St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church celebrate 100 years

Parishioners are planning various events to observe the yearlong anniversary

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.spfld-church-milestone-1

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.