News & Updates

  • NEW SPRING COURSE OFFERINGS AT HOLY CROSS

    Students at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology have several new opportunities to broaden their intellectual and spiritual knowledge this spring semester by learning from distinguished visiting scholars. His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic), the Bishop of Los Angeles and the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, will offer an elective course in the area of dogmatic theology titled Theology, Economy, and Liturgy: Trinitarian Theology and the Economy of Salvation. His Grace holds a PhD in Dogmatics and Patristics from the University of Athens. He has taught at the University of Belgrade, the University of Sarajevo, and the...

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  • 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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