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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Hellenic College Holy Cross will once again recognize a couple for their exemplary vision and leadership in the Church. Helen and Archon Louis Nicozisis will each receive an honorary doctorate from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology at the upcoming 82nd Commencement on May 18, 2024. This highest honor the school can bestow will be granted to them for the impact they have made at Holy Cross and across the Archdiocese in the field of missions and evangelism. Partners in life and service for sixty years, Archon Primikirios Louis and Helen Nicozisis have…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Demetrios S. Katos has been appointed President of Hellenic College Holy Cross (HCHC). He will start February 1, 2024. He comes to HCHC from Northeastern University, where he is Associate Director of Leadership Giving. He is a higher education professional of 25 years, having also been Dean, Professor of Religious Studies, and Registrar at Hellenic College. “I’m humbled and excited to be the next President of Hellenic College Holy Cross,” Katos said. “I look forward to building a coalition of hierarchs, clergy, laity, trustees and alumni to collaborate with the talented faculty and staff…

By Steven P. Stamatis, M.A. The mid-December edition of the National Herald featured an analysis by Theodore Kalmoukos regarding the “Drama at the School of Theology.” The author is correct. The continuous theater at Holy Cross School of Theology has reached the level of a Greek tragedy. Sophocles would be proud to witness the maneuverings of hierarchy and administrators and observe the resetting, decline and disarray of the only Greek Orthodox institute of higher learning in America. Kalmoukos calls to our attention the dismissal of key professors who have added prestige to the school throughout the early years. He refers…

Source: The National Herald Analysis by Theodore Kalmoukos I have dealt with Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology several times, highlighting some of their serious and deep-rooted problems, not limiting myself to observations but also proposing ideas and possible solutions for reflection and dialogue. All these efforts stem from love and interest, primarily for the School, and consequently for the Church and our Greek-American community, as they are directly influenced by the School, being the breeding ground for priests. Undoubtedly, the School has suffered immensely in recent decades, starting under the Αrchiepiscopate of Iakovos, with constant…

Source: The National Herald By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – The number of incoming male and female students at the Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston has increased, according to an announcement issued by the School. Specifically, 97 new students were admitted, which is the highest number in recent years. It is emphasized that “the College hopes for a similar increase next year, as many applications have been received. Likewise, the entry of new students into the Theological School of the Holy Cross has increased by 71%, with 53 full-time students added, leading to a…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, has been appointed the first Executive Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, effective September 1. He will also rejoin the Holy Cross faculty, of which he was a member from 1995-2002, as Professor of Theology. Upon accepting the appointment, Fr. Chryssavgis said, “I am grateful for the opportunity as the first director of the Huffington Institute to bring back an ecumenical–by which I mean global–perspective to our School and students through my ministry and experience…

Source: The National Herald By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – The 81st Commencement of Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology took place on Saturday, May 20, at the Maliotis Cultural Center under the leadership of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. Synodic hierarchs, including Metropolitans Methodios of Boston, Savas of Pittsburgh, Gerasimos of San Francisco, and Bishop Konstantinos of Sasima, Assistant Bishop at the Metropolis of Denver, were also in attendance. The Commencement commenced with an invocation by Archbishop Elpidophoros, followed by a beautiful rendition of ‘Christos Anesti’ – Christ is Risen, Save, O Lord, Your People, performed by the Holy…

Source: The National Herald BOSTON – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Chairman of the Board of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC), has with regret accepted the resignation of George M. Cantonis from the position of President of the institution effective August 31, 2023. President Cantonis communicated his intention in a letter to His Eminence and to Fr. Jon Magoulias, Vice-Chair of HCHC’s Board, on April 21. The body of the letter follows: Christ is Risen! In this glorious season of our Lord’s Resurrection, I am grateful for His love and support in the ministry…

Source: The National Herald By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – A new crisis is boiling at Hellenic College – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) in Brookline, MA, after a post on Facebook by Archbishop Elpidophoros from Amman, Jordan promising to give full scholarships to all of that country’s priests and deacons who want to study there. The Archbishop made that announcement and commitment through his Facebook account while visiting the Holy Land and Jordan and acting as a tour guide for a group of Greek-Americans, including Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The leaders of the School, its president…

Source: The National Herald By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – The Chief Secretary of the Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Director of the Department of Religious Education, Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos, in a confidential report dated May 3, 2022, to Archbishop Elpidophoros, reveals the situation during Holy Week Services at Holy Cross School of Theology and for the School in general. In his report, which was made available to The National Herald, Bishop Athenagoras directly denounces the president of HCHC, George Cantonis, as well as the deans of both Hellenic College, Timothy Patitsas, and of the…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Eulogy By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America For Professor George Bebis Saint George Greek Orthodox Church July 25, 2022 Your Graces, Dear Father Paul, beloved nephews, great nephews, great nieces, and all members of the esteemed and bereaved Bebis Family, Beloved Community of Hellenic College and Holy Cross, Reverend clergy, faculty and staff, friends and loved ones, Devout members of this Church of Saint George, How worthy and right it is to pray today in this Church – pastored by the late Father Constantine Bebis, the twin brother of this legendary professor and…

Source: The National Herald By. Rev. Dr. Theodore Stylianopoulos – Special to The National Herald “Make America great!” This is a familiar slogan in our nation. In other parts of the world people shout: “Make China great!” “Make India great!” “Make Iran great!” All the great empires of history, the Persian, the Greek, the Roman, the British, have flourished and perished by aggression and war. In recent decades the passion for greatness has dominated the minds of many leaders in America, Russia, the European Union and the military alliance known as NATO. A few voices of historians and political scientists…

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