News & Updates

  • HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP ELPIDOPHOROS VISITS HCHC FOR FEAST DAY

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America honored the Hellenic College Holy Cross community with a two-day visit September 13 and 14 to celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. His Eminence, who is Chairman of HCHC's Board of Trustees, presided at services in Holy Cross Chapel, beginning with Great Vespers on Sunday, September 13. Joining him at the Holy Altar were His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos, His Grace Bishop Ilia of Philomelion (Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America), and clergy members of the HCHC faculty. The service was followed by the...

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  • HCHC BEGINS RESTRUCTURING PROCESS

    On Friday, August 7, 2020, at a special executive session, the HCHC Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution declaring “financial exigency” at the institution, allowing the School to initiate a restructuring designed to meet the serious fiscal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthen academic quality, and grow into the future. This process of restructuring, although challenging, is necessary for HCHC to continue to build on the recent progress that has been made. As President George M. Cantonis has stated, "Maintaining academic excellence and fiscal prudence must always be top priorities in all of our reorganization plans." The declaration of...

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  • HCHC CLASSES TO CONTINUE ONLINE FOR FALL SEMESTER

    In a letter to the Hellenic College Holy Cross community, President George M. Cantonis announced that, in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the campus will not reopen for the fall semester and all courses will continue to be taught online. "This decision was not made lightly," he stressed. "Administrators and staff spent countless hours exploring ways to reopen the campus. Although there were many obstacles, the bottom line always came back to ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Our plan is to reopen the campus for the spring semester 2021 and we will be...

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  • REV. DR. GEORGE PARSENIOS TO TEACH AT HOLY CROSS THIS FALL

    The President of HCHC and the Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology are pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. George L. Parsenios, Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, will be offering an online course at Holy Cross during the Fall 2020 semester. He has graciously offered to volunteer his time and considerable expertise to Holy Cross as a gift to his beloved alma mater. Fr. Parsenios is an award-winning teacher and internationally recognized scholar of the New Testament, with expertise in the Gospels. He holds the rank of Full Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, where...

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  • DR. WENDY LARSON NAMED INAUGURAL SCHOLAR IN VISITING WOMEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT HOLY CROSS

    The President of HCHC and the Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Katherine Wendy Larson as Visiting Professor for the Fall 2020 semester. Professor Larson is the inaugural scholar of Holy Cross’s new Visiting Women Scholars Program, which is being generously funded by an anonymous donor. The new program will bring Orthodox women scholars to Holy Cross to offer their expertise and teaching to our students and community. Professor Larson has taught in the English Department at Roanoke College since 2002. She received her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in...

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  • HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX PRESS PUBLISHES IMPORTANT NEW WORK

    Holy Cross Orthodox Press at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has just released an important and timely book, For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church, with the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.  This publication, edited by eminent theologians Dr. David Bentley Hart and Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, imparts a much-needed roadmap for navigating modern-day challenges with the wisdom of the Orthodox spiritual tradition. It delves into such critical issues as racism, poverty, injustice, human rights, reproductive technology, bioethics, and climate change.  The book is the culmination of...

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