News & Updates

  • 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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  • HCHC RECEIVES TWO MILLION EUROS FROM GREEK GOVERNMENT

    President George M. Cantonis announced today that Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received a restricted gift of two million euros ($2,388,000) from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that was given to them by the government of Greece for HCHC. President Cantonis responded to this extraordinary gift by saying, We are profoundly grateful to the government of Greece and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. We are also most thankful to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for his tireless efforts on behalf of the College in this and so many other matters." President Cantonis further stated...

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  • NEW PUBLICATIONS BY PROFESSOR STAMATIA DOVA

    Dr. Stamatia Dova, Professor and Director of Classics and Greek Studies at Hellenic College, has recently published a new book, The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece (Routledge), which offers an innovative approach to archaic and classical Greek literature by focusing on a little-explored topic through close readings of epic, lyric, and tragic poetry. This monograph revisits key passages from the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, Pindar's epinician odes, Euripides' Herakles, and other texts to identify a poetics of failure that encompasses gods, heroes, athletes, and citizens alike. It is engaging reading for both scholars and students who are interested in...

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  • HCHC ANNOUNCES TWO NEW KEY APPOINTMENTS

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has announced the appointment of Dr. Diana Demetrulias as HCHC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Rev. Dn. Gary Alexander as Vice President for Administrative Affairs. In announcing the appointments, HCHC President George M. Cantonis said, "The creation of these key positions is a major step forward in our ongoing process of restructuring. We are tremendously fortunate to have two such remarkable individuals on our management team."  Dr. Demetrulias has extensive experience in higher education as an academic consultant, administrator, and scholar. She recently served as Provost at Notre Dame de Namur...

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  • 2020 DIACONATE PROGRAM FLOURISHES ONLINE

    Devout men from all over the country have gathered on HCHC's campus every summer since 2005 for the Diaconate Program--until this summer, when the COVID pandemic made that impossible. However, the reimagined online version actually drew a record number of 42 participants and proved to be a richly rewarding experience for all.  The program is under the direction of the Holy Eparchial Synod and is intended to provide parishes with trained deacons who can assist with the liturgical and pastoral needs of those communities. Dr. James Skedros, Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies and Professor of Early...

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  • HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP ELPIDOPHOROS VISITS HCHC FOR FEAST DAY

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America honored the Hellenic College Holy Cross community with a two-day visit September 13 and 14 to celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. His Eminence, who is Chairman of HCHC's Board of Trustees, presided at services in Holy Cross Chapel, beginning with Great Vespers on Sunday, September 13. Joining him at the Holy Altar were His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos, His Grace Bishop Ilia of Philomelion (Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America), and clergy members of the HCHC faculty. The service was followed by the...

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