Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
|Affiliation||Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|
|President||Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos|
|Location||Brookline, Massachusetts, United States|
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|Orthodoxy in the Americas|
The institution was originally 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 and Holy Cross have 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-Present: The Very Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos 
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology:
- Archbishop Demetrios of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
- Dr. George Bebis, Professor Emeritus of Patristics
- Dr. Bruce Beck, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Director of the Pappas Patristic Institute
- Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas, Professor Emeritus of Liturgics
- Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Clapsis, Archbishop Iakovos Professor of Orthodox Theology
- V. Rev. Dr. Joachim Cotsonis, Director of the Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center
- The Rev. George Dragas, Professor of Patrology & Patristics
- Rev. Dr. Thomas FitzGerald, Professor of Church History & Historical Theology
- Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Music
- Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Director of Field Education
- Fr. Maximos of Simonopetra (Mount Athos), Visiting Professor of Theology
- Rev. Dr. George C. Papadimitriou, Professor Emeritus
- Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics
- Dr. Lewis Patsavos, Professor Emeritus of Canon Law
- Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
- Dr. James C. Skedros, Interim Dean of Holy Cross and Cantonis Professor for Byzantine Studies and Professor of Early Christianity and Byzantine History
- Dr. Evie Zachariades-Holmberg, Professor of Classics and Ecclesiastical/Patristic Greek Language and Literature
- Rev. Philip Zymaris, Assistant Professor of Liturgics
- Demetrios S. Katos, Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Hellenic College
- John Chirban, Professor and Chairman of the Human Development Program
- Stamatia Dova, Professor of Classics and Modern Greek Studies
- Ellen Lanzano, Professor of English and Chairperson of the Literature and History Program
- Alice McIntyre, Professor and Chairperson of the Elementary Education Program
- Aristotle Michopoulos, Professor and Chairman of the Greek Studies Department
- 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
- Father Demetrios Constantelos
- Father Emmanuel Lemelson of Massachusetts, who is also a hedge fund manager.
- Archbishop Iakovos of America
- Metropolitan Silas (Koskinas) of Saranta Ekklesia, former Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of New Jersey
- Bishop Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos
Notes and references
- "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.
- Alexey D. Krindatch. ""American Orthodoxy" or "Orthodoxy in America"? Profiling the Next Generation of Eastern Christian Clergy in the USA". Hartford Seminary. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
- "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. Retrieved 2003-03-03.
- "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.
- "Roster of Institutions". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved 2009-03-02. The two seem to be accredited as a single institution, Hellenic College.
- "Alphabetical Index of Member Schools". Association of Theological Schools. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
- "Weld Family". Jamaica Plain Historical Society. 1991-02-01. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
- Jim Fenton (2008-06-05). "Celtics Notebook: Walton Recalls Glory Days". Brockton Enterprise. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- "Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson", The MetroWest Daily News, June 16, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
- Official website
- Crossroad summer program
- Patristics Institute
- Alexei D. Krindatch. The Study of Educational Institutions Offering Programs in Orthodox Theology in the United States. Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. October 20, 2015. Retrieved: 18 December, 2015.