News & Updates :

  • 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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  • North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Releases New Agreed Statement

    The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has just released a new agreed statement entitled The Vocation and Mission of the People of God: "A Chosen Race, A Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation."  The document was finalized at the most recent meeting of the Consultation in late May at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The Consultation is co-chaired by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Interim President of HCHC, and His Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the Catholic Archbishop of Newark. The Rev. Dr. Thomas FitzGerald, Interim Dean of Holy Cross and Professor of Church...

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  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Announces Search Committee for New HCHC President

    July 24, 2019 In a letter to the interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, the Board of Trustees, Faculty and Administration of Hellenic College Holy Cross, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced the completion of the appointment of the search committee for a new president of the School. In his letter, the Archbishop stated: “Hellenic College and Holy Cross are the well-springs of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States, equipping the Archdiocese with competent, trained clergy and service-oriented lay persons. The leadership of the School is vital to the health of our National Church.” The six-member Committee...

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  • Fr. Cotsonis Lectures at Dumbarton Oaks

    On July 12, 2019, the V. Rev. Archimandrite Joachim Cotsonis, PhD, presented a lecture on the iconography of Byzantine lead seals for the graduate students enrolled in the 2019 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program at Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. Fr. Joachim 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 great insight into all aspects of Byzantine studies, including art...

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  • 27th Annual Golf Classic a Great Success

    The 27th annual Hellenic College Holy Cross Nicholas J. Bouras Memorial Golf Classic is always a much-anticipated highlight of the summer and this year's event was no exception. Players from as far away as Georgia gathered at the lovely Kernwood Country Club in Salem, Massachusetts on July 15 for a full day of golf on the championship course designed by the great Donald Ross. Before teeing off, they were presented with gift bags and socialized at a buffet brunch. The golfers later enjoyed chicken souvlaki and locanico served on the course. They and their guests filled the clubhouse at the...

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  • Dr. Mamalakis in Moscow for Russian Book Launch

    Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, recently completed a whirlwind visit to Moscow centered on the Russian publication of his latest work, Parenting Toward the Kingdom. “I wrote this book principally for the Church in the United States,“ he says, “so I am overwhelmed by the strong positive reception my work has received internationally.” The Greek translation of Parenting Toward the Kingdom debuted just last fall. Nina Pereslegina of Dar Publishing House, the publishers of the Russian edition, warmly welcomed the large crowd at a special book launch event. Fr....

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  • Holy Cross Seminarians Attend Enthronement Service

    The enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros as the new leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been greeted with great joy by the faithful throughout the United States and around the world. No one, however, could be more joyful and proud than the Holy Cross seminarians who were invited to witness the ceremony in person at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City. Happiest of all is surely His Eminence's godson, Elias Pappas, who just graduated from Hellenic College and will enter Holy Cross in September. With his enthronement, Archbishop Elpidophoros automatically becomes...

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  • 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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  • Holy Cross Graduates Receive Crosses

    Congratulations to our newest Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology graduates, who received their crosses during Great Vespers and Stavrophoria on Friday, May 17. Members of the class of 2019 are pictured here with HCHC's Interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, along with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, His Eminence Metropolitan Andreas of Arkalochori, Kastelli and Viannos, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, and His Grace Bishop Ilia of Philomelion. Holy Cross Chapel was filled with...

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