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Hellenic College Holy Cross 75th Anniversary Jubilee, Sept. 12-15

Hellenic College Holy Cross will celebrate their 75th Anniversary Jubilee on September 12-15, 2013. The extended weekend event coincides with the school’s name day feast – the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

“I strongly believe that this school is the heart and the mind of our Church in America,” His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America said recently.

Jubilee festivities begin with a ticketed Gala Recognition Banquet on Thursday, September 12, 2013, with FOX News Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel serving as Master of Ceremonies. All are invited to celebrate this exciting milestone in the life of the school.

Friday will feature a public lecture, The Spiritual Value of Education, by Hellenic College Dean Demetrios Katos. There are also tours and a tennis tournament at Longwood Cricket Club followed by the Great Vespers of the Holy Cross with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America officiating.

The Saturday of the Great Feast will begin with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Worship will be followed by an iconography exhibit curated by Archon Elias Damianakis featuring the works of HCHC alumni and other living iconographers. Professor of Church History and Historical Theology Rev. Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald offers the second public lecture, Ambassadors for Christ, Looking Back and Striving Forward, followed by Mike Emanuel who will discuss Traveling the World: Taking Your Faith with You.

Dr. John T. Chirban, author and director of the Human Development program at Hellenic College will give a seminar on Understanding Human Sexuality: Talking with Your Kids about Sex. Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Music, will then speak on Redemptive Suffering: Good Friday Hymnology with selections from the Holy Cross St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir’s new CD which to be released this weekend as well.

Sunday will also begin with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America officiating the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by a campus-wide festival and open house. There will be food, music, Greek dance troupes, and activities for children as well as tours around the beautiful campus overlooking the Boston skyline.

To learn more, register, or sponsor, please visit:

To get involved, please contact:

Helen A. Carlos

75th Anniversary Committee Chairman

Phone: (404) 790-3361


Christine Karavites

75th Anniversary Jubilee Chairman

Phone: (508) 982-4276


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