News & Updates : Month: November 2018

  • Hellenic College Board of Trustees Announcement

    Hellenic College Holy Cross President, Father Christopher Metropulos, DMin, announced his resignation today. “I was proud to serve HCHC for the past four years. I will forever be honored and humbled by the opportunity to have served alongside our terrific faculty, staff, and students,” said Father Metropulos. Under Father Metropulos’ leadership, HCHC began the process of re-evaluating the college, added key partnerships to enhance its academic and athletic offerings, and initiated an enhancement to the School’s fundraising efforts called the Guardians of HCHC. In addition, the college and seminary redesigned its website and began a renovation project on the Holy...

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  • HCHC Receives CASE Excellence Award

    On March 14, 2019, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) honored Hellenic College Holy Cross at its annual conference with a Silver Excellence Award in the Video Fundraising category for its 2018 Day of Giving video. CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and allied areas. It serves more than 3,700 universities, colleges, schools, and related organizations in more than 80 countries. HCHC competed against 230 other entries from institutions in District I, the regional chapter representing the northeastern United States and...

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  • OVM Hosts CrossRoad Alumni Retreat

    The Office of Vocation & Ministry welcomed 65 CrossRoad alumni from across the United States back to campus on April 12 for a three-day retreat. CrossRoad is the OVM's very popular summer program for high school juniors and seniors wanting to engage more deeply with their faith and with other young Orthodox Christians. Since its first session fifteen years ago, CrossRoad has expanded to two annual sessions at HCHC and, as of last year, to a third session in Chicago. "We had almost every year represented at the retreat," says Kyra Limberakis, Assistant Director of the OVM and Director of...

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  • Holy Cross Seminarians Spend Spring Break in Ireland

    For most Bostonians, Irish or not, St. Patrick's Day is an annual celebration highlighted by parades and beer-fueled revelry. For three Holy Cross seminarians, however, St. Patrick's Day 2019 marked the beginning of a trip to Ireland for more serious reasons: to engage with the Orthodox community of Dublin, visit holy sites around the country, and introduce Orthodox thought and worship at University College Cork, part of the National University of Ireland. The invitation to Cork came via a friend Adam Murphy made while earning a master's degree at Boston College before coming to Holy Cross. As his name suggests,...

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  • HCHC Updates

    At its Winter 2019 meeting, the HCHC Board of Trustees initiated the creation of a ReImagining Committee to design short- and long-term plans to modify HCHC’s academic programs in order to ensure the sustainability and growth of our School. The Committee has convened a total of eight times and has worked closely with the faculty to ReImagine Hellenic College’s offerings. We are pleased to announce that the result is a plan that ReImagines HCHC’s educational offerings by restructuring Hellenic College's majors, thereby lowering expenditures, more appropriately maximizing current faculty across both Hellenic and Holy Cross, and utilizing our current academic...

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  • HCHC Students Lead Mission Trip to Kenya

    Dean and Xenia Franck, both in the Master of Divinity program at Holy Cross, were part of a team of HCHC students who spent their spring break in western Kenya. Dean had already been to Kenya a number of times and the couple spent two months there together last summer, an experience that gave them an idea. "After visiting St. Tabitha's Orphanage and School," Xenia explains, "we decided to organize a team to go do some teaching and build a chicken coop." The orphanage is in the diocese of the late Bishop Athanasius, whose recent untimely passing galvanized the Francks...

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