News & Updates

  • 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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  • Letter From President Cantonis to HCHC Community Regarding NECHE Accreditation And HCHC Restructuring

    Dear HCHC Community, As you know, the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of HCHC's accrediting bodies, has been in continuous conversation with us as we restructure toward a sustainable education and business model. On November 21, 2019, a team of trustees and senior administrators presented to the Commission at a “show cause” hearing. Our presentation focused on specific areas of concern raised by NECHE in earlier meetings and correspondence. Today, NECHE and HCHC are jointly announcing that the Commission has decided to place us on probation and work with us to fix our challenges. HCHC remains fully accredited...

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  • Very Rev. Fr. Maximos Constas Named Interim Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

    “We are honored that Father Maximos has agreed to serve HCHC as the interim dean of the School of Theology,” said HCHC President George M. Cantonis. “Fr. Maximos’s strong theological grounding, expertise in the Church Fathers and international reputation for academic excellence coupled with a deep humility, integrity, and authenticity have been invaluable to HCHC over his years of service, and we look forward to his gifts of vision-casting and leadership as he helms one of the most vital positions at our School.”  As interim dean for the School of Theology, Fr. Maximos will oversee the Master of Divinity Program,...

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  • Fr. Maximos Delivers Keynote Lecture at Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue

    The V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas, Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, delivered the keynote lecture at the third annual Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue and Lecture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 13. Fr. Maximos, who also headlined last year's gathering, chose as his topic "Understanding Icons."  In his talk, enhanced by many images, Fr. Maximos said, "Every icon is a means of spiritual encounter and dialogue...It shares in the holiness of the sacred figure whose likeness it bears. The icon is not a work of art but rather a work of witness...

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  • AXIOS!

    The entire Hellenic College Holy Cross community has greeted with joy the announcement that the V. Rev. Joachim Cotsonis, PhD (Holy Cross 1979), Director of HCHC's Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Center, will soon become Bishop of Amissos. The official announcement, issued on November 27 by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, stated that His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, together with the Holy and Sacred Synod, welcomed the proposal of the Holy Eparchial Synod of our Archdiocese for the election of an Auxiliary Bishop to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. Bishop-elect Joachim will serve in that capacity while retaining his position at...

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