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Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

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Coordinates: 42°19′1.53″N 71°7′44.54″W / 42.3170917°N 71.1290389°W / 42.3170917; -71.1290389

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) is an Orthodox Christian liberal arts college and seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
TypePrivate
Established1937
AffiliationGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
PresidentFr. Christopher T. Metropulos
Undergraduates99
Postgraduates123[1]
Location, ,
CampusUrban
Websitewww.hchc.edu

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HistoryEdit

The institution was founded in 1937 as Holy Cross Theological School in Pomfret, Connecticut. In 1946, the school was moved to Brookline, Massachusetts.[2] In 1966, Holy Cross expanded its undergraduate division into a full four-year liberal arts college named Hellenic College, which opened in 1968.[3] 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.[4]

 
Chapel of the Holy Cross, Hellenic College

AcademicsEdit

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.).

AccreditationEdit

Hellenic College Holy Cross has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 1974.[5] The School of Theology has also been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada since 1974.[6] Holy Cross is also a member of the Boston Theological Institute.

CampusEdit

Hellenic College is located on a 59-acre (240,000 m2) campus in Brookline, Massachusetts just outside Boston, the former Weld estate.[7] It is notable for having been the longtime practice site of the Boston Celtics.[8]

 
Archbishop Iakovos Library, Hellenic College

Summer programsEdit

  • "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.

Notable peopleEdit

PresidentsEdit

  • 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–Present: The Very Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos [9]

Notable facultyEdit

Current facultyEdit

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology:

Notable alumniEdit

IntermentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology". US Department of Education (National Center for Education Statistics). Retrieved April 28, 2010.. Data from Fall 2008.
  2. ^ Alexey D. Krindatch. ""American Orthodoxy" or "Orthodoxy in America"? Profiling the Next Generation of Eastern Christian Clergy in the USA". Hartford Seminary. Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  3. ^ "Hellenic College Wins $2 Million Grant From Lilly Endowment To Establish Center For Theological Study Of Vocation". Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. 2002-12-02. Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2003-03-03.
  4. ^ "History of Holy Cross". Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. 2007-12-19. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  5. ^ "Roster of Institutions". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Archived from the original on 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2009-03-02. The two seem to be accredited as a single institution, Hellenic College.
  6. ^ "Alphabetical Index of Member Schools". Association of Theological Schools. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  7. ^ "Weld Family". Jamaica Plain Historical Society. 1991-02-01. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  8. ^ Jim Fenton (2008-06-05). "Celtics Notebook: Walton Recalls Glory Days". Brockton Enterprise. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  9. ^ http://www.hchc.edu/about/news/news_releases/new-president
  10. ^ "Bishop Kyrillos". Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  11. ^ "Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson", The MetroWest Daily News, June 16, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2016.

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