News & Updates

  • 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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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS GREEK ORTHODOX SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY STATEMENT ON THE CONVERSION OF HAGIA SOPHIA TO A MOSQUE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology strongly protests the decision of the Turkish government to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. This decision strikes at the core of religious and cultural sensitivities and identities, and we are opposed to it on moral, ethical, cultural, and religious-freedom grounds. The history of the edifice is well known. Constructed in the sixth century, the site on which Hagia Sophia now stands was home to two earlier Orthodox Christian churches, both also dedicated to Hagia Sophia—the Holy Wisdom of God. After the two earlier churches were destroyed by fire, the Emperor...

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  • FR. STANLEY HARAKAS – MEMORY ETERNAL

    It is with a sorrowful hearts, yet with hope in the Resurrection, that we inform you of the falling asleep of Fr. Stanley Harakas. The Rev. Fr. Stanley Harakas fell asleep in the Lord on June 23, 2020, at the age of 88. Born Stylianos Harakas on January 13, 1932, to Sam (Spyridon) Harakas and Katherine (Moraites) Harakas in Pittsburgh, PA, Fr. Stanley received his undergraduate and theology degrees from Holy Cross, and his Doctor of Theology degree from Boston University in 1965. In 1966, Fr. Stanley began to teach at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, where he...

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  • PROFESSOR ELLEN LANZANO PUBLISHES BOOK ON HELLENISM IN LITERATURE

    Dr. Ellen A. Lanzano, Professor of English and Chair of the Literature and History Program at Hellenic College, has published a new book, The Harp and the Web: Hellenism in Literature, Selected Adaptations. Examining works published over a span of more than two hundred years, Dr. Lanzano illuminates the powerful influence of Hellenism on British and American writers as far apart in time and worldview as Edgar Allan Poe and John Updike. As she says in her introduction, "The reach of Greek mythology is infinite in the human sense because myths function as an endlessly variable way to explain the...

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