BOSTON – Archbishop Demetrios of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic-College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology via an e-mail dated April 23, 2019 informed the HCHC community about the resignation of Fr. Christopher Metropulos from the presidency of the institution.
The National Herald revealed the story of Fr. Metropulos’ resignation in both its Greek and English publications on Holy Monday afternoon April 22, 2019.
The Archbishop’s letter has as follows:
“Dear HCHC Community,
Hellenic College Holy Cross President, Father Christopher Metropulos, D.Min., announced his resignation today.
“I was proud to serve HCHC for the past four years. I will forever be honored and humbled by the opportunity to have served alongside our terrific faculty, staff, and students,” said Father Metropulos.
Under Father Metropulos’ leadership, HCHC began the process of re-evaluating the college, added key partnerships to enhance its academic and athletic offerings, and initiated an enhancement to the School’s fundraising efforts called the Guardians of HCHC. In addition, the college and seminary redesigned its website and began a renovation project on the Holy Cross Chapel which is the center of spiritual development at the school.
“The Board is grateful and appreciative to Father Metropulos for his service and commitment to HCHC, and we wish him and his family good health as he continues his ministry,” said His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America and Chairman of the Hellenic College, Inc. Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees Executive Committee voted to ask His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios to be the Interim President. Upon Metropolitan Methodios’ acceptance, he was appointed. Metropolitan Methodios is well versed in all HCHC business having served as its President from 1989 to 1995.
With my warmest wishes and prayers for a blessed Pascha and with paternal love in the crucified and risen Lord,
Archbishop Demetrios of America, Ph.D., Th.D.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Hellenic College, Inc.”