Our parish was formally organized January 13, 1895, by Serbs, Greeks, and Russians (though our parish roots go back to 1862). Thus, our parish was the first parish in the State of Texas, and is one of the oldest parishes in the United States. The parish appealed to the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Tsar Nicholas II (now glorified by the Church as a Martyr) decreed “Let there be an Orthodox Church in Galveston.” He then personally donated the icons on the Iconostasis, the Gospel book, which co-incidentally was printed during the reign of Czar Alexandar Alexandrevich in August of 1892, all the sacred vessels, and also sent the parish’s first priest Archimandrite Theoclitos (Triantafilides). Our Church was consecrated on June 3rd, 1896, on St. Constantine and Helen’s day. After the great hurricane of 1900 (which destroyed much of Galveston) the Church was reconsecrated by Bishop Tikhon (Later Patriarch of Moscow, glorified by the Church as a Confessor). Miraculously, the items donated by Tsar Nicholas all survived. After that time the Church came under Serbian jurisdiction, due to the large proportion of Serbs in the parish.

Our Parish Today

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Our Church is located at 4109 Avenue L, Galveston, TX 77550
Fr. Serge can be reached at 832.630.4262.

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"Take care of him, and if there is any expense over and above, l will repay you on my way back" (Lk 10:35).

 

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  • ADDRESS OF BISHOP LONGIN TO THE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY 13th and 14th of June 2014   Dear brother clergy, honorable delegates of the church-school congregations, parishes and monasteries, representatives of the Kolos of Serbian Sisters, our dear youth. In speaking to the faithful in Corinth, Apostle Paul said, “Great is my...

  • Our Father Serge is an IOCC volunteer. He received this email and asked that it be posted on the website for all to see. From: “Meares, Christina” Date: June 5, 2014 at 9:35:11 AM CDT Dear Frontliners, It was so great to spend time with you last week in Chicago!...

  • OUR 119TH SLAVA (SAINTS-DAY) IS SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH 2014. It will be celebrated with: Divine Liturgy: 10:00 A.M. Prayers, Readings & Annual Blessing of our Church: 11:30 A.M. Zabava/Banquet in the Hall: 12:00 Noon The church will provide the main courses. But, traditionally, every family brings something – a favorite side-dish, dessert,...

  • Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2014 IRINEJ, English Version Patriarch Irinej sends Easter message BELGRADE – Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Wednesday sent his Easter message to all Christians and said that he is particularly praying for the brothers and sisters in the Middle East and Ukraine, with the...

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  • Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople The Catechetical Sermon of St. John Chrysostom is read during Matins of Pascha. If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy...

  • The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Feast of our Righteous Father John (Climacus) of Sinai, Author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent On the Fourth Sunday of Holy Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Righteous Father John Climacus. He is called Climacus due to his authorship of the great spiritual work...

  • The Third Sunday of Great Lent: Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross Introduction On the Third Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Services include a special veneration of the Cross, which prepares...

  • THE TRIODION Great Lent is the 40-day season of spiritual preparation that comes before the most important Feast of the Christian year, Holy Pascha (which means “Passover” and is commonly called “Easter”,). It is the central part of a larger time of preparation called the Triodion season. The Triodion begins...

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Holy & Divine Liturgy

Holy & Divine Liturgy is served each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Call Fr. Serge at 832.630.4262 for Lenten and Festal service schedules.

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