News & Updates

  • Fr. Cotsonis Lectures at Dumbarton Oaks

    On July 12, 2019, the V. Rev. Archimandrite Joachim Cotsonis, PhD, presented a lecture on the iconography of Byzantine lead seals for the graduate students enrolled in the 2019 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program at Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. Fr. Joachim is Director of HCHC's Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center and an internationally recognized authority on the iconography of lead seals, of which the Dumbarton Oaks 17,000-specimen collection is the largest and most comprehensive in the world.  These seals offer great insight into all aspects of Byzantine studies, including art...

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  • 27th Annual Golf Classic a Great Success

    The 27th annual Hellenic College Holy Cross Nicholas J. Bouras Memorial Golf Classic is always a much-anticipated highlight of the summer and this year's event was no exception. Players from as far away as Georgia gathered at the lovely Kernwood Country Club in Salem, Massachusetts on July 15 for a full day of golf on the championship course designed by the great Donald Ross. Before teeing off, they were presented with gift bags and socialized at a buffet brunch. The golfers later enjoyed chicken souvlaki and locanico served on the course. They and their guests filled the clubhouse at the...

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  • Dr. Mamalakis in Moscow for Russian Book Launch

    Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, recently completed a whirlwind visit to Moscow centered on the Russian publication of his latest work, Parenting Toward the Kingdom. “I wrote this book principally for the Church in the United States,“ he says, “so I am overwhelmed by the strong positive reception my work has received internationally.” The Greek translation of Parenting Toward the Kingdom debuted just last fall. Nina Pereslegina of Dar Publishing House, the publishers of the Russian edition, warmly welcomed the large crowd at a special book launch event. Fr....

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  • Holy Cross Bookstore Hosts Book Launch Event

    Holy Cross Bookstore recently hosted a celebratory event to mark the publication of the third volume in the series Encountering Women of Faith. This series has been created, developed, and edited by Dr. Presvytera Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald. Dr. FitzGerald is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Cross, as well as co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Catherine's Vision (SCV), a pan-Orthodox, non-profit organization blessed with the official endorsement of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. SCV consists of women theologians and others dedicated to addressing contemporary concerns from an Orthodox Christian perspective. Like...

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  • Holy Cross Seminarians Attend Enthronement Service

    The enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros as the new leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been greeted with great joy by the faithful throughout the United States and around the world. No one, however, could be more joyful and proud than the Holy Cross seminarians who were invited to witness the ceremony in person at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City. Happiest of all is surely His Eminence's godson, Elias Pappas, who just graduated from Hellenic College and will enter Holy Cross in September. With his enthronement, Archbishop Elpidophoros automatically becomes...

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  • HCHC Honors 2019 Alumni of the Year

    The HCHC Alumni Association honored two of its own as Alumni of the Year at a celebratory dinner on Thursday, May 16. Over the years since they graduated, Rev. Fr. Jon Magoulias (BA 1974, MDiv 1977) and Rev. Fr. John Touloumes (MDiv 1985) have faithfully served the Greek Orthodox Church in America in noteworthy ways and brought credit to their alma mater. Also honored at the dinner were the Hellenic College class of 1969, the Holy Cross class of 1994, and both schools' classes of 2009. in his opening remarks, Rev. Fr. Demetrios Costarakis, President of the Alumni Association, referred...

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