News & Updates

  • HCHC Hosts Overnight Visit For Applicants

    Hellenic College applicants and their parents arrived on campus the afternoon of Thursday, March 14, to a warm welcome. Rev. Fr. Gregory Floor, Director of Admissions and a Holy Cross alumnus, first introduced Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, President of HCHC and a graduate of both schools. Fr. Christopher told the visitors that at HCHC, as distinct from most campuses, "there is no holding back on faith. This is a place where people are always striving to better themselves in Christ." The visitors then heard from another alumnus, Rev. Fr. Antonios Papathanasiou, who has returned to his alma mater as Dean...

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  • Holy Cross Class Commissions Icon for Chapel

    In an extraordinary gesture of love for our sacred school and its worship life, the Holy Cross Class of 2022 recently donated a very special icon to our Chapel. They could have used the limited funds available to them for a class trip or other purpose that would benefit only them, but chose instead to benefit the entire school through their gift. A magnificent icon of the Theotokos 'Kardiotissa' now graces the Chapel, depicting the Mother of God holding her blessed Son close to her heart. As class president Minas Tsambounieris explains, "We had originally decided to purchase icons of...

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  • Holy Cross Seminarians Invited to Ireland

    For most Bostonians, Irish or not, St. Patrick's Day is an annual celebration highlighted by parades and beer-fueled revelry. For three Holy Cross seminarians, however, St. Patrick's Day will mark the beginning of twelve days in Ireland for more serious reasons: to engage with the Orthodox community of Dublin and visit holy sites around the country, such as ancient abbeys. While in Cork, Adam Murphy, Alex Karcher, and Christian Toumbelekis will deliver a talk about Orthodoxy at University College Cork, part of the National University of Ireland. The invitation to speak in Cork came via a friend Adam Murphy made...

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  • HCHC Observes Clean Monday with Annual Retreat

    On Monday, March 11, the Hellenic College Holy Cross community observed the start of Great and Holy Lent with a day-long retreat. Students, faculty, and staff gathered in Holy Cross Chapel for Orthros, after which His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, delivered the keynote address. His Eminence chose as his focus John 15:7-17 and elucidated its message to the keenly attentive audience, who were given copies of the selected passage in Greek and English. His Eminence pointed out the "very specific and dominant verb" that appears multiple times and is usually rendered in English as "abide" or "reside" but...

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  • HCHC Hosts Second Annual Fresh Check Day

    The Office of Spiritual Formation and Counseling Services, in collaboration with the Office of Student Life, sponsored HCHC's second annual Fresh Check Day on March 8. These fun-filled events, held on many college campuses around the country, serve a serious purpose: to promote students' mental well-being and make them aware of the resources available to them at school, in the community, and nationally. "We spend most of our time on intellectual and spiritual activities here at HCHC," says Dr. Bob Murray of the OSFCS, "so this is an opportunity to learn about mental health issues in our society." Each booth...

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  • Leadership 100 35th Anniversary Conference Concludes; $2.9 Million In Grants Approved By Executive Committee

    The following press release was issued on March 1, 2019, by Leadership 100. Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Fund, Inc. 645 Fifth Avenue, Suite 403 New York, NY 10022 www.L100.org Leadership@L100.org Leadership 100 concluded its 35th Anniversary Conference on February 23, 2019, with the Grand Banquet presentation of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to George Veras, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Producer of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Stellene Volandes, Editor-in-Chief of Town and Country Magazine, the oldest continually published magazine in the country, according to Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman of Leadership 100. The Conference, livestreamed for...

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