News & Updates :

  • HCHC Honors 2019 Alumni of the Year

    The HCHC Alumni Association honored two of its own as Alumni of the Year at a celebratory dinner on Thursday, May 16. Over the years since they graduated, Rev. Fr. Jon Magoulias (BA 1974, MDiv 1977) and Rev. Fr. John Touloumes (MDiv 1985) have faithfully served the Greek Orthodox Church in America in noteworthy ways and brought credit to their alma mater. Also honored at the dinner were the Hellenic College class of 1969, the Holy Cross class of 1994, and both schools' classes of 2009. in his opening remarks, Rev. Fr. Demetrios Costarakis, President of the Alumni Association, referred...

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  • HCHC Celebrates Its 77th Commencement

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology conducted its 77th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 19. Almost 600 people of all ages witnessed the impressive ceremony in the Pappas Gymnasium. His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Vicar of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Interim President of Hellenic College Holy Cross, delivered the invocation, after which the Holy Cross St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir led the singing of both the Greek and American national anthems. HIs Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod, then read a stirring message from His Eminence...

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  • HCHC Trustees Hold First Meeting Under New Leadership

    The Hellenic College Holy Cross Board of Trustees convened on May 17, the eve of HCHC's seventy-seventh Commencement, for its first meeting under the direction of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Interim President. The meeting, chaired by Acting Vice-Chairman George Cantonis, addressed key issues such as the FY2020 budget, accreditation, enrollment for Fall 2019, strategic planning, fundraising efforts, and the long-term sustainability of the institution. Participating in the meeting were His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh, and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco. In addition to being longtime members of the Board...

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  • Announcement Regarding the Election of Archbishop Elpidophoros

    On May 11, 2019, under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate deliberated and elected Metropolitan Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of Bursa and Exarch of Bithynia as the new Archbishop of America. The liturgical service of the Mega Minima (Acceptance) and expressions of thanksgiving by the new Archbishop took place shortly after his election. The official COMMUNIQUE of the Chief Secretariat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate follows: ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Announcement of May 11, 2019 Today, Saturday May 11 2019, the Holy and Sacred Synod, continuing its work, proceeded to fill the vacated seat of the...

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  • Seniors Present on Their Diverse Practicum Experiences

    The second annual Inter-Disciplinary Senior Practicum Luncheon took place on May 9 and featured students from Hellenic College's Psychology & Human Development program and Business Management program. This year's luncheon featured presentations by graduating students about their diverse but equally powerful experiences in the professional settings where they have served this semester. Nicole Chetsas spoke about her work at the Theophany School, an Orthodox preschool and kindergarten. Diana Khalil and Kristen Karavantos-Love presented on their practicum at Bournewood Hospital, an acute psychiatric/addiction treatment facility. Dimitri Evangelatos talked about working with autistic children. Three other P/HD students presented on their capstone...

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  • 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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  • 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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