News & Updates :

  • Missionary Jennifer Rice (MTS 2016) Returns to Campus

    The HCHC community was delighted to welcome back Jennifer Rice recently while she was on furlough from her work as a missionary in the Guatemalan village of Aguacate under the auspices of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). During her days on campus, Jennifer spoke to students about her experience as a missionary at Vespers and at an evening event hosted by the students' Missions Committee. Before enrolling at Holy Cross in the Master of Theological Studies program, Jennifer had been a high school teacher for some years in her native California. Then an Orthodox missionary came to speak at...

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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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  • Fr. Maximos Lectures on the Fathers in New York and Kansas

    On January 30, the V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas, Interim Dean and Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, was the keynote speaker at a celebration of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day. The event was sponsored by the Greek Education Office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City. Fr. Maximos chose as his topic "Sing to the Lord a New Song: The Three Hierarchs and the Theology of Music." He spoke before a large and appreciative audience that included His Eminence...

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  • Fr. Maximos Delivers Keynote Lecture at Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue

    The V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas, Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, delivered the keynote lecture at the third annual Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue and Lecture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 13. Fr. Maximos, who also headlined last year's gathering, chose as his topic "Understanding Icons."  In his talk, enhanced by many images, Fr. Maximos said, "Every icon is a means of spiritual encounter and dialogue...It shares in the holiness of the sacred figure whose likeness it bears. The icon is not a work of art but rather a work of witness...

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  • Fr. Pentiuc Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Romania

    Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. The honor was proposed by the faculty of the Cluj Orthodox School of Theology for Fr. Pentiuc’s significant contributions in the area of biblical studies and Semitic philology, as well as for his many endeavors to promote Orthodox theology in the Western Hemisphere.   The conferral ceremony took place on November 5, 2019, in the Aula Magna (great hall) of the university, the...

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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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  • HCHC Board Honors Past President Dr. Thomas Lelon

    Dr. Thomas C. Lelon, HCHC President from 1976-1986 and longtime Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, was honored at an elegant dinner in Dowd Hall on September 11. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, Interim President, presided over the dinner, which was attended by members of the Lelon family and of the current Board. In his remarks, Metropolitan Methodios said that, for more than half a century, Dr. Lelon's life and that of the school "have been inextricably linked." His Eminence expressed to the honoree "our profound gratitude...

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  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Pays Extended Visit to HCHC

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited HCHC for the second time in less than three weeks, having blessed our community with his presence at Synaxis and Convocation on August 26. This visit extended from September 10 to 14 and allowed His Eminence, who stayed on campus, to participate in many aspects of the life of the school, which he heads as Chairman of the Board. During his days with us, His Eminence shared his thoughts about the future of HCHC at meetings of the Strategic Planning Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the faculty of the School of Theology....

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  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits HCHC

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited Hellenic College Holy Cross for the first time as Archbishop on Monday, August 26. From the moment of his enthronement, His Eminence has made clear his love and support for the school, so it was especially meaningful that he honored us with his presence at the very beginning of the academic year. The day began with the traditional Agiasmos (blessing of the waters) in Holy Cross Chapel. After joining the community for breakfast in the Condakes Cafeteria, His Eminence toured the campus, greeting students in their classrooms and stopping in at the Library,...

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  • HCHC Mourns the Passing of Metropolitan Panteleimon

    The entire HCHC community has been deeply saddened to learn that His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon (Rodopoulos) of Tyroloi and Serention fell asleep in the Lord on August 7. He was 90 years old and reposed at the Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Vlatades in Thessaloniki, of which he was the abbot for many years. From 1963 to 1966, he served as Dean of our school. HCHC's Interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, began his studies here in 1964 under Metropolitan Panteleimon's leadership. His Eminence is remembered as both a venerable Hierarch and a distinguished theologian. His Eminence Archbishop...

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