News & Updates

  • HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP ELPIDOPHOROS CONDUCTS AGHIASMOS AT MALIOTIS CULTURAL CENTER

    On Thursday, December 3, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross to conduct an aghiasmos (blessing of the waters) at the newly renovated Maliotis Cultural Center. The service was a fitting celebratory symbol of the Center's rebirth after a protracted period of legal difficulties, recently resolved successfully thanks largely to the involvement of His Eminence and HCHC's President, George M. Cantonis.  Addressing those gathered for the service, His Eminence said, "Despite the pandemic, the work of our Archdiocese has not stopped, nor will it stop. We continue to perform our work not only...

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  • DUMBARTON OAKS PUBLISHES NEW VOLUME BY BISHOP JOACHIM OF AMISSOS

    Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University's Center for Byzantine Studies, has announced the newly published volume by His Grace Bishop Joachim (Cotsonis) of Amissos, Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 7: Anonymous, with Bilateral Religious Imagery (Dumbarton Oaks: Washington, DC, 2020). A distinguished and globally recognized Byzantinist, His Grace is Director of HCHC's Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center and a 1979 graduate of Holy Cross. The new volume, which also marks the return of the ongoing print series of Dumbarton Oaks seal catalogues, presents a distinct part of the collection: 572...

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  • HCHC CLASSES TO CONTINUE ONLINE FOR SPRING SEMESTER

    In a letter to the Hellenic College Holy Cross community, President George M. Cantonis announced that, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the campus will not reopen for the spring semester and all courses will continue to be taught remotely. The Administration "had held out hope that we could welcome everyone back to campus for in-person classes, worship, and fellowship...and we have explored every avenue for turning that hope into reality." "Unfortunately," President Cantonis continued, "we have come to the inescapable conclusion that to reopen in January would be premature and unwise, given the alarming rise in COVID cases...

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  • HCHC RECEIVES TWO MILLION EUROS FROM GREEK GOVERNMENT

    President George M. Cantonis announced today that Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received a restricted gift of two million euros ($2,388,000) from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that was given to them by the government of Greece for HCHC. President Cantonis responded to this extraordinary gift by saying, We are profoundly grateful to the government of Greece and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. We are also most thankful to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for his tireless efforts on behalf of the College in this and so many other matters." President Cantonis further stated...

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  • NEW PUBLICATIONS BY PROFESSOR STAMATIA DOVA

    Dr. Stamatia Dova, Professor and Director of Classics and Greek Studies at Hellenic College, has recently published a new book, The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece (Routledge), which offers an innovative approach to archaic and classical Greek literature by focusing on a little-explored topic through close readings of epic, lyric, and tragic poetry. This monograph revisits key passages from the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, Pindar's epinician odes, Euripides' Herakles, and other texts to identify a poetics of failure that encompasses gods, heroes, athletes, and citizens alike. It is engaging reading for both scholars and students who are interested in...

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  • HCHC ANNOUNCES TWO NEW KEY APPOINTMENTS

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has announced the appointment of Dr. Diana Demetrulias as HCHC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Rev. Dn. Gary Alexander as Vice President for Administrative Affairs. In announcing the appointments, HCHC President George M. Cantonis said, "The creation of these key positions is a major step forward in our ongoing process of restructuring. We are tremendously fortunate to have two such remarkable individuals on our management team."  Dr. Demetrulias has extensive experience in higher education as an academic consultant, administrator, and scholar. She recently served as Provost at Notre Dame de Namur...

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