On November 9, 2012, His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta and members of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral graciously hosted “A Mystical Evening,” celebrating the 75th anniversary of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
A New England style menu was served and was followed by the viewing of the 75th Anniversary video “Our School, Our Treasure.” The entertainment was a “Family Feud” themed presentation with HCHC alumni as participants. The Annunciation Cathedral Dean, Father Paul Kaplanis, was the winner! The other players were Father Christos Mars, Father Barnabas Powell, Presbytera Evi Kaplanis, Presbytera Mari Mars, Stella Hondros, Jonathan Resmini and Paul Lundberg. Vickie Henson hosted the “game show” which provided informal but informative facts about Hellenic College Holy Cross.
Both Father Triantafilou and His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios addressed the gathering. The central message of the evening was that Hellenic College Holy Cross is vital to the future of the Orthodox Church and that it must be supported by all of our faithful. The evening was a great success.
In attendance were His Grace Bishop John of Amorion, His Grace Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos, His Grace Bishop-elect Grigorios of Nyssa, Father Nicholas Triantafilou, President of HCHC, and Presbytera Diane Triantafilou, Father Alkiviadis Calivas, former President of HCHC and Dean of Holy Cross, and Presbytera_Mia Calivas, Father George Tsahakis, Chancellor the Atlanta Metropolis, and Presbytera Marinda Tsahakis, Father James Katinas, , Director of Institutional Advancement at HCHC, and Presbytera Cori Katinas, and Dr. Lily Macrakis, former Dean of Hellenic College. Joining these distinguished guests were five of our Hellenic College Holy Cross students, John Boyer, Michael Mercado, Eleftherios Constantine, Constantine Kokanos and Andreas Houpos. They chanted at the event as well as during all the services of the Metropolis of Atlanta Archangel Michael weekend. There were more than three hundred guests at the event, including many clergy and lay alumni of the school.
All together, the event raised approximately $200, 000 for Hellenic College Holy Cross.