CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s St Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church observed a milestone Saturday. Parishioners filled the historic church to observe the 100th anniversary in Springfield’s memorial square neighborhood.
88 year old, Father Eugene Pianovich, had been the spiritual leader of St. Peter and Paul for almost half a century. “It was a joy serving this congregation for that long. I always call it one of the very best marriages we had a good marriage for the parish here.”
Parishioners are planning various events to properly observe the yearlong one hundredth anniversary of their Russian orthodox church.