Virginia cathedral Celebrating Its Centennial

Fr. Nick Bacalis, Cathedral Dean, offers a prayer at a recent Virginia House of Delegate session

RICHMOND, Va. – Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral marks its 100th anniversary over the entire year, which is dedicated to honoring the past, the present and future of our Church community, long known for its impressive presence and the much- heralded annual Greek Festival.

Monthly events catering to all parishioners celebrate the legacy and charismatic vision of our Greek Orthodox community in Richmond.

Inaugural Event

The inaugural event occurred Jan. 30 when the centennial was recognized in the Virginia House of Delegates.

The Centennial Celebration weekend for parishioners is Oct. 6-8.

  • Oct. 6: A welcoming reception takes place at the cathedral
  • Oct. 7: A gala program, dinner and dance is scheduled at the Omni Richmond.
  • Oct. 8: A hierarchal Liturgy and memorial for our church founders and Centennial cathedral picnic is slated at Byrd Park. Events throughout the year have been sponsored by various Cathedral organizations and ministries.

Historic Display

Currently on view in the Cathedral’s Spanos Foyer is the Museum Exhibit Display - “Spanning the Centuries and Finding a Home in Richmond.”

Sylvia Evans, Richmond-based docent who has led tours to many of the city’s prominent historic sites, is the exhibit curator.

Public Events

In addition to the current exhibit, these cultural events are open to the public and free. Feb. 25 - “The Temples among Us: How Greece has Enriched our Architecture” cultural presentation in the Dombalis Hall with a reception hosted by the Hellenic Society Paideia of Virginia.

  • March 18: “SingTennial: Orthodox Hymns through the Centuries” concert by our Cathedral Choir with a reception hosted by the Cathedral’s Community Outreach Ministry.
  • August 4: “Rising from the Ashes: New Buildings, New Visions, New Faces” our next Museum Exhibit opening in the Spanos Foyer.
  • Sept. 16: “Hellenic Influences on Thomas Jefferson,” cultural presentation in the Dombalis Hall with a reception hosted by the Hellenic Society Paideia of Virginia.

For information, contact the office staff at 804-355-3687, [email protected], or visit and click the 100th Year Tab.

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