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Happy Anniversary! The faithful of Holy Trinity Church, Springfield, VT celebrate 110 years as a parish!
His Eminence, Archbishop Nikon joined Archpriest Peter Carmichael and the faithful of Holy Trinity Church, Springfield, VT for the celebration of the parish’s 110th Anniversary on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
Russian immigrants began settling in the Springfield area in the early 1890s. On October 5, 1905, Archpriest [now Saint] Alexander Hotovitsky celebrated the first Divine Liturgy. In 1909, the present church building was purchased and dedicated by His Grace, Bishop Alexander [Nemolovsky]. In 1915, the building adjacent to the church was purchased to house an Orthodox orphanage that had previously functioned in Brooklyn, NY. His Eminence, Archbishop Evdokim [Meshchersky] placed the orphanage and Holy Virgin Protection under the care of Mother Paulina. Before closing in the mid-1920s, the orphanage had served up to 100 children.
We wish them many more years of fruitful ministry, speading the Good News of Christ in the Springfield area.
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