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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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS FALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT

    Brookline, MA – Hellenic College Holy Cross (HCHC) announces today that classes will begin for the Fall 2020 semester on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, with students expected to return to campus by Friday, September 11, 2020. Student Orientation will take place on Saturday September 12, 2020. As usual, HCHC will be closed for the Feast of the Celebration of the Holy Cross on Monday, September 14, 2020. Although no definitive answer has been determined yet about whether classes will resume on campus or remain online, moving back the start date for orientation and classes by two and half weeks provides...

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  • BISHOP JOACHIM’S SCHOLARLY ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN TWO VOLUMES

    The prestigious publishing house Routledge (London) recently announced the publication of a two-volume set in its celebrated Variorum Collected Studies series of all the scholarly articles of Bishop Joachim (Cotsonis) devoted to the study of the sacred imagery of Byzantine lead seals: The Religious Figural Imagery of Byzantine Lead Seals, I: Studies on the Image of Christ, the Virgin and Narrative Scenes; II: Studies on Images of the Saints and on Personal Piety. As one reviewer noted, for too long Byzantine sigillography did not attract much attention beyond the ranks of the specialists. It was considered an auxiliary area of...

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  • HCHC TO HOLD COMBINED COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES FOR CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021 IN MAY 2021

    For the first time in its long history, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will hold combined commencement exercises for two classes, 2020 and 2021, in May 2021. This unprecedented action has been taken in response to the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic. In a letter sent to graduating students and their families on April 15, HCHC President George M. Cantonis stressed that this "profoundly difficult decision" was based on current CDC public health recommendations for maintaining social distancing and other restrictions well into May. After consulting with the other members of HCHC's administration and...

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS TO HOLD COMMENCEMENT ONLINE

    In keeping with CDC guidelines and restrictions on large gatherings by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will not hold its traditional graduation exercises on May 9, as had been planned prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, following the example of many other academic institutions throughout the United States, a virtual gathering will be held and live-streamed for viewing by graduates and their families and friends from the safety of their homes. Planning is underway by HCHC's leadership for a ceremony that will appropriately acknowledge the graduates' achievements and convey the school's best...

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS TO CLOSE CAMPUS FOR THE REST OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR

    Updated March 24, 2020 As the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly and a state of emergency has been declared for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Hellenic College Holy Cross is taking important steps to protect its students, faculty, and staff. Beginning on Monday, March 23, all instruction is being conducted online for the remainder of the semester. Most of the students have left campus and only those students who are unable to return to their permanent residences due to travel restrictions or other significant restraints were allowed to remain. At present, all HCHC staff and faculty are working remotely except...

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  • Message from the HCHC President

    Dear HCHC Students, Parents and Community, The situation globally, with regard to COVID-19, what we know as coronavirus, has evolved this week with increases in the number of confirmed cases. Know that the safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount as we monitor the situation. DELAYED RETURN TO CAMPUS FOR ANYONE RETURNING FROM INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL Students who may have traveled abroad to Centers for Disease Control (CDS) Level-3 countries—China, Italy, Iran and South Korea—and wish to return to the U.S. are prohibited from campus for a minimum of 14 days, a period of time suggested by health officials....

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  • 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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