Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) is an Orthodox Christian liberal arts college and seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts. Its mission is to educate individuals for life and service in the Orthodox Christian community; this includes men preparing for the priesthood of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and other Orthodox Christian entities, as well as men and women for leadership roles in the church or within secular society. HCHC includes a graduate school of theology, seminary for clerical training and education, and several undergraduate and certificate programs in business, education, literature, and other secular professions.
|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|
|President||Metropolitan Methodios of Boston (interim)|
The institution was founded in 1937 as Holy Cross Theological School in Pomfret, Connecticut. In 1946, the school was moved to Brookline, Massachusetts. In 1966, Holy Cross expanded its undergraduate division into a full four-year liberal arts college named Hellenic College, which opened in 1968. Holy Cross became an accredited theological school and has become one of the most important institutions of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the Western Hemisphere.
Hellenic College offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology offers graduate programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), and Master of Theology (Th.M.).
Hellenic College Holy Cross has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 1974. The School of Theology has also been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada since 1974. Holy Cross is also a member of the Boston Theological Institute.
Hellenic College is located on a 59-acre (240,000 m2) campus in Brookline, Massachusetts just outside Boston, the former Weld estate. It is notable for having been the longtime practice site of the Boston Celtics.
- "Crossroad" is a ten-day, vocational exploration program for Orthodox Christian high school graduates and rising seniors. Two sessions are held on the HCHC campus each summer.
- The "Pappas Patristic Institute" is a seminar based program that focuses on readings in the Early Church Fathers. This program is geared towards undergraduate and graduate students. Bruce Beck is the director.
- 1966-1971: The Rev. Leonidas C. Contos
- 1971-1976: Metropolitan Iakovos (Garmatis) of Chicago
- 1976-1986: Thomas C. Lelon
- 1987-1989: Metropolitan Silas (Koskinas) of New Jersey
- 1989-1995: Metropolitan Methodios (Tournas) of Boston
- 1995-1997: The Rev. Alkividias C. Calivas
- 1997-1998: Metropolitan Isaiah (Chronopoulos) of Denver
- 1998-1999: Very Rev. Archimandrite Damaskinos V. Ganas
- 2000-2015: Very Rev. Nicholas Triantafilou
- 2015–2019: Very Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos
- 2019-2020: Metropolitan Methodios (Tournas) of Boston
- 2020-present: George M. Cantonis
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology:
- Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
- Metropolitan Methodios (Tournas) of Boston of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Metropolitan Isaiah (Chronopoulos) of Denver of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Metropolitan Gerasimos (Michaleas) of San Francisco of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Metropolitan Nicholas (Pissare) of Detroit of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Metropolitan Evangelos (Kourounis) of New Jersey of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Metropolitan Savas (Zembillas) of Pittsburgh of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
- Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia, Director of the Berkeley, California-based Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute
- Bishop Dimitrios (Couchell) of Xanthos, titular bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
- Bishop Andonios (Paropoulos) of Phasiane, auxiliary bishop and Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, auxiliary bishop and Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
- Bishop Kyrillos, auxiliary bishop for Christian Education and Dean of St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological School in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii]
- Father Demetrios Constantelos
- Father Emmanuel Lemelson of Massachusetts of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
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