For almost half a century, the Maliotis Cultural Center has occupied a prominent place–both literally and figuratively–at Hellenic College Holy Cross. A gift to the school by the late Costas and Mary Maliotis in 1974, the Center is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Hellenic culture while also serving as a multifaceted resource for HCHC. Now that longstanding legal issues have been resolved, thanks largely to the intervention of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the president of HCHC, Mr George Cantonis the Center is ready to resume fulfilling the vision of its founding benefactors.
COVID-related restrictions on large gatherings made it the last year impossible for the Center to welcome in-person audiences to the kind of performances and activities for which it has always been known. However, that limitation has also offered opportunities to present virtual programming and to make much-needed updates to the building.
Given the restrictions on social gathering, we have taken this time to undertake major renovation projects while the Center is closed to visitors. By the time it reopens, the Center’s facilities, which include a large auditorium, lecture rooms and exhibition spaces, will gleam as brightly as its exterior, which is faced with the same white marble as the Parthenon.