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 ...

George Tumanjan Receives ‘Knight of Cilicia’ Medal

11/7/13 LA CRESCENTA—On Tuesday, June 25, Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian visited benefactor George Tumanjan to present to him the Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I and the Knight of Cilicia medal, which was bestowed upon him in response to a request by the Prelate. Holy Cross Cathedral Pastor Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian and ...

The Clergy of Bucharest and Ilfov on a Conference at the Patriarchate Palace

On Monday, 3 June 2013, the first session of the spring semestral pastoral – missionary Conference of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Bucharest was held in the “Patriarch Teoctist” Aula Magna of the Patriarchate Palace, on the theme Saints Constantine and Helen – promoters of the religious freedom and supporters of the Church. The conference ...

His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece Receives Honorary Doctorate from Holy Cross School of Theology

20/5/13 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology conferred today an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa, to His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece, during its 71st graduation ceremony. Archbishop Demetrios of America conferred the honorary title to the Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece following the citation by ...

Flowers adorn Armenian Church on Akhtamar Island

13/4/13 The Hurriyet Daily News has published the photos of the Armenian  Surb Khach Church adorned by spring flowers. As spring comes, flowers create a sea of color on Akhtamar, the second-larest island in Lake Van. Akhtamar Island is home to the 10th-century Surb Khach (Holy Cross) Armenian Church. The origin and meaning of the island’s name is based on an ...

Holy Cross Sunday at the Chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation

On 7 April 2013, the Orthodox Christians celebrate the Holy Cross Sunday. On this Sunday, the 3rd of the Lent, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation, assisted by a group of priests and deacons. The Patriarch of Romania ...

Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center to host 3-day conference, June 11-13

Washington, D.C. 4/1/2013 Fordham University's Orthodox Christian Studies Center will be hosting a conference on "Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine" held at Fordham's Rose Hill campus on June 11-13, 2013. The Orthodox Christian Studies Center is co-chaired by Archons Aristotle Papanikolaou and George E. Demacopoulos, PhD. Click here to register for the conference. Perhaps the two ...

Beautiful Chanting from the Holy Hill

Konstantinos Koutroubas - 16/2/13 At Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, on the evening of February 1, we had a Vigil Service (Αγρυπνία) for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus to the Temple.  This feast is celebrated 40 days after the Nativity. In Greek, the feast is known as Υπαπαντή.  On ...

Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Caracas

2/10/2012 The celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross began with feast day vigil service in the Russian church of Saint Nicholas in Caracas which was served by archpriest Pavle Volkov and presbyter Aleksandar Djurdjevic. The feast day's Liturgy was served by His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro kyr kyr Amfilohije, who ...

The Feast of the Holy Cross in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 18/9/2012 On September 16 the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated with great solemnity one of the five major Feasts of the Armenian Church, The Feast of the Holy Cross, which is dedicated to the historical event of the return of the cross from captivity, its rising and glorification. His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobian; Grand ...

Armenians pray in Holy Cross Church amid tight security measures

PanARMENIAN.Net - Local and Diaspora Armenians flocked to the Armenian Church of the Holy Cross on Akhtamar Island in Turkey’s eastern province of Van on Sunday, Sept 9, to attend its third annual religious ceremony. Today’s Zaman reports that many Armenians traveled to the town of Gevaş in the eastern province of Van early Sunday morning ...

A police officer instead of priest in Surb Khach Monastery

11/7/2012 YEREVAN, JULY 10, ARMENPRESS: Surb Khach Monastery , meaning Monastery of the Holy Cross is a medieval Armenian monastery located on the Crimean peninsula near Staryi Krym and founded in 1358. It has been an Armenian spiritual center and a place of pilgrimage for centuries.It's also the name of the Armenian Cathedral of the ...

Piece of the Holy Cross to be displayed in temple under construction dedicated to St. Procopius of Varna

24/6/2012 Varna. Today, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church commemorates the memory of St. Procopius of Varna, in the church dedicated to the saint in Varna, which is still under construction will be exposed to worship a piece of the Holy Cross of the Lord. Orthodox Christians can worship the sanctuary during the Divine Liturgy to be celebrated ...

Surp Holy Cross Tibrevank Armenian Church granted foundation status

TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL 20/4/2012 The Foundations Council of Turkey’s Directorate General for Foundations (VGM) has granted foundation status to the Surp Holy Cross Tibrevank Armenian Church. The decision to grant the church foundation status was discussed at a meeting of the Foundations Council on Wednesday. The council noted that the request by the Armenian church to be granted ...

Quake cracks dome of ancient Armenian Church in Van

ASLIHAN AYDIN, ANKARA 28/10/2011 The 10th-century Armenian Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar (Ahtamar) Island in Lake Van has a crack in its dome because of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the province of Van on Sunday. Officials said their initial observations show that there is no other serious damage to the church but they ...

Bulgaria Marks Holy Cross Day, ‘End of Summer’

14/9/2011 Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria celebrate the day of the Holy Cross on September 14, which is said to spell the end of the summer and the settling of the autumn. Every year thousands of pilgrims flock on this day to Krustova Gora (the Cross Forest), where a piece of the crucifixion cross is believed to have ...