News & Updates

  • PROFESSOR GANSON MAKES PRESENTATION TO FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

    On December 20, 2021, Professor Nicholas Ganson, co-director of The Greek Revolution through American Eyes bicentennial exhibition now on display at HCHC’s Maliotis Cultural Center, made a presentation entitled “Greek Fever: Philhellenism, Humanitarianism, and Reform” via web conference for the Fulbright Scholars of Northern Greece. He provided insights into the interplay between philhellenism, humanitarianism, and the ideal of liberty, as seen in the activism of prominent American grecophiles Edward Everett and Samuel G. Howe in support of the Greek cause, and later, in domestic reform and the abolitionist movement.  Professor Ganson, exhibit co-director Dr. Tom Papademetriou of Stockton University, and other participants...

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  • DR. PATITSAS INTERVIEWED FOR BRAZILIAN DOCUMENTARY

    On December 13, a film crew from Brazil’s largest independent documentary film company, Brasil Paralelo, came to the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology to interview Dr. Timothy Patitsas for a project on the role of beauty in urban regeneration. The making of the documentary is motivated by the desire to see real change come to the favelas (slums) of Brazil, in which more than eleven million people currently live. Dr. Patitsas is the interim Dean of Hellenic College, Director of the Religious Studies Program, and Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics. He is garnering international...

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  • HOLY CROSS PROFESSORS OPEN DRE SPEAKER SERIES

    On Sunday, December 19, the Department of Religious Education will present the first program in its new Speaker Series. Dr. James C. Skedros, Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies, and Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins, will give a biblical-historical presentation on the birth of Christ. A Q&A will follow, moderated by HIs Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos.

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  • DR. LEWIS PATSAVOS RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE

    On December 3, Dr. Lewis Patsavos, Professor of Canon Law emeritus at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, was awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. The conferral of this high and rare honor was within the framework of a two-day conference marking the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute’s Faculty of Canon Law. The mission of the Institute is to pursue research, teaching, and publishing related to the traditions of the Eastern Churches in all their aspects, including canon law.  Over the course of his long, distinguished career, Dr. Patsavos has...

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  • REV. DR. PENTIUC PUBLISHES NEW WORK

    Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, has published a new book, Hearing the Scriptures: Liturgical Exegesis of the Old Testament in Byzantine Orthodox Hymnography (Oxford University Press, 2021). This work is the first comprehensive lexical-biblical-theological analysis of selected Byzantine Orthodox hymns for Holy Week. The author, an internationally recognized biblical scholar and theologian, examines various ways in which Scriptures, primarily Old Testament texts, have been read and interpreted by Byzantine hymnographers. Holy Week hymnography serves as a case study.  According to Fr. Pentiuc, “liturgical...

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  • MISSIONS WEEK 2021

    An annual highlight of the fall semester is Missions Week, co-sponsored by the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity at HCHC and the student-run Missions Committee. Invited missionaries from around the globe spend a week on campus interacting with students and speaking about their work both formally and informally. The week is capped by the annual EFOM (Endowment Fund for Orthodox Missions) Lecture. The year's Missions Week began on Monday, November 1, and featured Steven Christoforou, who works with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Youth and Young Adult Ministries and is passionate about sharing the Gospel in a clear and accessible way...

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