News & Updates

  • PROFESSOR ELLEN LANZANO PUBLISHES BOOK ON HELLENISM IN LITERATURE

    Dr. Ellen A. Lanzano, Professor of English and Chair of the Literature and History Program at Hellenic College, has published a new book, The Harp and the Web: Hellenism in Literature, Selected Adaptations. Examining works published over a span of more than two hundred years, Dr. Lanzano illuminates the powerful influence of Hellenism on British and American writers as far apart in time and worldview as Edgar Allan Poe and John Updike. As she says in her introduction, "The reach of Greek mythology is infinite in the human sense because myths function as an endlessly variable way to explain the...

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  • HOLY CROSS LAUNCHES NEW ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

    Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is launching a new one-year program in the 2020-2021 academic year: the Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Leadership. The program is designed for those who have completed their bachelor's degrees and wish to deepen their theological knowledge while developing skills and understanding necessary for effective ministry to young people. The Certificate program consists of two full semesters of coursework at the master's level combined with an intensive work study component, which will be conducted through the Office of Vocation and Ministry's CrossRoad Summer Institute and Telos Project, giving participants intensive,...

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS FALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT

    Brookline, MA – Hellenic College Holy Cross (HCHC) announces today that classes will begin for the Fall 2020 semester on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, with students expected to return to campus by Friday, September 11, 2020. Student Orientation will take place on Saturday September 12, 2020. As usual, HCHC will be closed for the Feast of the Celebration of the Holy Cross on Monday, September 14, 2020. Although no definitive answer has been determined yet about whether classes will resume on campus or remain online, moving back the start date for orientation and classes by two and half weeks provides...

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  • FR. PENTIUC TO TEACH IN JERUSALEM

    Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, has been invited by the Ecole Biblique et Archaeologique Francaise (EBAF) in Jerusalem to join the faculty there as a visiting professor for the Spring 2021 semester.  EBAF, a research and postgraduate institution founded in 1890, is one of the premier biblical schools in the world, famous for its past and present faculty, comprehensive library, and vital role in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Fr. Pentiuc will teach two courses: Byzantine (Eastern Orthodox) Modes of Biblical...

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  • BISHOP JOACHIM’S SCHOLARLY ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN TWO VOLUMES

    The prestigious publishing house Routledge (London) recently announced the publication of a two-volume set in its celebrated Variorum Collected Studies series of all the scholarly articles of Bishop Joachim (Cotsonis) devoted to the study of the sacred imagery of Byzantine lead seals: The Religious Figural Imagery of Byzantine Lead Seals, I: Studies on the Image of Christ, the Virgin and Narrative Scenes; II: Studies on Images of the Saints and on Personal Piety. As one reviewer noted, for too long Byzantine sigillography did not attract much attention beyond the ranks of the specialists. It was considered an auxiliary area of...

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  • KALLINIKEION INSTITUTE GOES ONLINE FOR 2020

    The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross is an intensive Modern Greek language program sponsored by the Kallinikeion Foundation, offering two courses in Modern Greek, one at the beginning level and one at the intermediate level, with all classes taught by members of the HCHC faculty. This year the program, which is open to both HCHC and non-HCHC students, will run from Monday, May 11, to Friday, June 5. Each student will earn six credits toward graduation upon successful completion of the ninety-hour syllabus. As always, participants will gain both language proficiency and an appreciation of Greek culture. However, in...

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