Summer courses will not be offered for the Summer 2021 term.



The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross is an intensive Modern Greek language program, offering three courses (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) taught by current or former members of the HCHC faculty. The 2022 program, which is open to both HCHC and non-HCHC students, will run from Monday, May 23, to Friday, June 17. Each student will earn six credits toward graduation upon successful completion of the ninety-hour syllabus.



The 2021 Summer Session of the Diaconate Program will take place in two parts. The academic and theological component of the program will be offered online, one course per week: June 7-11; June 21-25; and July 12-15. The practical and formational component of the program is currently scheduled to be held on campus (in-person) from Saturday, July 24 through Sunday, August 1, 2021 with the expectation that COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed.

For more information on the Diaconate Program and application process please visit the Diaconate Program page of the HCHC website.



The summer program of the Pappas Patristic Institute is not being held this year due to the pandemic. For information about the Pappas Patristic Institute please email us at


The CrossRoad Summer Institute is scheduled to run in summer 2021 and our session dates/locations are as follows:

  • Session 1: June 12-June 22 (Boston)
  • Session 2: June 29-July 9 (Boston)
  • Session 3: July 19-July 29 (Chicago)


Program Description: CrossRoad is a ten-day academic summer institute that prepares high school juniors and seniors to make big life decisions and invites them to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition in a deep and meaningful way. CrossRoad offers a space for young people to form authentic and lifelong friendships, ask hard questions, and explore their calling as an OrthodoxChristian in the 21st century.

Covid Update: At this time, we are preparing to host the program in-person in summer 2021. However, given the ever-changing nature of this pandemic, we are prepared to host the program virtually, if necessary. A decision will be made by April, 2021 whether we will be in person or virtual. We thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times. Rest assured, CrossRoad 2021 will be happening!


St. Helen's Pilgrimage

In light of continuing uncertainty about the future spread of the global pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel the 2021 St. Helen’s Pilgrimage.

Holy Cross MDiv graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be eligible to attend the first week or two weeks of either the 2022 or the 2023 Pilgrimages, which would take them to the Holy Land, Constantinople, and Mount Athos.

Holy Cross MDiv graduates from the classes of 2022 and 2023 will be eligible to attend the 2022 Pilgrimage only, as we transition to a practice of bringing students exclusively in the summer before their senior year.

MDiv students and recent graduates eligible for and considering the 2022 Pilgrimage should ensure that their passports do not expire during the 2022 calendar year. 

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“Missiology of Archbishop Anastasios of Albania” Missions Practicum

This is a summer program that combines a three credit academic class, a cross-cultural mission practicum, and a pilgrimage to Holy sites. It includes a week long academic study at HCHC followed by a 12 day experience to Albania, Guatamela or some other cross-cultural setting. The Missions Practicum will not be running in 2021.