News & Updates : Month: February 2019

  • Crossroad Director Attends Ecumenical Patriarchate Forum On Modern Slavery

    Kyra Limberakis, Director of the Office of Vocation and Ministry's CrossRoad program, recently attended a remarkable and timely forum on modern slavery in Istanbul, Turkey. Titled "Awareness, Action and Impact," the forum, held January 5-8, was convened by the Task Force on Modern Slavery that was established by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Task Force includes His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles, Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Presvytera Maria Drossos, and the V. Rev. Nephon Tsimalis. The aim of the forum, third in a series that began in 2017, was to transform awareness of this pressing issue into a...

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  • HCHC Board of Trustees Meets

    The HCHC Board of Trustees recently met for their regularly scheduled winter meeting on the campus of our beloved school. Under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, a full presentation on the state of the school was presented by Trustee committees as well as the President, Rev. Christopher Metropulos. This included, but was not limited to, the financial condition of the school as well as past and expected enrollments for the fall of 2019. Throughout the United States, numerous small liberal arts colleges are facing closure or planning to close or to shutter programs in light...

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  • V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas Speaks at Korea Symposium

    V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas, Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross, was a featured speaker at a recent International Symposium on the Environment in Seoul, Korea. The symposium, which was attended by more than 400 people, was part of a celebration to mark the fiftieth anniversary of St. Nicholas Cathedral. His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew delivered the keynote address at the symposium and was followed by Fr. Maximos, whose topic was "A Tale of Two Trees: Nature and Human Transformation." The paper explored St. Maximus the Confessor's interpretation of the two trees in paradise, the Tree of Knowledge and...

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  • HCHC Mourns the Passing of Bishop Athanasius

    The entire HCHC community deeply mourns the untimely passing of His Grace Bishop Athanasius of Kisumu and Western Kenya at the age of 48 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His Grace fell ill just after celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester and, despite the best possible efforts over several weeks to save his life, ultimately succumbed on January 4. A wake will be held at St. Spyridon on Sunday, January 13, from 4-9pm, with a Trisagion service at 7pm. There will also be a wake at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Webster, Massachusetts, on Monday, January 14,...

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  • Holy Cross Student Produces “Love to the End” Documentary Film

    Growing up in Bangalore, India, Anberin Pasha dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. "Every weekend I would go see art films at a cinema near our house and knew very early that I wanted to make films, especially documentaries." But she never imagined that her path to realizing that dream would take her to Florida, then to Serbia, and ultimately to Holy Cross, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree last May and has just begun the two-year Master of Theology program. Anberin went to the University of Florida to study documentary filmmaking. Her thesis film, about a white woman...

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  • Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc Co-Editor of Pan-Orthodox Study Bible

    Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross, Rev. Dr. John Behr, Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and Dr. George Kiraz, founder and director of Gorgias Press, recently met for the second time to discuss the next steps toward producing a Pan-Orthodox Study Bible (POSB), of which they are the general editors. At the meeting, which took place at the Beth Mardutho Syriac Institute headquarters in Piscataway, New Jersey, on October 25, the three general editors decided on the main vision and structure of this important...

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