News & Updates

  • HCHC HOLDS 80th COMMENCEMENT

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology conducted its 80th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 21, in the Pappas Auditorium. All graduations provide cause for celebration, but this year’s was an especially joyous occasion, being the first in-person ceremony since 2019 due to Covid restrictions in 2020 and 2021. His Eminence, who is also Chairman of HCHC’s Board of Trustees, opened the ceremony with an invocation, after which the Holy Cross St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir led the singing of both the Greek and American national anthems.  HCHC President George Cantonis then offered a salutation in which...

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  • PAPPAS PATRISTIC INSTITUTE HOSTS MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM

    The Pappas Patristic Institute at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology hosted a three-day Colloquium on the Mystagogy of St. Maximos the Confessor from April 28-30, 2022, that drew renowned patristic scholars from all over the world to present diverse perspectives on the work and related topics. The Colloquium opened on campus the evening of Thursday, April 28, with a lecture by the Very Reverend Archimandrite Maximos Constas, PhD, Director of the Institute and Professor of Patristics and Orthodox Spirituality at Holy Cross. His spoke on “The Body as Ritual Space: The Mystagogy and the Architecture of Deification” to...

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  • HCHC RETIRES $5.3 MILLION MORTGAGE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross has paid off the $5.3 million mortgage on the Barletta property, a seven-acre parcel of land adjacent to the main campus that was acquired in 2006 to provide opportunities for expansion and to protect against encroaching development. The retirement of the debt was made possible by a gift of $2.5 million from a most generous benefactor, the Honorable Michael Huffington, and by a matching gift of $2.5 million from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which had received a large bequest from the estate of Suzanne Mados. The final $300,000 was provided by the Charles Cotros...

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  • HOLY CROSS OFFERS FIRST ONLINE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM

    Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received approval by the New England Commission of Higher Education to offer a fully online Master of Theology (ThM) degree program. In a letter to HCHC President George M. Cantonis dated March 21, 2022, the Commission noted that the online version of the program, which has been offered in person on HCHC’s campus for almost forty years, will allow prospective students to pursue the ThM from anywhere in the world. The online Master of Theology program consists of 24 units of advanced theological studies (including a thesis) designed primarily for men and...

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  • HCHC ESTABLISHES HUFFINGTON ECUMENICAL INSTITUTE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has announced the establishment of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross. The mission of the Institute will be to foster dialogue between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic and Episcopal Churches through programs, events, and other channels. HCHC will be solely responsible for its staffing and all aspects of its operation. A search will begin shortly for an Executive Director, who will be full-time faculty reporting to the Dean of Holy Cross. The Institute will be in communication with its counterpart, the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at...

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  • MEMORY ETERNAL: FR. ANTONIOS PAPATHANASIOU

    The untimely passing of Fr. Antonios Papathanasiou is being mourned worldwide by everyone whose lives he touched in his 47 years. Fr. Antonios fell asleep in the Lord in Athens on March 29, 2022, following heart complications.  Although he was descended from a long line of priests stretching back to 1750 and his father, Fr. Athanasios of blessed memory, was his beloved role model, Fr. Antonios’ path to the priesthood was a long yet enriching one. He majored in Human Development at Hellenic College while also serving as assistant to the director of the Office of Student Life, co-editor of...

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