125th Anniversary FAQ
When are these events?
Our 125th Anniversary Weekend has been officially rescheduled for September 25-26, 2021. On Saturday, September 25 we will enjoy an elegant evening with a formal catered meal beginning at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall with His Grace, our Bishop Longin of New Gračanica-Midwestern America. On Sunday, September 26 we will celebrate Divine Liturgy, followed by a catered meal in the Parish Hall.
What if I already purchased tickets?
All previously purchased tickets remain valid, and those who have not yet bought tickets can do so via our secure website. Space is limited, so don't delay!
Do I need to purchase tickets for each event?
Yes. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday events are sold separately. However, you are welcome to attend both events!
How do I purchase tickets?
We encourage everyone to purchase tickets in advance via our secure website. Space is limited!
Can I purchase tickets on-site, the day of the event?
We anticipate a full house for the formal Saturday evening dinner. If you wish to attend, please reserve your seats now. Space permitting, we will have tickets available to purchase on-site for the Sunday afternoon event. However, we still strongly encourage you to reserve your space in advance.
What are you celebrating exactly?
The community of Ss. Constantine & Helen Serbian Orthodox Church will be celebrating its 125th celebration as an officially established Orthodox parish in Galveston. Our parish was formally established in June of 1895, under the spiritual guidance of the Rev. Archimandrite Theoclitos, personal tutor to the last czar of Imperial Russia and considered by some to be a saint.
Who may attend?
All are welcome to attend. Youth ages 12 and under may even attend for free, but you will still need to 'purchase' a free ticket for them.
Wait... children may attend for FREE?
Yes, children ages 12 and under may attend for free. But very importantly, you must still 'purchase' their free ticket when placing your own order.
Will there be activities for children?
Will the events be in English?
Yes, all events will be in English. However, please note that our liturgical services alternate between English and beautiful Church Slavonic. Additionally, there will be plenty of Serbian- and Russian-speaking families (plus families representing many, many more languages!) available to translate and/or converse with. Now as always, our parish community is a diverse, multi-ethnic, and welcoming one!
Where are these events being held?
All events will be held at our parish. We are located at 4109 Avenue L, Galveston, TX 77550.