News & Updates

  • Holy Cross Accreditation Renewed

    The Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Commission on Accrediting met in Pittsburgh, PA, February 7-9, 2019, and discussed the comprehensive visit and report of the ATS evaluation team that visited Holy Cross November 12-15, 2018. Among its several decisions, the Board of Commissioners voted: to reaffirm the accreditation of Holy Cross for a period of five years. to approve the three degree programs Holy Cross offers: Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Theological Studies (MTS–academic MA), and Master of Theology (ThM). The Board encouraged Holy Cross to maintain and enhance its distinctive strengths, including “the...

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  • Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc Published in Romania

    The Romanian translation of Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc's book The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition has just been released by Renasterea Press. First published by Oxford University Press in 2014, the book is one of many important works by Fr. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The official launch of the translation took place on April 18 at the Gaudeamus International Book Fair in Cluj, Romania, Fr. Pentiuc's native country. The presenters were Metropolitan Andrei of Cluj and Professor Ioan Chirila, President of the Senate at Babes-Bolyai...

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  • Hellenic College Board of Trustees Announcement

    Hellenic College Holy Cross President, Father Christopher Metropulos, DMin, announced his resignation today. “I was proud to serve HCHC for the past four years. I will forever be honored and humbled by the opportunity to have served alongside our terrific faculty, staff, and students,” said Father Metropulos. Under Father Metropulos’ leadership, HCHC began the process of re-evaluating the college, added key partnerships to enhance its academic and athletic offerings, and initiated an enhancement to the School’s fundraising efforts called the Guardians of HCHC. In addition, the college and seminary redesigned its website and began a renovation project on the Holy...

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  • HCHC Receives CASE Excellence Award

    On March 14, 2019, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) honored Hellenic College Holy Cross at its annual conference with a Silver Excellence Award in the Video Fundraising category for its 2018 Day of Giving video. CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and allied areas. It serves more than 3,700 universities, colleges, schools, and related organizations in more than 80 countries. HCHC competed against 230 other entries from institutions in District I, the regional chapter representing the northeastern United States and...

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  • OVM Hosts CrossRoad Alumni Retreat

    The Office of Vocation & Ministry welcomed 65 CrossRoad alumni from across the United States back to campus on April 12 for a three-day retreat. CrossRoad is the OVM's very popular summer program for high school juniors and seniors wanting to engage more deeply with their faith and with other young Orthodox Christians. Since its first session fifteen years ago, CrossRoad has expanded to two annual sessions at HCHC and, as of last year, to a third session in Chicago. "We had almost every year represented at the retreat," says Kyra Limberakis, Assistant Director of the OVM and Director of...

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  • Holy Cross Seminarians Spend Spring Break in 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 2019 marked the beginning of a trip to Ireland for more serious reasons: to engage with the Orthodox community of Dublin, visit holy sites around the country, and introduce Orthodox thought and worship at University College Cork, part of the National University of Ireland. The invitation to Cork came via a friend Adam Murphy made while earning a master's degree at Boston College before coming to Holy Cross. As his name suggests,...

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