The Pappas Patristic Institute at Holy Cross is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of patristic studies in service to both the academy and the Church. It is devoted especially to the study of the Greek Fathers and the Byzantine theological tradition.
Established in 2003 through a generous grant from the late Stephen and Catherine Pappas, the Institute boasts a diverse board of scholars in patristic studies and allied fields and enjoys close cooperation with other seminaries, theological schools, and universities in the Boston area.
Directed by the V. Rev. Archimandrite Maximos Constas, the Institute pursues and supports patristic scholarship through conferences, lectures, summer programs, and publishing. Through its support of teaching and research in the field of patristics, the Pappas Patristic Institute contributes to the work of Holy Cross by promoting the legacy of the Church Fathers, which is foundational for the Orthodox tradition.