News & Updates : Holy Cross

  • Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc Co-Editor of Pan-Orthodox Study Bible

    Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross, Rev. Dr. John Behr, Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and Dr. George Kiraz, founder and director of Gorgias Press, recently met for the second time to discuss the next steps toward producing a Pan-Orthodox Study Bible (POSB), of which they are the general editors. At the meeting, which took place at the Beth Mardutho Syriac Institute headquarters in Piscataway, New Jersey, on October 25, the three general editors decided on the main vision and structure of this important...

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  • HCHC Mourns the Passing of President Bush

    The Hellenic College Holy Cross community joins all Americans in mourning the passing of President George H. W. Bush. A close friend of His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos of blessed memory, President Bush visited our campus on September 12, 1999–the only American President ever to do so–for the dedication of The Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center. President Bush served as honorary chairman of the dedication committee and offered warm praise for His Eminence in his keynote address. May the memory of both great men be eternal!

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  • Mary Jaharis Center Showcases Richness of Byzantine Culture

    The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross recently presented two programs exploring different but equally fascinating elements of Byzantine cultural expression. On November 13, Amanda Luyster gave a talk on "English Bodies, Imported Silks: Byzantine Textiles in Thirteenth-century England" at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Luyster shared findings from her project documenting and analyzing a largely overlooked body of eastern Mediterranean textiles and their influence on English works of art. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center and the Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies. A concert...

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  • HCHC Professor Leads Renewed OCAMPR Organization

    The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) had a record turnout of more than 150 registrants, including a number of HCHC students, for its 2018 Annual Conference, held November 8-10 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The theme of the conference was “Compliance and Resistance: Discerning the Spirit.” Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, serves as President of OCAMPR, which "has seen a resurgence in the past five years," he says. OCAMPR is an approved organization of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the...

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  • HCHC and Suffolk University Business School Announce New Partnership

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School have signed a partnership agreement whereby Hellenic graduates who have majored or minored in Business Management and meet Suffolk's admission standards can qualify for any of six accelerated master's degree programs at Sawyer. Those accelerated programs lead to the following degrees: Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Marketing (MSM), and Master of Management Studies (MSM). Through this partnership, Hellenic students may be able...

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  • Dr. Mamalakis Honored at Major Publishing Event in Athens

    En Plo Publishing, the largest Christian book publisher in Greece, held a one-day event celebrating the publication of the Greek translation of Parenting Toward the Kingdom (Ancient Faith, 2016) by Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross. The event was part of the seventh Annual Exhibition of Orthodox Christian Books, held November 2-5 in Athens, Greece. The day included a presentation by Dr. Mamalakis and six talks by internationally recognized Greek theologians, therapists, and clergy highlighting aspects of Dr. Mamalakis' work and recognizing its significance for the Orthodox Church. George Bilialis, co-founder of En Plo, said,...

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