News & Updates

  • BISHOP JOACHIM OF AMISSOS LECTURES AT DUMBARTON OAKS

    On July 15, 2021, His Grace Bishop Joachim (Cotsonis) of Amissos, PhD, presented a lecture, virtually, on the iconography of Byzantine lead seals for the group of international graduate students enrolled in the 2021 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. His Grace, a graduate of Holy Cross, 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...

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  • NEW OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE APPOINTMENTS AT HCHC

    Fr. Michael Kouremetis and Fr. Christopher Flesoras have been appointed Dean of Students and Assistant Dean of Students, respectively, by HCHC President George M. Cantonis with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  Deans of Students play vitally important roles in the life of Hellenic College Holy Cross. They are essential to the fulfillment of the institution's mission, not only by ensuring the quality of campus life for all students in both schools, but also by overseeing priestly and spiritual formation and services in Holy Cross Chapel. In announcing these appointments, President...

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  • HCHC PRESIDENT CANTONIS WITHDRAWS RESIGNATION

    On June 7, 2021, Hellenic College Holy Cross President George M. Cantonis sent the following communication to the HCHC community and Board of Trustees announcing his decision to withdraw his resignation: To all in our HCHC community, I am pleased to let you know that I have withdrawn my resignation from the position of President of Hellenic College Holy Cross.  My stated intent to resign stemmed from issues that had caused me great concern. Fortunately, however, subsequent highly productive discussions have resulted in the resolution of those issues and a clear path ahead. I look forward with renewed optimism and...

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  • HIS GRACE BISHOP ATHENAGORAS OF NAZIANZOS ORDAINED AT HOLY CROSS CHAPEL

    On Saturday, June 5, 2021, His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos was ordained at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology's Holy Cross Chapel. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided over the ordination, assisted by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, His Eminence Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden and All Scandinavia, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, His Grace Bishop Ierotheos of Evkarpia, His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos, His Grace Bishop John of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Worcester and New England, and other clergy....

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  • HCHC HOLDS VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT

    On Saturday, May 15, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology held its first Commencement since 2019. The ceremony was unique in the institution's long history for two reasons: it honored the classes of both 2020 and 2021 and combined prerecorded segments with a live, interactive 'virtual kafeneion'  following the ceremony itself. Before the formal program began, viewers watched an inspiring video capturing the spiritual, academic, and social life of the campus community. The video was created by Anberin Pasha and Emanuel Sabau, HCHC's media specialists, both of them graduates of the School.  The team also produced the...

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  • REV. DR. GEORGE PARSENIOS APPOINTED DEAN OF HOLY CROSS

    By a unanimous vote of HCHC's Board of Trustees on May 10, 2021, Rev. Dr. George Parsenios has been appointed Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Professor of New Testament with tenure. In announcing the appointment, HCHC President George M. Cantonis said, "We are extraordinarily fortunate that a scholar of such renown, himself a Holy Cross alumnus, has accepted the deanship, which has always been of tremendous importance to the institution's academic and spiritual vitality, but never more than at this time, as we intensify our efforts to make HCHC the very best it can be."...

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