News & Updates :

  • MARY HARRIS PAPPAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED FOR FEMALE HELLENIC COLLEGE STUDENTS

    The Foundation for Hellenic College Holy Cross has announced the establishment of a scholarship in memory of Mary Harris Pappas, whose devotion to her family, academic achievements, love for the Orthodox Church, and desire to improve the lives of others is remembered and carried forward through the generosity of her parents, Harris and Vicky Pappas of Houston, Texas. Beginning in Fall 2021, the scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming female Hellenic College student for the duration of her degree program. Mary's academic achievements were as varied as they were impressive. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Duke University,...

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  • SAVAS SEMINARIAN ASSISTANCE FUND ESTABLISHED

    On October 29, 2020, Mr. Irakli Savas delivered to HCHC, through President George M. Cantonis, the sum of $300,000 for the establishment of an irrevocable fund to be known as the Savas Seminarian Assistance Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help seminarians in need with housing expenses and other costs that are not covered by scholarships. Mr. Savas feels strongly that "for those who will become the future leaders of the Orthodox Church, I--and all of us--should want to help make it easier for them financially with non-tuition needs while they are attending Holy Cross."  The idea for...

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  • HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP ELPIDOPHOROS CONDUCTS AGHIASMOS AT MALIOTIS CULTURAL CENTER

    On Thursday, December 3, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross to conduct an aghiasmos (blessing of the waters) at the newly renovated Maliotis Cultural Center. The service was a fitting celebratory symbol of the Center's rebirth after a protracted period of legal difficulties, recently resolved successfully thanks largely to the involvement of His Eminence and HCHC's President, George M. Cantonis.  Addressing those gathered for the service, His Eminence said, "Despite the pandemic, the work of our Archdiocese has not stopped, nor will it stop. We continue to perform our work not only...

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  • DUMBARTON OAKS PUBLISHES NEW VOLUME BY BISHOP JOACHIM OF AMISSOS

    Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University's Center for Byzantine Studies, has announced the newly published volume by His Grace Bishop Joachim (Cotsonis) of Amissos, Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 7: Anonymous, with Bilateral Religious Imagery (Dumbarton Oaks: Washington, DC, 2020). A distinguished and globally recognized Byzantinist, His Grace is Director of HCHC's Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center and a 1979 graduate of Holy Cross. The new volume, which also marks the return of the ongoing print series of Dumbarton Oaks seal catalogues, presents a distinct part of the collection: 572...

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  • HCHC CLASSES TO CONTINUE ONLINE FOR SPRING SEMESTER

    In a letter to the Hellenic College Holy Cross community, President George M. Cantonis announced that, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the campus will not reopen for the spring semester and all courses will continue to be taught remotely. The Administration "had held out hope that we could welcome everyone back to campus for in-person classes, worship, and fellowship...and we have explored every avenue for turning that hope into reality." "Unfortunately," President Cantonis continued, "we have come to the inescapable conclusion that to reopen in January would be premature and unwise, given the alarming rise in COVID cases...

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  • HCHC RECEIVES TWO MILLION EUROS FROM GREEK GOVERNMENT

    President George M. Cantonis announced today that Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received a restricted gift of two million euros ($2,388,000) from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that was given to them by the government of Greece for HCHC. President Cantonis responded to this extraordinary gift by saying, We are profoundly grateful to the government of Greece and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. We are also most thankful to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for his tireless efforts on behalf of the College in this and so many other matters." President Cantonis further stated...

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  • 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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