News & Updates

  • Faculty and Students Attend Conference on Missions and Evangelism

    HCHC was well represented at the National Conference on Missions and Evangelism held February 3-5, 2020, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the conference, which was made possible by a grant from Leadership 100, was "Leading Change Toward a Healthier Parish." Fr. Jim Kordaris (MDiv 1999), the Director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Stewardship, Outreach, and Evangelism, worked with Fr. Luke Veronis (MDiv 1992) and the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity at HCHC and an ad hoc Missions and Evangelism Committee to organize the conference. Fr. Veronis is Director of the Institute...

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  • Fr. Maximos Lectures on the Fathers in New York and Kansas

    On January 30, the V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas, Interim Dean and Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, was the keynote speaker at a celebration of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day. The event was sponsored by the Greek Education Office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City. Fr. Maximos chose as his topic "Sing to the Lord a New Song: The Three Hierarchs and the Theology of Music." He spoke before a large and appreciative audience that included His Eminence...

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  • Archbishop Appoints Dr. Maria Koulmanda to HCHC Board

      His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has appointed Maria Koulmanda, PhD, to the Hellenic College Board of Trustees. Dr. Koulmanda is Chair of the Maliotis Center Committee of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College and former Secretary of the Friends of the Maliotis Cultural Center. The committee was formed last fall upon the successful resolution of the legal issues between the Center and the school, thanks in large part to His Eminence's intervention. Dr. Koulmanda is Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Co-Scientific Director of the Transplant Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

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  • HCHC President Cantonis Visits Metropolis of Detroit

    HCHC President George M. Cantonis visited the Metropolis of Detroit on January 20 at the kind invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit. During his visit, Mr. Cantonis offered presentations on the school's current situation and future plans to large groups of clergy and laypeople, who warmly greeted his presence among them. "The response of the attendees was very positive," he said, "and His Eminence could not have been more welcoming and encouraging."  His Eminence, who hosted a dinner that evening, later said, "Everyone left with a sense of confidence about the selection of George Cantonis as the new...

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  • HCHC President Announces New Appointments

    George M. Cantonis, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bruce Beck to the newly created position of Director of Enrollment Management. Dr. Beck has been interim Dean of Hellenic College since July 2018, during which time he has played a central role in developing enrollment strategies. Dr. Beck will retain his faculty appointments as Assistant Professor of New Testament at both Holy Cross and Hellenic College. Replacing Dr. Beck as interim Dean of Hellenic College is Dr. Timothy Patitsas (MDiv 1994), who also teaches in both schools. He is Assistant Professor of...

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  • His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos Ordained In Washington, DC

    The ordination of His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos took place on December 22, 2019, at St. Sophia Cathedral in Washington, DC. His Grace, a 1979 graduate of Holy Cross, will serve as an Auxiliary Bishop to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America while retaining his position as Director of HCHC's Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center. A distinguished and globally recognized Byzantinist, Bishop Joachim will also continue his scholarly endeavors. In his ordination address [read the full text here], Bishop Joachim spoke movingly about his lifelong connection to St. Sophia and expressed his deep gratitude to Archbishop Elpidophoros...

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