News & Updates :

  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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