News & Updates :

  • PAPPAS PATRISTIC INSTITUTE HOSTS MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM

    The Pappas Patristic Institute at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology hosted a three-day Colloquium on the Mystagogy of St. Maximos the Confessor from April 28-30, 2022, that drew renowned patristic scholars from all over the world to present diverse perspectives on the work and related topics. The Colloquium opened on campus the evening of Thursday, April 28, with a lecture by the Very Reverend Archimandrite Maximos Constas, PhD, Director of the Institute and Professor of Patristics and Orthodox Spirituality at Holy Cross. His spoke on “The Body as Ritual Space: The Mystagogy and the Architecture of Deification” to...

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  • HCHC RETIRES $5.3 MILLION MORTGAGE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross has paid off the $5.3 million mortgage on the Barletta property, a seven-acre parcel of land adjacent to the main campus that was acquired in 2006 to provide opportunities for expansion and to protect against encroaching development. The retirement of the debt was made possible by a gift of $2.5 million from a most generous benefactor, the Honorable Michael Huffington, and by a matching gift of $2.5 million from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which had received a large bequest from the estate of Suzanne Mados. The final $300,000 was provided by the Charles Cotros...

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  • HOLY CROSS OFFERS FIRST ONLINE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM

    Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received approval by the New England Commission of Higher Education to offer a fully online Master of Theology (ThM) degree program. In a letter to HCHC President George M. Cantonis dated March 21, 2022, the Commission noted that the online version of the program, which has been offered in person on HCHC’s campus for almost forty years, will allow prospective students to pursue the ThM from anywhere in the world. The online Master of Theology program consists of 24 units of advanced theological studies (including a thesis) designed primarily for men and...

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  • HCHC ESTABLISHES HUFFINGTON ECUMENICAL INSTITUTE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has announced the establishment of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross. The mission of the Institute will be to foster dialogue between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic and Episcopal Churches through programs, events, and other channels. HCHC will be solely responsible for its staffing and all aspects of its operation. A search will begin shortly for an Executive Director, who will be full-time faculty reporting to the Dean of Holy Cross. The Institute will be in communication with its counterpart, the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at...

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  • HCHC ANNOUNCES 2022 HONOREES

    Two extraordinary individuals will receive honorary doctorates at the 2022 Commencement exercises of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology on May 21. Their very different but equally impressive accomplishments are deserving of this special honor and the gratitude not only of HCHC, but of all Greek Orthodox Christians in America. Paulette Poulos Since her appointment as Executive Director of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Fund in 2011, Paulette Poulos, the first woman in that position, has worked tirelessly and with great success to advance the organization’s philanthropic endeavors. Paulette’s entire professional life has been devoted to serving...

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  • MALIOTIS CULTURAL CENTER OPENS MAJOR NEW EXHIBIT

    On March 10, 2022, the Maliotis Cultural Center of Hellenic College Holy Cross hosted the inaugural event of its next exhibit: “The Good Shepherds: Chief Metropolitans and Rabbis in the Face of Holocaust." According to the Jewish Museum of Greece, “the exhibit's purpose is to showcase the positive actions, rescue attempts, gestures of sympathy or support, no matter how large or small, revealed by the Jewish Museum of Greece research, in order to honor those involved and inspire us today. The idea for this exhibition came from Samuel (Makis) Matsas, President of the Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG). A child...

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  • HCHC RECEIVES $2.75 MILLION BEQUEST FROM THEOFILIS ESTATE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received a $2.75 million bequest from the estate and trust of Helen B. Theofilis of Clearwater, Florida. The bequest is the largest ever received by HCHC. The Basil and Helen Theofilis Charitable Fund for Hellenic Causes requests that $1 million of the Fund be used to permanently endow room and board scholarships for married seminarians at Holy Cross, and $1 million to permanently endow tuition and book scholarships for non-seminarian Hellenic College students. The remaining $750,000 is earmarked for capital repairs, of which $350,000 is specifically designated for Holy Cross...

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  • DR. TOM PAPADEMETRIOU LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE

    Historian and Archon Dr. Tom Papademetriou (Archon Didaskalos tou Genous) presented two successful in-person lectures on “The History of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Under Ottoman Rule” on February 11 and 18, 2022. Dr. Papademetriou was a guest lecturer in the seminar on the Ecumenical Patriarchate taught by Rev. Dr. George Parsenios, Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  In his lectures, Dr. Papademetriou explored two main questions: How did the Ecumenical Patriarchate survive during the era of the Tourkokratia (Turkish rule)? And how did the Ecumenical Patriarchate function as a kivotos (ark) to preserve the Christian faith and protect...

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  • HOLY CROSS TO OFFER PASCHAL SERIES

    The faculty of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will offer spiritual guidance and instruction in various forms throughout the entire Paschal period, from the beginning of Lent until the feast of Pentecost. The first set of offerings will be a Lenten series entitled “My Soul, My Soul, Rise Up”: Lenten Reflections from Holy Cross. These brief video presentations will begin on Clean Monday and will continue every Monday until Holy Week. The first session, entitled “Grant Me to See”: Reflections on the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim, will be delivered on March 7 by Fr. George Parsenios, PhD,...

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE LAUNCHES MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY

    For the first time in its fifty-year history, Hellenic College is offering an official minor in Philosophy, beginning this semester. “Many students have asked for such a minor to be created, and under the guidance of our new Vice President for Academic Affairs, we were able to design this program quickly,” stated Dr. Tone Svetelj, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and director of the new program. “As the world becomes a more complicated and confusing place, rigorous treatment of fundamental questions about meaning and responsibility is indispensable for this next generation of adults.” Through this minor, undergraduate students grapple...

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