News & Updates : Year: 2019

  • HCHC Faculty, Students, and Alumni Attend Rome Congress

    Hellenic College Holy Cross had a strong presence at the 24th International Congress of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches held in Rome, Italy, September 16-20, 2019. HCHC participants included Dr. Lewis Patsavos, Emeritus Professor of Canon Law at Holy Cross and Vice President of the Society; Rev. Fr. Patrick Viscuso (MDiv); Rev. Fr. Chrysostom Nassis (BA, MDiv); Seraphim Villabona (MDiv); Kyle Sterner (MDiv candidate): and Rev. Dn. Bartholomew Mercado (BA, MDiv), Secretary General of the Society. Also participating was His Grace Bishop Kyrillos of Abydos, a former visiting professor of canon law at Holy Cross. His...

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  • Catherine Holder Wins Academic Prize

    Catherine Holder, a Hellenic College senior from Centennial, Colorado, has been named the winner of the Hellenic College Humanities Paper Prize. The prize is awarded annually by the faculty of the Literature and History program. Catherine won the award for her outstanding work in two areas within the field of humanities, scholarship and creative writing, having written both a paper and a collection of poetry. Catherine's prize-winning paper, titled "Know Thyself: Mortality and Acceptance of Place as a Way to Self-Knowledge in The Iliad," was submitted for consideration by Dr. Stamatia Dova, Director of the Classics and Greek Studies program,...

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  • HCHC Board Honors Past President Dr. Thomas Lelon

    Dr. Thomas C. Lelon, HCHC President from 1976-1986 and longtime Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, was honored at an elegant dinner in Dowd Hall on September 11. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, Interim President, presided over the dinner, which was attended by members of the Lelon family and of the current Board. In his remarks, Metropolitan Methodios said that, for more than half a century, Dr. Lelon's life and that of the school "have been inextricably linked." His Eminence expressed to the honoree "our profound gratitude...

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  • Hellenic College Holy Cross Statement Regarding Condition of Maliotis Cultural Center

    Office of the President October 3, 2019 It was recently reported in the National Herald that the Maliotis Cultural Center located on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross is "safe" to host events. The Cultural Center is owned by Hellenic College, but it is operated by the Friends of the Maliotis Cultural Center, Inc., a separate non-profit organization. Earlier this week, the College received a report from a professional engineer retained in connection with an ongoing litigation matter between Hellenic College and the Friends. Among other deficiencies in the Friends' maintenance of the Cultural Center, the engineer reported that:...

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  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Pays Extended Visit to HCHC

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited HCHC for the second time in less than three weeks, having blessed our community with his presence at Synaxis and Convocation on August 26. This visit extended from September 10 to 14 and allowed His Eminence, who stayed on campus, to participate in many aspects of the life of the school, which he heads as Chairman of the Board. During his days with us, His Eminence shared his thoughts about the future of HCHC at meetings of the Strategic Planning Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the faculty of the School of Theology....

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  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits HCHC

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited Hellenic College Holy Cross for the first time as Archbishop on Monday, August 26. From the moment of his enthronement, His Eminence has made clear his love and support for the school, so it was especially meaningful that he honored us with his presence at the very beginning of the academic year. The day began with the traditional Agiasmos (blessing of the waters) in Holy Cross Chapel. After joining the community for breakfast in the Condakes Cafeteria, His Eminence toured the campus, greeting students in their classrooms and stopping in at the Library,...

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  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Statement on NECHE Announcement

    Statement from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Chairman of Hellenic College Inc., regarding the NECHE announcement about Hellenic College Holy Cross. "As Chairman of the Board of Hellenic College Inc., I note with significant appreciation all of the outstanding work that has been accomplished at our beloved School, even as the notice of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), from its May 2019 meeting, requires that Hellenic College, Inc. should show cause why it should not be placed on probation or have its accreditation withdrawn. Nevertheless, the process that has led to this notice demonstrates that our School is...

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  • HCHC Mourns the Passing of Metropolitan Panteleimon

    The entire HCHC community has been deeply saddened to learn that His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon (Rodopoulos) of Tyroloi and Serention fell asleep in the Lord on August 7. He was 90 years old and reposed at the Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Vlatades in Thessaloniki, of which he was the abbot for many years. From 1963 to 1966, he served as Dean of our school. HCHC's Interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, began his studies here in 1964 under Metropolitan Panteleimon's leadership. His Eminence is remembered as both a venerable Hierarch and a distinguished theologian. His Eminence Archbishop...

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  • North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Releases New Agreed Statement

    The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has just released a new agreed statement entitled The Vocation and Mission of the People of God: "A Chosen Race, A Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation."  The document was finalized at the most recent meeting of the Consultation in late May at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The Consultation is co-chaired by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Interim President of HCHC, and His Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the Catholic Archbishop of Newark. The Rev. Dr. Thomas FitzGerald, Interim Dean of Holy Cross and Professor of Church...

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  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Announces Search Committee for New HCHC President

    July 24, 2019 In a letter to the interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, the Board of Trustees, Faculty and Administration of Hellenic College Holy Cross, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced the completion of the appointment of the search committee for a new president of the School. In his letter, the Archbishop stated: “Hellenic College and Holy Cross are the well-springs of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States, equipping the Archdiocese with competent, trained clergy and service-oriented lay persons. The leadership of the School is vital to the health of our National Church.” The six-member Committee...

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