News & Updates :

  • 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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  • 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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