News & Updates

  • COMMUNIQUE OF THE HOLY EPARCHIAL SYNOD

    NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 16, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened a regular meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod via video conference, in order to deliberate on significant matters that affect the Archdiocese of America. At the beginning of the meeting, the synodical hierarchs with joy were informed of today’s communique of our Mother Church, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, that His All-Holiness will indeed make his previously arranged visit to America, without postponement. Discussing the topic of the vaccination of the faithful, the hierarchs unanimously affirmed that the Church not only permits vaccinations against diseases (e.g. polio,...

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  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    Unto the Most Reverend and Right Reverend Hierarchs, Pious Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, Presidents and Members of Parish Councils, Honorable Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Members of Leadership 100, the Day and Afternoon Schools, Philoptochos Societies, the Youth, Greek Orthodox Organizations, and the entirety of the Christ-named Plenitude of the Holy Archdiocese of America, Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet, for He is holy. (Introit) My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross is a milestone in every liturgical year...

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  • NEW ACADEMIC SERVICES COORDINATOR APPOINTED

    Danielle Brown has been appointed the Coordinator of HCHC's Center for Academic Services. Ms. Brown received both a bachelor's degree in English Adolescence Education and a master's degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz.  In her role as Coordinator, Ms. Brown will direct the writing center, arrange tutoring in other subjects, and serve as the principal liaison for students requiring academic accommodations. 

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  • THE GREEK REVOLUTION THROUGH AMERICAN EYES, 1821-1829

    We are pleased to announce that the bicentennial exhibition The Greek Revolution Through American Eyes, 1821-1829 is now live at www.greekrevolution.org! The digital exhibit offers in-depth content, including captivating narrative, historical images, primary sources, and essays by sixteen contributing scholars from the United States and Greece. These essays elucidate topics associated with each of the exhibit’s four main themes and explore connections between Greece and the United States during the revolutionary struggle, as well as its prelude and aftermath. The site, designed to be accessible from both desktop and mobile devices, is a landmark commemoration of the Greek War of...

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  • FR. JAMES KATINAS APPOINTED VP FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

    Fr. James Katinas, DMin has been appointed by President George M. Cantonis to be HCHC's Vice President for  Institutional Advancement, effective September 1. Fr. Katinas is returning to his alma mater (MDiv 1991) as both a loyal alumnus and as someone who has previously occupied several important positions at the School, including that of Director of Development from 2004 to 2006 and Director of Institutional Advancement from 2011-2015. "I am excited about returning to campus at a time when HCHC is growing dynamically and needs the support of all faithful Orthodox Christians to truly fulfill its mission." Fr. Jim, as...

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  • DR. LANA SLOUTSKY APPOINTED VISITING RESEARCH SCHOLAR

    Hellenic College is pleased to announce that Dr. Lana Sloutsky will be in residence at HCHC for this academic year as a visiting research scholar. Dr. Sloutsky received her doctorate in the history of art and architecture from Boston University. She most recently served as Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, and Managing Editor of the Journal of Icon Studies at the Museum of Russian Icons. At Hellenic College, she will research the formation and display of various museum collections of Orthodox material culture. Dr. Sloutsky will share the results of her work with the HCHC community later this academic year.

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