News & Updates :

  • NEW PUBLICATIONS BY PROFESSOR STAMATIA DOVA

    Dr. Stamatia Dova, Professor and Director of Classics and Greek Studies at Hellenic College, has recently published a new book, The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece (Routledge), which offers an innovative approach to archaic and classical Greek literature by focusing on a little-explored topic through close readings of epic, lyric, and tragic poetry. This monograph revisits key passages from the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, Pindar's epinician odes, Euripides' Herakles, and other texts to identify a poetics of failure that encompasses gods, heroes, athletes, and citizens alike. It is engaging reading for both scholars and students who are interested in...

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  • HCHC ANNOUNCES TWO NEW KEY APPOINTMENTS

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has announced the appointment of Dr. Diana Demetrulias as HCHC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Rev. Dn. Gary Alexander as Vice President for Administrative Affairs. In announcing the appointments, HCHC President George M. Cantonis said, "The creation of these key positions is a major step forward in our ongoing process of restructuring. We are tremendously fortunate to have two such remarkable individuals on our management team."  Dr. Demetrulias has extensive experience in higher education as an academic consultant, administrator, and scholar. She recently served as Provost at Notre Dame de Namur...

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  • 2020 DIACONATE PROGRAM FLOURISHES ONLINE

    Devout men from all over the country have gathered on HCHC's campus every summer since 2005 for the Diaconate Program--until this summer, when the COVID pandemic made that impossible. However, the reimagined online version actually drew a record number of 42 participants and proved to be a richly rewarding experience for all.  The program is under the direction of the Holy Eparchial Synod and is intended to provide parishes with trained deacons who can assist with the liturgical and pastoral needs of those communities. Dr. James Skedros, Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies and Professor of Early...

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  • HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP ELPIDOPHOROS VISITS HCHC FOR FEAST DAY

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America honored the Hellenic College Holy Cross community with a two-day visit September 13 and 14 to celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. His Eminence, who is Chairman of HCHC's Board of Trustees, presided at services in Holy Cross Chapel, beginning with Great Vespers on Sunday, September 13. Joining him at the Holy Altar were His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos, His Grace Bishop Ilia of Philomelion (Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America), and clergy members of the HCHC faculty. The service was followed by the...

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  • HCHC BEGINS RESTRUCTURING PROCESS

    On Friday, August 7, 2020, at a special executive session, the HCHC Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution declaring “financial exigency” at the institution, allowing the School to initiate a restructuring designed to meet the serious fiscal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthen academic quality, and grow into the future. This process of restructuring, although challenging, is necessary for HCHC to continue to build on the recent progress that has been made. As President George M. Cantonis has stated, "Maintaining academic excellence and fiscal prudence must always be top priorities in all of our reorganization plans." The declaration of...

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  • HOLY CROSS DIACONATE PROGRAM ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SUMMER

    By Rev Dn. Salvatore Michael Fazio The question often gets asked: did Holy Cross, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, hold the annual educational and formational summer session of the Program for the Diaconate? The short answer is that the Diaconate Program is alive and well, it did indeed meet this summer, and the program just completed its fourteenth consecutive year of service to the Church in training future deacons for the building up of the body of Christ. Normally, each summer the Program for the Diaconate holds  a 9-day summer session on the campus of Holy Cross where first, second...

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  • HCHC CLASSES TO CONTINUE ONLINE FOR FALL SEMESTER

    In a letter to the Hellenic College Holy Cross community, President George M. Cantonis announced that, in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the campus will not reopen for the fall semester and all courses will continue to be taught online. "This decision was not made lightly," he stressed. "Administrators and staff spent countless hours exploring ways to reopen the campus. Although there were many obstacles, the bottom line always came back to ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Our plan is to reopen the campus for the spring semester 2021 and we will be...

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  • REV. DR. GEORGE PARSENIOS TO TEACH AT HOLY CROSS THIS FALL

    The President of HCHC and the Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology are pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. George L. Parsenios, Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, will be offering an online course at Holy Cross during the Fall 2020 semester. He has graciously offered to volunteer his time and considerable expertise to Holy Cross as a gift to his beloved alma mater. Fr. Parsenios is an award-winning teacher and internationally recognized scholar of the New Testament, with expertise in the Gospels. He holds the rank of Full Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, where...

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  • DR. WENDY LARSON NAMED INAUGURAL SCHOLAR IN VISITING WOMEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT HOLY CROSS

    The President of HCHC and the Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Katherine Wendy Larson as Visiting Professor for the Fall 2020 semester. Professor Larson is the inaugural scholar of Holy Cross’s new Visiting Women Scholars Program, which is being generously funded by an anonymous donor. The new program will bring Orthodox women scholars to Holy Cross to offer their expertise and teaching to our students and community. Professor Larson has taught in the English Department at Roanoke College since 2002. She received her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in...

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS GREEK ORTHODOX SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY STATEMENT ON THE CONVERSION OF HAGIA SOPHIA TO A MOSQUE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology strongly protests the decision of the Turkish government to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. This decision strikes at the core of religious and cultural sensitivities and identities, and we are opposed to it on moral, ethical, cultural, and religious-freedom grounds. The history of the edifice is well known. Constructed in the sixth century, the site on which Hagia Sophia now stands was home to two earlier Orthodox Christian churches, both also dedicated to Hagia Sophia—the Holy Wisdom of God. After the two earlier churches were destroyed by fire, the Emperor...

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