The intensive Master of Divinity graduate program prepares both men and women for a life of ordained or lay ministry. Graduate students learn to exemplify and to articulate the Orthodox tradition in its pastoral, liturgical, biblical, patristic, dogmatic, canonical, ethical, and missionary aspects. MDiv candidates...learn more
In earning a Master of Theological Studies, students gain proficiency in Orthodox theology and history. The two-year MTS degree educates students through the study of such disciplines as Church history, dogmatics, ethics, scripture, patristics, and canon law. Students must also demonstrate competence in New Testament...learn more
The ThM program is particularly designed for those who desire to enhance a scholarly dimension in their priestly or ministerial vocations. It is especially appropriate for those preparing to teach, those interested in furthering their theological knowledge and spiritual life, or those intending to pursue...learn more
The Certificate in Byzantine Music program equips students with a mastery of the skills required for chanting the sacred hymns of the Orthodox Church. The program provides thorough knowledge of the psaltic notational system, the theoretical framework of the modal system, the ability to sight-read...LEARN MORE
The Diaconate Program is an educational and formational initiative of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The program is intended for individuals who are interested in serving the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of...LEARN MORE
“[Enrolling at Hellenic College in my forties] was a big adjustment, of course, but the best thing for me because I could live a simple and quiet life while being part of a community.”read more
“I had visited all the main Orthodox seminaries and felt that Holy Cross was the best place for me.”read more
For nearly eighty years, Holy Cross has served the needs of the Orthodox faithful of the United States and beyond by providing theological education and ministerial formation for service to the Church and society. As the only graduate theological school under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the western hemisphere, Holy Cross has educated hundreds of clergy who have served the spiritual needs of Greek Orthodox and other communities throughout the world. Its faculty and graduates have contributed and continue to contribute to the theological discourse within the Orthodox world and Orthodoxy’s engagement with the world. A remarkable community of faith, Holy Cross is a place where students immerse themselves in worship, theology, prayer, personal growth, and service to others. I welcome you to visit our campus and consider the opportunities for studying at Holy Cross not only for your own personal and professional goals but also for fulfilling the Christian call to love God and neighbor. As Philip told Nathaniel to “come and see” (John 1:46), I encourage you to come to the “holy hill” and see what possibilities await you.