News & Updates

  • MALIOTIS CULTURAL CENTER OPENS MAJOR NEW EXHIBIT

    On March 10, 2022, the Maliotis Cultural Center of Hellenic College Holy Cross hosted the inaugural event of its next exhibit: “The Good Shepherds: Chief Metropolitans and Rabbis in the Face of Holocaust." According to the Jewish Museum of Greece, “the exhibit's purpose is to showcase the positive actions, rescue attempts, gestures of sympathy or support, no matter how large or small, revealed by the Jewish Museum of Greece research, in order to honor those involved and inspire us today. The idea for this exhibition came from Samuel (Makis) Matsas, President of the Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG). A child...

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  • HCHC RECEIVES $2.75 MILLION BEQUEST FROM THEOFILIS ESTATE

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received a $2.75 million bequest from the estate and trust of Helen B. Theofilis of Clearwater, Florida. The bequest is the largest ever received by HCHC. The Basil and Helen Theofilis Charitable Fund for Hellenic Causes requests that $1 million of the Fund be used to permanently endow room and board scholarships for married seminarians at Holy Cross, and $1 million to permanently endow tuition and book scholarships for non-seminarian Hellenic College students. The remaining $750,000 is earmarked for capital repairs, of which $350,000 is specifically designated for Holy Cross...

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  • FR. PENTIUC FIRST ORTHODOX MEMBER OF B.E.S.T. EDITORIAL BOARD

    On February 25, 2022, the Editorial Board of the B.E.S.T (La Bible en ses traditions / The Bible in Its Traditions) Bible Research Program at École Biblique et Archéologique Française (EBAF) in Jerusalem voted unanimously to appoint Fr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, PhD, as a member. He is the only Orthodox scholar ever to serve on the prestigious editorial board, which consists of Dominican professors at EBAF. Fr. Pentiuc is Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins and Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He received an MA in Biblical...

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  • DR. TOM PAPADEMETRIOU LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE

    Historian and Archon Dr. Tom Papademetriou (Archon Didaskalos tou Genous) presented two successful in-person lectures on “The History of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Under Ottoman Rule” on February 11 and 18, 2022. Dr. Papademetriou was a guest lecturer in the seminar on the Ecumenical Patriarchate taught by Rev. Dr. George Parsenios, Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  In his lectures, Dr. Papademetriou explored two main questions: How did the Ecumenical Patriarchate survive during the era of the Tourkokratia (Turkish rule)? And how did the Ecumenical Patriarchate function as a kivotos (ark) to preserve the Christian faith and protect...

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  • HOLY CROSS TO OFFER PASCHAL SERIES

    The faculty of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will offer spiritual guidance and instruction in various forms throughout the entire Paschal period, from the beginning of Lent until the feast of Pentecost. The first set of offerings will be a Lenten series entitled “My Soul, My Soul, Rise Up”: Lenten Reflections from Holy Cross. These brief video presentations will begin on Clean Monday and will continue every Monday until Holy Week. The first session, entitled “Grant Me to See”: Reflections on the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim, will be delivered on March 7 by Fr. George Parsenios, PhD,...

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  • HELLENIC COLLEGE LAUNCHES MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY

    For the first time in its fifty-year history, Hellenic College is offering an official minor in Philosophy, beginning this semester. “Many students have asked for such a minor to be created, and under the guidance of our new Vice President for Academic Affairs, we were able to design this program quickly,” stated Dr. Tone Svetelj, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and director of the new program. “As the world becomes a more complicated and confusing place, rigorous treatment of fundamental questions about meaning and responsibility is indispensable for this next generation of adults.” Through this minor, undergraduate students grapple...

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