News & Updates

  • FR. MAXIMOS SPEAKS AT ST. VLADIMIR’S

    On April 7, 2020, the V. Rev. Dr.  Maximos Constas, Interim Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, spoke at an online faculty seminar hosted by St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. The title of his presentation was "John Geometres' Life of the Virgin and the Georgian Life of the Virgin attributed to Maximus the Confessor." Fr Maximos' presentation was based on his current research project, which is a critical edition and English translation of an unpublished, tenth-century Life of the Virgin written by John Geometres (ca. 935-1000 AD), who was the leading literary figure of his era. Collaborating on this project with Fr Maximos is...

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  • HCHC TO HOLD COMBINED COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES FOR CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021 IN MAY 2021

    For the first time in its long history, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will hold combined commencement exercises for two classes, 2020 and 2021, in May 2021. This unprecedented action has been taken in response to the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic. In a letter sent to graduating students and their families on April 15, HCHC President George M. Cantonis stressed that this "profoundly difficult decision" was based on current CDC public health recommendations for maintaining social distancing and other restrictions well into May. After consulting with the other members of HCHC's administration and...

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS TO HOLD COMMENCEMENT ONLINE

    In keeping with CDC guidelines and restrictions on large gatherings by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will not hold its traditional graduation exercises on May 9, as had been planned prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, following the example of many other academic institutions throughout the United States, a virtual gathering will be held and live-streamed for viewing by graduates and their families and friends from the safety of their homes. Planning is underway by HCHC's leadership for a ceremony that will appropriately acknowledge the graduates' achievements and convey the school's best...

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS TO CLOSE CAMPUS FOR THE REST OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR

    Updated March 24, 2020 As the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly and a state of emergency has been declared for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Hellenic College Holy Cross is taking important steps to protect its students, faculty, and staff. Beginning on Monday, March 23, all instruction is being conducted online for the remainder of the semester. Most of the students have left campus and only those students who are unable to return to their permanent residences due to travel restrictions or other significant restraints were allowed to remain. At present, all HCHC staff and faculty are working remotely except...

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  • Message from the HCHC President

    Dear HCHC Students, Parents and Community, The situation globally, with regard to COVID-19, what we know as coronavirus, has evolved this week with increases in the number of confirmed cases. Know that the safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount as we monitor the situation. DELAYED RETURN TO CAMPUS FOR ANYONE RETURNING FROM INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL Students who may have traveled abroad to Centers for Disease Control (CDS) Level-3 countries—China, Italy, Iran and South Korea—and wish to return to the U.S. are prohibited from campus for a minimum of 14 days, a period of time suggested by health officials....

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  • Dr. Patitsas Publishes Book on the Ethics of Beauty

    Dr. Timothy Patitsas (MDiv 1994), Interim Dean of Hellenic College and Assistant Professor of Ethics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, has just published a book on The Ethics of Beauty (St. Nicholas Press). The book argues that the Orthodox Christian approach to spiritual life has always been a "Beauty-first" one, laying out examples of how this applies in topics ranging from creation to political theory to the Jesus Prayer, including war, psychology, trauma, chastity, healthy shame, gender, marriage, hospitality, art, architecture, theology, economics, urban planning, and complexity theory. Asked how and why he came to write the...

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