神圣的 交叉 教堂

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At 希腊的大学 圣十字 Greek Orthodox School of Theology, our mission is to prepare men and women for leadership by creating an environment that fosters growth in knowledge, 信仰, 和服务. Because of its Orthodox Christian identity, the 希腊的大学 圣十字 environment is not passive when it comes to the question of 信仰. It does not hesitate to raise the question of 信仰. 正相反, it recognizes that 信仰 is precious and that society gains when its leaders are grounded in 信仰 after having devoted themselves to an experience wherein their 信仰 can be deepened. 我们的学校环境, with 圣十字教堂 at its heart, provides people with the opportunity to have such an experience.

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A 短暂的 历史

圣十字教堂 is located at the highest point of the 希腊的大学 圣十字 campus. It is built in the Byzantine style typical of the 11th and 12th centuries and modeled after the Church of the 神圣的 Apostles in Athens, 希腊.

Under the leadership of Archbishop Michael of blessed memory, the Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA) raised the funds for the construction of the 教堂. The 教堂 is dedicated to the memory of the Archbishop and all of those who came to America in earlier years and planted the 信仰 here. The first services in the 教堂 were held at the graduation exercises in 1963. Beautiful mosaics of the Pantocrator and the Platytera by Demetrios Dukas grace the interior.

Extensive renovations to the interior and exterior of the 教堂 were made in recent years. Many relics in the 教堂 are available for veneration. A large blessing cross with a piece of the True 交叉 is kept in the sanctuary. Three hierarchs are buried outside, behind the apse on the east side of the 教堂: Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America, Metropolitan Silas of New Jersey, and Bishop Gerasimos of Abydos.

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The Very 牧师erend Archimandrite Bartholomew Mercado

Fr. Bartholomew graduated from 希腊的大学 in 2012 with a BA in Religious Studies and went on to 圣十字, where he earned two degrees: the Master of Divinity and the Master of Theology. He then embarked on his doctoral studies in the field of Canon Law at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. Ordained to the 神圣的 Diaconate in 2017, he returned to the United States in 2020 and served as the Registrar of the Metropolis of New Jersey until 2021, when His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America appointed him as an archivist of the Archdiocese. His Eminence ordained Fr. Bartholomew to the 神圣的 Priesthood in December 2021 and soon after appointed him Director of the GOA Department of Archives, a position he held while also serving as Proistamenos of the St. 乔治和圣. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Harlem, NY. His Eminence then appointed Fr. Bartholomew HCHC Chaplain in August 2022, a position he holds while also serving as an instructor of Canon Law at 圣十字.

About this dual role, FR. 巴塞洛缪说, “It is hard to describe just how invigorating and exciting it is to engage with our students every day. I have the unique joy of being able to do this both as the Chaplain and as an instructor, which allows me to make a connection with them on academic and personal levels.”

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牧师

The Very 牧师erend Archimandrite Bartholomew Mercado

Fr. Bartholomew graduated from 希腊的大学 in 2012 with a BA in Religious Studies and went on to 圣十字, where he earned two degrees: the Master of Divinity and the Master of Theology. He then embarked on his doctoral studies in the field of Canon Law at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. Ordained to the 神圣的 Diaconate in 2017, he returned to the United States in 2020 and served as the Registrar of the Metropolis of New Jersey until 2021, when His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America appointed him as an archivist of the Archdiocese. His Eminence ordained Fr. Bartholomew to the 神圣的 Priesthood in December 2021 and soon after appointed him Director of the GOA Department of Archives, a position he held while also serving as Proistamenos of the St. 乔治和圣. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Harlem, NY. His Eminence then appointed Fr. Bartholomew HCHC Chaplain in August 2022, a position he holds while also serving as an instructor of Canon Law at 圣十字.

About this dual role, FR. 巴塞洛缪说, “It is hard to describe just how invigorating and exciting it is to engage with our students every day. I have the unique joy of being able to do this both as the Chaplain and as an instructor, which allows me to make a connection with them on academic and personal levels.”

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Yianni Tsamutalis
助理教堂司事

Yianni Tsamutalis is a fourth year M.Div. student from the parish of St. Andrew in Randolph, New Jersey. His experience these last few years at 圣十字 has been very formative and has confirmed his love for the liturgical life of the Church. Prior to 圣十字 he studied biotechnology at Rutgers University. He is looking forward to serving the HCHC community as assistant ecclesiarch.

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教堂司事

Gabriel came to 圣十字, where he is a third-year seminarian in the Master of Divinity program, after earning his undergraduate degree in English Literature. 他说, "The 教堂 is the heart and soul of our Scholi, and I am honored beyond words to be able to serve both the School and Our Lord here on a daily basis."

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