News & Updates

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits HCHC

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited Hellenic College Holy Cross for the first time as Archbishop on Monday, August 26. From the moment of his enthronement, His Eminence has made clear his love and support for the school, so it was especially meaningful that he honored us with his presence at the very beginning of the academic year. The day began with the traditional Agiasmos (blessing of the waters) in Holy Cross Chapel. After joining the community for breakfast in the Condakes Cafeteria, His Eminence toured the campus, greeting students in their classrooms and stopping in at the Library,...

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  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Statement on NECHE Announcement

    Statement from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Chairman of Hellenic College Inc., regarding the NECHE announcement about Hellenic College Holy Cross. "As Chairman of the Board of Hellenic College Inc., I note with significant appreciation all of the outstanding work that has been accomplished at our beloved School, even as the notice of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), from its May 2019 meeting, requires that Hellenic College, Inc. should show cause why it should not be placed on probation or have its accreditation withdrawn. Nevertheless, the process that has led to this notice demonstrates that our School is...

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  • HCHC Mourns the Passing of Metropolitan Panteleimon

    The entire HCHC community has been deeply saddened to learn that His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon (Rodopoulos) of Tyroloi and Serention fell asleep in the Lord on August 7. He was 90 years old and reposed at the Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Vlatades in Thessaloniki, of which he was the abbot for many years. From 1963 to 1966, he served as Dean of our school. HCHC's Interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, began his studies here in 1964 under Metropolitan Panteleimon's leadership. His Eminence is remembered as both a venerable Hierarch and a distinguished theologian. His Eminence Archbishop...

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  • North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Releases New Agreed Statement

    The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has just released a new agreed statement entitled The Vocation and Mission of the People of God: "A Chosen Race, A Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation."  The document was finalized at the most recent meeting of the Consultation in late May at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The Consultation is co-chaired by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Interim President of HCHC, and His Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the Catholic Archbishop of Newark. The Rev. Dr. Thomas FitzGerald, Interim Dean of Holy Cross and Professor of Church...

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  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Announces Search Committee for New HCHC President

    July 24, 2019 In a letter to the interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, the Board of Trustees, Faculty and Administration of Hellenic College Holy Cross, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced the completion of the appointment of the search committee for a new president of the School. In his letter, the Archbishop stated: “Hellenic College and Holy Cross are the well-springs of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States, equipping the Archdiocese with competent, trained clergy and service-oriented lay persons. The leadership of the School is vital to the health of our National Church.” The six-member Committee...

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  • 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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