News & Updates :

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Statement on NECHE Announcement

    Statement from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Chairman of Hellenic College Inc., regarding the NECHE announcement about Hellenic College Holy Cross. "As Chairman of the Board of Hellenic College Inc., I note with significant appreciation all of the outstanding work that has been accomplished at our beloved School, even as the notice of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), from its May 2019 meeting, requires that Hellenic College, Inc. should show cause why it should not be placed on probation or have its accreditation withdrawn. Nevertheless, the process that has led to this notice demonstrates that our School is...

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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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  • HCHC Trustees Hold First Meeting Under New Leadership

    The Hellenic College Holy Cross Board of Trustees convened on May 17, the eve of HCHC's seventy-seventh Commencement, for its first meeting under the direction of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Interim President. The meeting, chaired by Acting Vice-Chairman George Cantonis, addressed key issues such as the FY2020 budget, accreditation, enrollment for Fall 2019, strategic planning, fundraising efforts, and the long-term sustainability of the institution. Participating in the meeting were His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh, and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco. In addition to being longtime members of the Board...

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  • Announcement Regarding the Election of Archbishop Elpidophoros

    On May 11, 2019, under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate deliberated and elected Metropolitan Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of Bursa and Exarch of Bithynia as the new Archbishop of America. The liturgical service of the Mega Minima (Acceptance) and expressions of thanksgiving by the new Archbishop took place shortly after his election. The official COMMUNIQUE of the Chief Secretariat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate follows: ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Announcement of May 11, 2019 Today, Saturday May 11 2019, the Holy and Sacred Synod, continuing its work, proceeded to fill the vacated seat of the...

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  • Hellenic College Board of Trustees Announcement

    Hellenic College Holy Cross President, Father Christopher Metropulos, DMin, announced his resignation today. “I was proud to serve HCHC for the past four years. I will forever be honored and humbled by the opportunity to have served alongside our terrific faculty, staff, and students,” said Father Metropulos. Under Father Metropulos’ leadership, HCHC began the process of re-evaluating the college, added key partnerships to enhance its academic and athletic offerings, and initiated an enhancement to the School’s fundraising efforts called the Guardians of HCHC. In addition, the college and seminary redesigned its website and began a renovation project on the Holy...

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  • HCHC Updates

    At its Winter 2019 meeting, the HCHC Board of Trustees initiated the creation of a ReImagining Committee to design short- and long-term plans to modify HCHC’s academic programs in order to ensure the sustainability and growth of our School. The Committee has convened a total of eight times and has worked closely with the faculty to ReImagine Hellenic College’s offerings. We are pleased to announce that the result is a plan that ReImagines HCHC’s educational offerings by restructuring Hellenic College's majors, thereby lowering expenditures, more appropriately maximizing current faculty across both Hellenic and Holy Cross, and utilizing our current academic...

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  • HCHC Board of Trustees Meets

    The HCHC Board of Trustees recently met for their regularly scheduled winter meeting on the campus of our beloved school. Under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, a full presentation on the state of the school was presented by Trustee committees as well as the President, Rev. Christopher Metropulos. This included, but was not limited to, the financial condition of the school as well as past and expected enrollments for the fall of 2019. Throughout the United States, numerous small liberal arts colleges are facing closure or planning to close or to shutter programs in light...

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