Category Archives: Byzantine

Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church (1920)

Catholics from western Ukraine who had settled in the area of South Deerfield formed Descent of the Holy Ghost parish in 1920. Land was soon purchased on Sugarloaf Street from Charles Mosher. An 1850s carriage shed on the property was … Continue reading

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St. Peter and St. Paul Orthodox Church (1944)

St. Peter & St. Paul Orthodox Church in Springfield was founded as St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in 1916. The congregation’s first church was a brick house on Carew Street in the city’s North End, which was purchased in 1917. … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Holyoke (1917)

The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom was celebrated for the first time in Holyoke in 1911 and Greek Orthodox services began to be regularly held in the city by 1914. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was built in 1916-1917. … Continue reading

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