News & Updates : Year: 2021

  • HIS GRACE BISHOP GERASIMOS OF ABYDOS HONORED AT HCHC CONFERENCE

    On October 19 and 20, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology hosted a conference titled Reflections on the Beloved Elder in America: Gerasimos Papadopoulos at which some of Orthodoxy's finest scholars paid tribute to an extraordinary figure in the life of the Church. His Grace Bishop Gerasimos of blessed memory was much loved for his personal qualities of deep piety and humility and greatly esteemed for his writings. He taught and resided at HCHC for many years until his passing in 1995, fittingly on the Feast of the Holy Spirit. His Grace was laid to rest behind...

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  • HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS HONORED AT HCHC

    On Monday, October 18, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, formerly of America, was honored at a celebration highlighting the publication of the Festschrift Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher: Studies in Honor of Archbishop Demetrios of America by Holy Cross Orthodox Press. The celebration took place at the Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. His Eminence served as the Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross from 1983 to 1993, educating many of America's Greek Orthodox clergy. He also taught at Harvard Divinity School as Visiting Professor of New Testament. His Eminence...

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  • CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL WINS HUMANITIES PAPER PRIZE

    Christopher Russell has been named the winner of the Fourth Annual Hellenic College Humanities Paper Prize awarded by the Literature and History Program. Christopher’s winning paper, entitled “America's Response to the Greek Revolution: The Rhetoric of American Philhellenism, 1821-1828," and written in Professor Nicholas Ganson's Greek Revolution Directed Study course this past spring, was selected from a pool of outstanding papers nominated by professors from courses taught during the 2020-21 academic year. Christopher’s paper engages the methodologies of political scientists Walter Lippman, Edward Herman, and Noam Chomsky and draws on an impressive array of historical journals, articles, monographs, and primary...

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY CLASS CONDUCTS FIELD RESEARCH

    On Friday, September 24, Professor Nicholas Ganson’s Environmental History class, accompanied by Hellenic College Interim Dean Timothy Patitsas, conducted field research on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The group examined evidence of interactions between humans and the natural environment at numerous sites, including Mass Audubon's Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. The field trip provided students with insights into the island’s history, ecology, and conservation efforts. Dean Patitsas offered reflections on the beauty of the natural world from an Orthodox perspective and the importance of its preservation, which has been a point of emphasis for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his tenure.

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

    On Saturday, October 23, Hellenic College will host an open house for prospective students--the first such in-person event since 2019. Visitors and their families will be able to tour the campus, meet current students and faculty, sit in on mini-classes, learn about the admissions process and financial aid, and see for themselves what a unique and welcoming community HCHC truly is. Click here to find out more and register.

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  • REV. DR. GEORGE KARAHALIOS LIBRARY OPENS AT MALIOTIS CULTURAL CENTER

    The Maliotis Cultural Center, located on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA, recently opened the Rev. Dr. George Karahalios Library and Lounge. This welcoming and versatile space is made possible by the generous donation of Presvytera Calypso “Lee” Karahalios, in memory of her late husband. Presvytera Lee says she is “honored to be able to help, even a little, the Maliotis Cultural Center, with which my husband and I have been closely connected for over fifty years.” Fr. Karahalios served HCHC in several roles: as a professor of philosophy, as Vice...

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  • COMMUNIQUE OF THE HOLY EPARCHIAL SYNOD

    NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 16, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened a regular meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod via video conference, in order to deliberate on significant matters that affect the Archdiocese of America. At the beginning of the meeting, the synodical hierarchs with joy were informed of today’s communique of our Mother Church, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, that His All-Holiness will indeed make his previously arranged visit to America, without postponement. Discussing the topic of the vaccination of the faithful, the hierarchs unanimously affirmed that the Church not only permits vaccinations against diseases (e.g. polio,...

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  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    Unto the Most Reverend and Right Reverend Hierarchs, Pious Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, Presidents and Members of Parish Councils, Honorable Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Members of Leadership 100, the Day and Afternoon Schools, Philoptochos Societies, the Youth, Greek Orthodox Organizations, and the entirety of the Christ-named Plenitude of the Holy Archdiocese of America, Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet, for He is holy. (Introit) My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross is a milestone in every liturgical year...

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  • NEW ACADEMIC SERVICES COORDINATOR APPOINTED

    Danielle Brown has been appointed the Coordinator of HCHC's Center for Academic Services. Ms. Brown received both a bachelor's degree in English Adolescence Education and a master's degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz.  In her role as Coordinator, Ms. Brown will direct the writing center, arrange tutoring in other subjects, and serve as the principal liaison for students requiring academic accommodations. 

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  • THE GREEK REVOLUTION THROUGH AMERICAN EYES, 1821-1829

    We are pleased to announce that the bicentennial exhibition The Greek Revolution Through American Eyes, 1821-1829 is now live at www.greekrevolution.org! The digital exhibit offers in-depth content, including captivating narrative, historical images, primary sources, and essays by sixteen contributing scholars from the United States and Greece. These essays elucidate topics associated with each of the exhibit’s four main themes and explore connections between Greece and the United States during the revolutionary struggle, as well as its prelude and aftermath. The site, designed to be accessible from both desktop and mobile devices, is a landmark commemoration of the Greek War of...

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