News & Updates

  • V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas Speaks at Korea Symposium

    V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas, Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross, was a featured speaker at a recent International Symposium on the Environment in Seoul, Korea. The symposium, which was attended by more than 400 people, was part of a celebration to mark the fiftieth anniversary of St. Nicholas Cathedral. His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew delivered the keynote address at the symposium and was followed by Fr. Maximos, whose topic was "A Tale of Two Trees: Nature and Human Transformation." The paper explored St. Maximus the Confessor's interpretation of the two trees in paradise, the Tree of Knowledge and...

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  • HCHC Mourns the Passing of Bishop Athanasius

    The entire HCHC community deeply mourns the untimely passing of His Grace Bishop Athanasius of Kisumu and Western Kenya at the age of 48 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His Grace fell ill just after celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester and, despite the best possible efforts over several weeks to save his life, ultimately succumbed on January 4. A wake will be held at St. Spyridon on Sunday, January 13, from 4-9pm, with a Trisagion service at 7pm. There will also be a wake at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Webster, Massachusetts, on Monday, January 14,...

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  • Holy Cross Student Produces “Love to the End” Documentary Film

    Growing up in Bangalore, India, Anberin Pasha dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. "Every weekend I would go see art films at a cinema near our house and knew very early that I wanted to make films, especially documentaries." But she never imagined that her path to realizing that dream would take her to Florida, then to Serbia, and ultimately to Holy Cross, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree last May and has just begun the two-year Master of Theology program. Anberin went to the University of Florida to study documentary filmmaking. Her thesis film, about a white woman...

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  • Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc Co-Editor of Pan-Orthodox Study Bible

    Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross, Rev. Dr. John Behr, Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and Dr. George Kiraz, founder and director of Gorgias Press, recently met for the second time to discuss the next steps toward producing a Pan-Orthodox Study Bible (POSB), of which they are the general editors. At the meeting, which took place at the Beth Mardutho Syriac Institute headquarters in Piscataway, New Jersey, on October 25, the three general editors decided on the main vision and structure of this important...

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  • HCHC Mourns the Passing of President Bush

    The Hellenic College Holy Cross community joins all Americans in mourning the passing of President George H. W. Bush. A close friend of His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos of blessed memory, President Bush visited our campus on September 12, 1999–the only American President ever to do so–for the dedication of The Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center. President Bush served as honorary chairman of the dedication committee and offered warm praise for His Eminence in his keynote address. May the memory of both great men be eternal!

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  • Mary Jaharis Center Showcases Richness of Byzantine Culture

    The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross recently presented two programs exploring different but equally fascinating elements of Byzantine cultural expression. On November 13, Amanda Luyster gave a talk on "English Bodies, Imported Silks: Byzantine Textiles in Thirteenth-century England" at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Luyster shared findings from her project documenting and analyzing a largely overlooked body of eastern Mediterranean textiles and their influence on English works of art. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center and the Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies. A concert...

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