News & Updates

  • HCHC WELL REPRESENTED AT BELGRADE CONFERENCE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross had an active presence at the 25th International Congress of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches held in Belgrade, Serbia, from September 26-30, 2022. Participants included Holy Cross alumni V. Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Mercado, Chaplain and Instructor of Canon Law at HCHC, who serves as Secretary General of the Society and was a co-organizer of the Congress, and Rev. Fr. Patrick Viscuso, Professor of Canon Law at the Antiochian House of Studies.  Also attending were Kyle Sterner, a current MDiv and ThM candidate at Holy Cross, and His Eminence Metropolitan Kyrillos of Krinis and...

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  • HIS GRACE BISHOP JOACHIM OF AMISSOS PRESENTS PUBLIC LECTURE AT DUMBARTON OAKS

    On September 23, His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos, Director of HCHC's Archbishop Iakovos Library, presented a public lecture at Dumbarton Oaks, the Harvard Center for Byzantine Studies in Washington, DC, entitled "The Image of the Mother of God on Byzantine Lead Seals: Ubiquitous Presence/Rare Selection." It was Dumbarton Oaks’ first in-person lecture since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. His lecture was offered to coincide with the current Dumbarton Oaks museum's special exhibition, Lasting Impressions: People, Power, Piety, curated by Jonathan Shea, Curator of Coins and Seals.  Of the many sacred figures depicted on Byzantine lead seals, that of...

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  • PROFESSOR DOVA INTERVIEWED ON THE ORIGINS OF MENTORSHIP

    Professor Stamatia Dova, Director of Classics and Greek Studies at Hellenic College, was a recent guest on Episode 205: Dynamic Duos in the podcast series Imaginary Worlds, hosted by Eric Molinsky, an award-winning public radio reporter and producer. This podcast is offered under the auspices of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University.  The first of a two-part episode, Dr. Dova's interview is part of a larger program that explores the role of mentors in fantasy genres with special emphasis on the relationship between superheroes and their protégés. Dr. Dova spoke about Mentor, the character in Homer's Odyssey who helps Telemachus,...

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  • HCHC CELEBRATES ACADEMIC CONVOCATION 2022

    Convocation is an annual event at many schools, including Hellenic College Holy Cross, at which the faculty, administration, and staff formally welcome new and returning students to campus early in the academic year. The ceremony is always celebratory, but never more so than this year, when Hellenic College Holy Cross held its first Convocation since before the pandemic and did so at the Maliotis Cultural Center on September 14, the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the School’s feast day. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America offered the opening invocation, after which HCHC President George M. Cantonis...

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  • FR. PATRICK O’ROURKE APPOINTED HCHC CHIEF OF STAFF

    HCHC President George M. Cantonis has announced the appointment of Fr. Patrick O’Rourke as his Chief of Staff, effective August 1. In that role he will assist in overseeing and monitoring operations and helping to execute new presidential initiatives. On August 3, Fr. O’Rourke received the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Chairman of HCHC’s Board of Trustees, at the Archdiocese. Fr. O’Rourke received his Master of Divinity degree magna cum laude from Holy Cross in 2016. He was ordained a deacon on Palm Sunday that spring by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit and was ordained a...

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  • REV. DR. PENTIUC PUBLISHES THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF THE BIBLE IN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

    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, The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Orthodox Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2022). The Oxford Handbook, edited by Fr. Pentiuc and with a foreword by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, offers authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research on a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research. It investigates...

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