Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

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Hellenic College
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Former names
The Greek Orthodox Institute
Holy Cross Theological School
Motto
Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος
Motto in English
In the beginning was the Word
TypePrivate
Established1937 (1937)
AccreditationNECHE[1]
ATS[2]
Religious affiliation
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
ChairmanArchbishop Elpidophoros of America
PresidentGeorge M. Cantonis
Undergraduates46
Postgraduates80[3]
Address
50 Goddard Ave
, , ,
02445‑7496
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42°19′1.53″N 71°7′44.54″W / 42.3170917°N 71.1290389°W / 42.3170917; -71.1290389Coordinates: 42°19′1.53″N 71°7′44.54″W / 42.3170917°N 71.1290389°W / 42.3170917; -71.1290389
CampusUrban, 59 acres (24 ha)
Websitehchc.edu
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is located in Greater Boston area
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Location in Greater Boston area

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.[4]

History[edit]

The institution was founded in 1937 as Holy Cross Theological School in Pomfret, Connecticut. In 1946, the school was moved to Brookline, Massachusetts.[5] In 1966, Holy Cross expanded its undergraduate division into a full four-year liberal arts college named Hellenic College, which opened in 1968.[6] Hellenic College Holy Cross is the only fully accredited Orthodox Christian college, seminary, and graduate school of theology in the Western Hemisphere.[4]

Chapel of the Holy Cross, Hellenic College

Academics[edit]

Hellenic College offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.[7]

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).[8]

Accreditation[edit]

Hellenic College has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and Holy Cross School of Theology has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada since 1974.[9] Holy Cross is also a member of the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium.[8]

Campus[edit]

Hellenic College is located on a 59-acre (24 ha) campus in Brookline, Massachusetts just outside Boston on the former Weld estate.[10] It is notable for having been the longtime practice site of the Boston Celtics.[11]

Archbishop Iakovos Library, Hellenic College

Summer programs[edit]

  • "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.[12]

Notable people[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Interments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hellenic College, Inc. - NECHE". New England Commission of Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2021-10-09. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  2. ^ "Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology". Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Archived from the original on 2022-02-16. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  3. ^ "Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology". National Center for Education Statistics. U.S. Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2022-03-04. Retrieved 2022-03-04.. Data from Fall 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Why HCHC?". Hellenic College Holy Cross. Archived from the original on 2022-01-08. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  5. ^ Krindatch, Alexey D. ""American Orthodoxy" or "Orthodoxy in America"? Profiling the Next Generation of Eastern Christian Clergy in the USA". Hartford Institute for Religion Research. Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Archived from the original on 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  6. ^ "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 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  7. ^ "HCHC School Catalog:Part II — Hellenic College" (PDF). Hellenic College Holy Cross. p. 10. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-01-08. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  8. ^ a b "Member School Degree Programs". Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium. Archived from the original on 2022-01-13. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  9. ^ "DaPIP | Location Profile". Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs. U.S. Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2022-03-01. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  10. ^ "Weld Family". Jamaica Plain Historical Society (published 2005-04-14). September 2019 [1991-02-XX]. Archived from the original on 2022-02-09. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  11. ^ Kreig, Andrew (1982-04-24). "Celtics Notebook: Celts, Awaiting Playoffs Foe, Commune in Religious Setting". Hartford Courant. Vol. CXLV, no. 114 (Daily ed.). p. 68. Retrieved 2022-03-04 – via Newspapers.com. The world champion basketball team meets every morning at the Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
  12. ^ "Summer Programs". Hellenic College Holy Cross. Archived from the original on 2022-01-08. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  13. ^ Samaan, Moses (2016-06-20). "Bishop Kyrillos | Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles". Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii. Archived from the original on 2021-10-29. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  14. ^ "Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson". MetroWest Daily News (published 2014-06-16). 2014-06-06. Archived from the original on 2022-03-04. Retrieved 2022-03-04.

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