Please see below for Summer 2022 opportunities.



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 2022 online classes and in person Summer nine day Session of the Diaconate Program will be as follows:

Online classes

May 23-27 Online Class 1-Scripture in the Orthodox Church-Sunday with Fr Pentiuc.

June 20-24 Online Class 2-The Orthodox Liturgical Cycle with Fr. Zymaris.

Both Online classes start the Sunday night prior with a pre-recorded lecture to watch and comment on prior to the Monday video conference class scheduled in the late afternoon. Classes run M-F and have an evaluation at the end of each class.

In Person Nine Day Session 

July 9-17 In person session at HCHC. We ask Mentors, candidates and Alumni to arrive Friday afternoon or evening July 8th.

July 9-11- Mentor, Candidate and Alumni 15 year anniversary of the program retreat (BBQ on Sat afternoon).

July 11-15 Class 3 – Major Themes in Orthodox History with Dr Jim Skedros held each morning after Orthros.

Afternoon break out sessions include the practical, formational and Pastoral component of the program. These sessions include experienced Clergy as well as HCHC Alumni guest speakers.

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



For updates and information on the summer program of the Pappas Patristic Institute, please visit

St. Helen's Pilgrimage

After several years of dormancy due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the St. Helen’s trip to the Holy Land, Constantinople, and Greece will be held this summer.

Please know that the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 are eligible for the first two weeks of the trip, while the classes of 2022 and 2023 are required to participate in the full five weeks.

Updates will be coming as available.

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This is a 12 day summer mission practicum and pilgrimage to Albania. We will learn about the work and writings of the greatest Orthodox missionary in our generation, Archbishop Anastasios Yannoulatos of Albania. We will learn about the resurrection of the Church of Albania over the past 30 years after the most harrowing years of communism, during which Albania was the only country in the world to forbid any religion for 24 years. We will examine and analyze how the church has succeeded in living out the missiology of the Archbishop. The trip will be part class, part pilgrimage, and part mission outreach. We will visit with Archbishop Anastasios and some of the other metropolitans of Albania to listen to their vision and understanding of missions. We will meet with the OCMC missionaries working in Albania, some of whom have been working there for the past 20 years. We will also interact with many Albanian coworkers who are involved in the everyday ministry of the church. We will also visit holy sites and see the relics of St Kosmas Aitolos, St John Vladimir, and other saints. A highlight of the trip will be a 12 mile pilgrimage we make with Metropolitan John of Korca. The trip will include some outreach and ministry to the youth, college students and young adults. We will expect some of our students to offer talks and lead discussions with a translator. The cost of this trip is $1000 which will include the air fare and all expenses in Albania. Students can apply for a scholarship which can help reduce the cost possibly by $500.  Our trip will be May 22-June 2.