future parish leaders.

Now in its eleventh year, the Kallinikeion Institute has become synonymous with quality instruction of Modern Greek both at Hellenic College Holy Cross in particular and the academic community in general. With two hundred and sixty nine graduates and 1,846 hours of instruction, the Kallinikeion Institute has undertaken the responsibility of educating HCHC students to be ambassadors of Hellenic language and culture nationwide. Many Kallinikeion graduates are serving in parishes across the U.S.


20th Annual Nicholas J. Bouras Golf Tournament

July 25, 2012

The 20th Annual Nicholas J. Bouras Golf tournament to benefit Hellenic College Holy Cross took place on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Kernwood Country Club in Salem, Massachusetts.


Dr. James C. Alex Reposes

July 18, 2012

Dr. James C. Alex, a member of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College Holy Cross, recently died tragically. He was a Trustee for over fourteen years and a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee.

He was a beloved son, brother, uncle and godfather. A devout Orthodox Christian, he was an accomplished physician and an eminent facial reconstructive surgeon. He was a native of Boston who was a graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School.

Dr. Alex opened the Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, his own practice in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, in 2006, following almost twenty years of top-flight accomplishments in research, medical education and surgical practice.


Hellenic College Holy Cross Announces Honorary Speaker and Honoree at 2012 Commencement

May 02, 2012

 George D. Behrakis to be Honored and to Deliver Commencement Address

Hellenic College Holy Cross, the oldest and largest accredited Orthodox Christian institution of higher learning, announced that George D.


Spiritual Formation Teacher Training Course to Be Held at HCHC

April 17, 2012

Catherine Varkas, Director of the nationally accredited Palm Harbor Montessori 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 Holy Cross in Brookline, Massachusetts, from June 18th-June 29th, 2012 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM.


Our role is to prepare an environment that nurtures the sensitive period of spiritual formation and to present Liturgical and Biblical materials that invite the children to respond to God’s love.


Red Sox Baseball Camp to Be Held on HCHC Campus This Summer

April 10, 2012

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Article from The Word - Antiochian Seminarians and Students Growing Together at HCHC

April 06, 2012

by Nayla Daly

The Holy Cross Chapel sits atop the highest point of the Hellenic College Holy Cross campus. Its Byzantine style is reflective of the eleventh and twelfth centuries and is modeled after the Church of the Holy Apostles. Over the horizon is a clear view of the Boston skyline. A Great Vespers service is being chanted in memory of the Holy Great Martyr St. Theodore the General, with a procession of his holy relics.

Lauren Maalouf from St. Nicholas Church in Los Angeles, a fourth-year student of Elementary Education, attends the evening service. Serving is Father Phillip Begley from Sioux City, Iowa, who is completing his Master of Divinity degree at Holy Cross Greek School of Theology. Today the hillside chapel is packed.




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