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MEMORY ETERNAL: FR. ANTONIOS PAPATHANASIOU
The untimely passing of Fr. Antonios Papathanasiou is being mourned worldwide by everyone whose lives he touched in his 47 years. Fr. Antonios fell asleep in the Lord in Athens on March 29, 2022, following heart complications. Although he was descended from a long line of priests stretching back to 1750 and his father, Fr. Athanasios of blessed memory, was his beloved role model, Fr. Antonios’ path to the priesthood was a long yet enriching one. He majored in Human Development at Hellenic College while also serving as assistant to the director of the Office of Student Life, co-editor of...
FR. PENTIUC FIRST ORTHODOX MEMBER OF B.E.S.T. EDITORIAL BOARD
On February 25, 2022, the Editorial Board of the B.E.S.T (La Bible en ses traditions / The Bible in Its Traditions) Bible Research Program at École Biblique et Archéologique Française (EBAF) in Jerusalem voted unanimously to appoint Fr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, PhD, as a member. He is the only Orthodox scholar ever to serve on the prestigious editorial board, which consists of Dominican professors at EBAF. Fr. Pentiuc is Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins and Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He received an MA in Biblical...
DR. LANA SLOUTSKY APPOINTED VISITING RESEARCH SCHOLAR
Hellenic College is pleased to announce that Dr. Lana Sloutsky will be in residence at HCHC for this academic year as a visiting research scholar. Dr. Sloutsky received her doctorate in the history of art and architecture from Boston University. She most recently served as Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, and Managing Editor of the Journal of Icon Studies at the Museum of Russian Icons. At Hellenic College, she will research the formation and display of various museum collections of Orthodox material culture. Dr. Sloutsky will share the results of her work with the HCHC community later this academic year.
BISHOP JOACHIM OF AMISSOS LECTURES AT DUMBARTON OAKS
On July 15, 2021, His Grace Bishop Joachim (Cotsonis) of Amissos, PhD, presented a lecture, virtually, on the iconography of Byzantine lead seals for the group of international graduate students enrolled in the 2021 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. His Grace, a graduate of Holy Cross, is Director of HCHC’s Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center and an internationally recognized authority on the iconography of lead seals, of which the Dumbarton Oaks 17,000-specimen collection is the largest and most comprehensive in the world. These seals offer...
HCHC HOLDS VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT
On Saturday, May 15, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology held its first Commencement since 2019. The ceremony was unique in the institution's long history for two reasons: it honored the classes of both 2020 and 2021 and combined prerecorded segments with a live, interactive 'virtual kafeneion' following the ceremony itself. Before the formal program began, viewers watched an inspiring video capturing the spiritual, academic, and social life of the campus community. The video was created by Anberin Pasha and Emanuel Sabau, HCHC's media specialists, both of them graduates of the School. The team also produced the...
HCHC TO HOST VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT ON MAY 15, 2021
In order to ensure the continued safety of its campus community during the ongoing pandemic, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will host its baccalaureate and graduate school Commencement ceremonies virtually this year, honoring the classes of both 2020 and 2021. The virtual format will allow the graduates, their families and friends, alumni, and all others who are part of the extended HCHC community to take part without the need to travel. School administrators have been working closely with local health authorities and following the guidelines of the CDC to make informed decisions. George M. Cantonis, President...
NEW PUBLICATIONS BY PROFESSOR STAMATIA DOVA
Dr. Stamatia Dova, Professor and Director of Classics and Greek Studies at Hellenic College, has recently published a new book, The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece (Routledge), which offers an innovative approach to archaic and classical Greek literature by focusing on a little-explored topic through close readings of epic, lyric, and tragic poetry. This monograph revisits key passages from the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, Pindar's epinician odes, Euripides' Herakles, and other texts to identify a poetics of failure that encompasses gods, heroes, athletes, and citizens alike. It is engaging reading for both scholars and students who are interested in...
KALLINIKEION INSTITUTE GOES ONLINE FOR 2020
The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross is an intensive Modern Greek language program sponsored by the Kallinikeion Foundation, offering two courses in Modern Greek, one at the beginning level and one at the intermediate level, with all classes taught by members of the HCHC faculty. This year the program, which is open to both HCHC and non-HCHC students, will run from Monday, May 11, to Friday, June 5. Each student will earn six credits toward graduation upon successful completion of the ninety-hour syllabus. As always, participants will gain both language proficiency and an appreciation of Greek culture. However, in...
Faculty and Students Attend Conference on Missions and Evangelism
HCHC was well represented at the National Conference on Missions and Evangelism held February 3-5, 2020, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the conference, which was made possible by a grant from Leadership 100, was "Leading Change Toward a Healthier Parish." Fr. Jim Kordaris (MDiv 1999), the Director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Stewardship, Outreach, and Evangelism, worked with Fr. Luke Veronis (MDiv 1992) and the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity at HCHC and an ad hoc Missions and Evangelism Committee to organize the conference. Fr. Veronis is Director of the Institute...
Hellenic Students Launch Philanthropic Business Venture
Four Hellenic College students have just launched a new business venture, Orama Watches, with an ambitious philanthropic aim. Demetrius Karathanos from Illinois, Nicholas Metropulos from Florida, Aleksandar Pavlovic from North Macedonia, and Alejandro Zendejas from Mexico may be a diverse group in terms of background, but they share a common vision about socially conscious entrepreneurship. In fact, orama is the Greek word for vision. This bright idea came to Nick, the team leader, at a dark time in his life, when he learned that his mother was terminally ill. He was suddenly aware that everyone has a finite time to...