News & Updates :

  • Archbishop Appoints Dr. Maria Koulmanda to HCHC Board

      His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has appointed Maria Koulmanda, PhD, to the Hellenic College Board of Trustees. Dr. Koulmanda is Chair of the Maliotis Center Committee of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College and former Secretary of the Friends of the Maliotis Cultural Center. The committee was formed last fall upon the successful resolution of the legal issues between the Center and the school, thanks in large part to His Eminence's intervention. Dr. Koulmanda is Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Co-Scientific Director of the Transplant Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

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  • HCHC President Cantonis Visits Metropolis of Detroit

    HCHC President George M. Cantonis visited the Metropolis of Detroit on January 20 at the kind invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit. During his visit, Mr. Cantonis offered presentations on the school's current situation and future plans to large groups of clergy and laypeople, who warmly greeted his presence among them. "The response of the attendees was very positive," he said, "and His Eminence could not have been more welcoming and encouraging."  His Eminence, who hosted a dinner that evening, later said, "Everyone left with a sense of confidence about the selection of George Cantonis as the new...

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  • HCHC President Announces New Appointments

    George M. Cantonis, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bruce Beck to the newly created position of Director of Enrollment Management. Dr. Beck has been interim Dean of Hellenic College since July 2018, during which time he has played a central role in developing enrollment strategies. Dr. Beck will retain his faculty appointments as Assistant Professor of New Testament at both Holy Cross and Hellenic College. Replacing Dr. Beck as interim Dean of Hellenic College is Dr. Timothy Patitsas (MDiv 1994), who also teaches in both schools. He is Assistant Professor of...

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  • His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos Ordained In Washington, DC

    The ordination of His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos took place on December 22, 2019, at St. Sophia Cathedral in Washington, DC. His Grace, a 1979 graduate of Holy Cross, will serve as an Auxiliary Bishop to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America while retaining his position as Director of HCHC's Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center. A distinguished and globally recognized Byzantinist, Bishop Joachim will also continue his scholarly endeavors. In his ordination address [read the full text here], Bishop Joachim spoke movingly about his lifelong connection to St. Sophia and expressed his deep gratitude to Archbishop Elpidophoros...

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  • Letter From President Cantonis to HCHC Community Regarding NECHE Accreditation And HCHC Restructuring

    Dear HCHC Community, As you know, the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of HCHC's accrediting bodies, has been in continuous conversation with us as we restructure toward a sustainable education and business model. On November 21, 2019, a team of trustees and senior administrators presented to the Commission at a “show cause” hearing. Our presentation focused on specific areas of concern raised by NECHE in earlier meetings and correspondence. Today, NECHE and HCHC are jointly announcing that the Commission has decided to place us on probation and work with us to fix our challenges. HCHC remains fully accredited...

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  • Very Rev. Fr. Maximos Constas Named Interim Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

    “We are honored that Father Maximos has agreed to serve HCHC as the interim dean of the School of Theology,” said HCHC President George M. Cantonis. “Fr. Maximos’s strong theological grounding, expertise in the Church Fathers and international reputation for academic excellence coupled with a deep humility, integrity, and authenticity have been invaluable to HCHC over his years of service, and we look forward to his gifts of vision-casting and leadership as he helms one of the most vital positions at our School.”  As interim dean for the School of Theology, Fr. Maximos will oversee the Master of Divinity Program,...

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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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  • AXIOS!

    The entire Hellenic College Holy Cross community has greeted with joy the announcement that the V. Rev. Joachim Cotsonis, PhD (Holy Cross 1979), Director of HCHC's Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Center, will soon become Bishop of Amissos. The official announcement, issued on November 27 by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, stated that His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, together with the Holy and Sacred Synod, welcomed the proposal of the Holy Eparchial Synod of our Archdiocese for the election of an Auxiliary Bishop to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. Bishop-elect Joachim will serve in that capacity while retaining his position at...

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  • George M. Cantonis Named New President of HCHC

    Upon the completion of a rigorous nationwide search process, the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) announces with great joy that today, December 10, 2019, following the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, voted to elect Mr. George M. Cantonis as the next President of the institution, replacing the Interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.  Subsequent to the decision of the HCHC Board of Trustees, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros immediately approved the election. Mr. Cantonis becomes the 11th President of HCHC.  A native of Chicago,...

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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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