Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross in Merrillville

USA The spiritual echo of the beautiful words of this church hymn to the Honorable Cross and the Holy Resurrection permeated and warmed the souls of the faithful people of God who together with their clergy gathered around their Bishop on the third Sunday of Great Lent. With the blessings of Bishop Longin, the Lenten Vespers ...

Living Stones, Spiritual Houses

Hospital Church

Fr Christopher Foley  Holy Cross Orthodox Church - February 2015 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. – I Peter 2:5 Christ ...

Theophany in Podgorica – Montenegro

22/1/15 On the feast of Theophany, His Eminence Amfilohije,Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and a service of the Blessing of the Water at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica. After the Liturgy at the Cathedral church, the Metropolitan blessed the waters under the ...

The Feast of Theophany in Belgrade

22/1/15 Central celebration of the feast of Theophany with traditional throwing of the Holy Cross into the water and swimming of the young people to catch the Cross at the Sava lake. The feast day's Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of Saint George in Belgrade on Banovo brdo was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Source:  

Lightning destroys historic church in Crete

Lightning destroys historic church in Crete

14/1/15 The small church of Holy Cross in Crete has been damaged by lightning. The church is located at the  plateau of Strouboulas, just south of the Stroumboulas elongated mountain range, which resembles a volcanic cone when seen from Heraklion. via enikos.gr – Society: Lightning destroys historic church in Crete – PHOTOS. Source:  

Presidential Scholarship Dinner at the Hellenic College Holy Cross

January 2015 His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the Hellenic College Holy Cross Board of Trustees, Faculty, and Students cordially invite you to join us for the Presidential Scholarship Dinner Friday, May 15, 2015 Hellenic College Holy Cross Presidential Scholarships are awarded to incoming students who exhibit exceptional academic and leadership achievement and potential. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate through academic ...

Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival Celebrates the Musical Heritage of Byzantium

Left: Alexander Lingas directing the Cappella Romana performance of The Fall of Constantinople. Top: Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir performing Petros the Peloponnesian: Portrait of a Musical Genius. Bottom: Dr. Grammenos Karanos with Burcu Güleç during DÜNYA’s performance of A Fasıl for a Phanariot Beyzade.

November - December 2014 The Boston Byzantine Music Festival, held on the Hellenic College Holy Cross campus on November 14th and 15th, celebrated the music of the Byzantine Empire through lectures, workshops, and performances. Music lovers attended lectures by Dr. Alexander Lingas (Artistic Director, Cappella Romana) and Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol (Artistic Director, DÜNYA ensemble) and ...

The Path of the Cross – The Path of the Saints

25/10/14 Message to the Pilgrims of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, addressed on the occasion of the pilgrimage organized at the feast of Holy Pious Demetrius the New, Protector of Bucharest, 24-27 October 2014. This Message will be included in the brochure edited on the occasion of the The Path of the ...

Way of the Saints Procession – 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014, the “Way of the Saints” Procession, organised every year on the Joy Hill, took place with the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. This year, the Icon with a particle of the Holy Cross wood embedded accompanied the relics of Saint Martyr Constantine Brancoveanu and the relics of Saint Pious Dimitrios the New within the traditional procession. Over ...

The Patriarch Of Jerusalem Comes To Romania To Bring A Particle Of The Holy Cross

October 2014 From 24 – 27 October 2014, His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, will be present at the feast of Saint Pious Dimitrios the New, Protector of Bucharest, at the invitation of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania. Friday, 24 October 2014, 12.30 hours, His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem will arrive in Bucharest, ...

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware Speaks on Women Deacons

October 2014 In an interview (July 2014) with Theodore Kalmoukos, Religion Editor of The National Herald, a weekly Greek-American publication, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware was asked about the ministry of women in the Church. The following is an excerpt fro that interview: Kalmoukos: Regarding the ministry of women in the Church, do you think it is practical to ...

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at Caraiman Monastery

  Church of Romania - September 2014 On Sunday, 14 September 2014, the Orthodox Christians celebrated the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Many places of worship celebrated their dedication day, Caraiman Monastery of Busteni too. Consecration of the big church of Caraiman Monastery On the occasion of this feast, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox ...

The Patriarch of Romania Consecrated Dudu II Parish Church of Chiajna

  On Sunday, 7 September 2014, one week before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church consecrated Dudu II parish church of Rosu village, Chiajna commune. His Grace Varlaam Poliesteanul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, priests and deacons concelebrated. The feast of the parish of Dudu II began early ...

Ecumenical Patriarch to attend Armenian Orthodox Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Holy Cross on Akdamar Island

All His Holiness Bartholomew – Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome and The Ecumenical Patriarch, His Beatitude Bishop Mesrob Mutafyan – Patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Constantinople, His Eminence Mor Filiksinos Yusuf Çetin -  Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Istanbul and Ankara

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) 3/9/14 Turkey: His Al Holiness Bartholomew I the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will attend Armenian Orthodox Liturgy at the Cathedral of Holy Cross located on the Akdamar Island, reports several media sources. Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan His Eminence Yusuf Cetin (Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox Church in ...

Dana-Farber Pioneer to be Honored at Hellenic College Holy Cross Commencement

Holy Cross College - USA -28/4/14 Doctor George P. Canellos has spent the last 50 years dedicated to the fight against cancer. Next month he will receive an honorary degree from Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in recognition of his exemplary leadership and service. The honorary doctorate will be conferred on Canellos ...

The Homily of Patriarch John X on the Good Friday at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus

19/4/14 “Mourn not for me, O mother, in the day of my passions. For this day I have came down from heaven like manna Not upon mount Sinai, but in thy womb,  As King David prophesied. For I am the “Overshadowed Mountain”, The Word Who wast made flesh from thee. In this flesh I must suffer, through it I shall save. So, do not cry, O mother. But rather shout: Suffer ...

Following Christ through faith and love for God changes sufferance into hope

Church of Romania - March 2014 On 23 March 2014, the Orthodox Christians were on the 3rd Sunday of the Lent. At Cernica Monastery, close to Bucharest, the spiritual joy was increased by the presence of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania in the middle of the monastic community and of the faithful who attended the ...

Syrian Bishop To Discuss War-Torn Country at Hellenic College Holy Cross

16/3/14 Bishop Elias Toume of Wadi Al Nassara, a resident bishop in the region of Homs, Syria will offer a talk on “Christians in Syria at the Crossroads” at Hellenic College Holy Cross on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Living in the war-torn area of Homs, Bishop Elias will share an insider’s perspective on the great challenges and suffering ...

Mary Jaharis Center Presents Boston Byzantine Music Festival

St John the Theologian

11/2/14 The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with the New York Life Center for the Study of Hellenism in Pontus and Asia Minor at Hellenic College Holy Cross are proud to present the Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Maliotis Center on the HCHC campus on February 24–25, 2014. Buy Tickets Now The festival will ...

UNESCO Inscribes Meskel Festival on Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

7/12/13 UNESCO has inscribed Meskel commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO selected the Meskel festival from among the 31 heritages presented to its 8th Conference of intangible cultural heritages. According to UNESCO, the inscription of Meskel festival on the ...