Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Historic First Meeting on the Future of Hellenic College - Holy Cross

A Historic First Meeting on the Future of Hellenic College - Holy Cross

May 7, 2011

BOSTON – The first meeting in the history of Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology between members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, auxiliary bishops and faculty members of Holy Cross was convened under the chairmanship of Archbishop Demetrios of America, on Thursday May 5, 2011. This truly historic first meeting examined issues concerning the life and progress of the highest educational institution of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

The meeting started at 9 a.m. and concluded after 5 p.m. with Archieratical Vespers held at Holy Cross chapel. The participants of the conference included hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the President, the Dean and the faculty of HC/HC. The conference was held in a very positive and constructive atmosphere of cooperation.

Issues discussed included the admissions process, the curriculum and its further development and aspects of theological, liturgical and language education and training. Other issues considered were the role of worship and the cultivation of high ecclesiastical orthodox convictions and ethos especially for students inclined towards the priesthood and ministry in the Orthodox Church.

During the day-long conference the participants were presented with statistical data about the school and its history and various views were exchanged between hierarchs and professors in the spirit of the common care and love for Hellenic College – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

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A photo from the meeting: (L to R) Fr. Nicholas Triantafilou, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, Archbishop Demetrios of America, Fr. Thomas FitzGerald and Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta (photo credit: ©Dimitrios Panagos/GOA)


A photo from the meeting: (R to L) Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Dr. Lewis Patsavos, Fr. Thomas FitzGerald, Dn. Nicholas Belcher, Dr. Dimitrios Skedros, Dr. Timothy Patitsas, and Fr. Peter Chamberas. (photo credit: ©Dimitrios Panagos/GOA)

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