News & Updates :

  • 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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  • REV. DR. GEORGE PARSENIOS APPOINTED DEAN OF HOLY CROSS

    By a unanimous vote of HCHC's Board of Trustees on May 10, 2021, Rev. Dr. George Parsenios has been appointed Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Professor of New Testament with tenure. In announcing the appointment, HCHC President George M. Cantonis said, "We are extraordinarily fortunate that a scholar of such renown, himself a Holy Cross alumnus, has accepted the deanship, which has always been of tremendous importance to the institution's academic and spiritual vitality, but never more than at this time, as we intensify our efforts to make HCHC the very best it can be."...

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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 SPRING COURSE OFFERINGS AT HOLY CROSS

    Students at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology have several new opportunities to broaden their intellectual and spiritual knowledge this spring semester by learning from distinguished visiting scholars. His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic), the Bishop of Los Angeles and the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, will offer an elective course in the area of dogmatic theology titled Theology, Economy, and Liturgy: Trinitarian Theology and the Economy of Salvation. His Grace holds a PhD in Dogmatics and Patristics from the University of Athens. He has taught at the University of Belgrade, the University of Sarajevo, and the...

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  • HOLY CROSS LAUNCHES NEW ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

    Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is launching a new one-year program in the 2020-2021 academic year: the Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Leadership. The program is designed for those who have completed their bachelor's degrees and wish to deepen their theological knowledge while developing skills and understanding necessary for effective ministry to young people. The Certificate program consists of two full semesters of coursework at the master's level combined with an intensive work study component, which will be conducted through the Office of Vocation and Ministry's CrossRoad Summer Institute and Telos Project, giving participants intensive,...

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  • FR. PENTIUC TO TEACH IN JERUSALEM

    Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, has been invited by the Ecole Biblique et Archaeologique Francaise (EBAF) in Jerusalem to join the faculty there as a visiting professor for the Spring 2021 semester.  EBAF, a research and postgraduate institution founded in 1890, is one of the premier biblical schools in the world, famous for its past and present faculty, comprehensive library, and vital role in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Fr. Pentiuc will teach two courses: Byzantine (Eastern Orthodox) Modes of Biblical...

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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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  • FR. MAXIMOS SPEAKS AT ST. VLADIMIR’S

    On April 7, 2020, the V. Rev. Dr.  Maximos Constas, Interim Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, spoke at an online faculty seminar hosted by St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. The title of his presentation was "John Geometres' Life of the Virgin and the Georgian Life of the Virgin attributed to Maximus the Confessor." Fr Maximos' presentation was based on his current research project, which is a critical edition and English translation of an unpublished, tenth-century Life of the Virgin written by John Geometres (ca. 935-1000 AD), who was the leading literary figure of his era. Collaborating on this project with Fr Maximos is...

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  • Dr. Patitsas Publishes Book on the Ethics of Beauty

    Dr. Timothy Patitsas (MDiv 1994), Interim Dean of Hellenic College and Assistant Professor of Ethics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, has just published a book on The Ethics of Beauty (St. Nicholas Press). The book argues that the Orthodox Christian approach to spiritual life has always been a "Beauty-first" one, laying out examples of how this applies in topics ranging from creation to political theory to the Jesus Prayer, including war, psychology, trauma, chastity, healthy shame, gender, marriage, hospitality, art, architecture, theology, economics, urban planning, and complexity theory. Asked how and why he came to write the...

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