Church Names

Fr. Greg has a post on his blog about how the cathedral got it’s name. I find this topic interesting so I thought I would post about how our church, St. Michael’s got it’s name. In the early 1920’s the Romanians here in Southbridge decided they wanted a church of their own. They had been worshiping together with the Greeks and the Albanians and it was time for their own church. They acquired land here on Romanian Ave and began to build their first church. What to name the place? So what did they do? They sold raffle tickets for the right to name the church. The raffle was won by Mr. Michael Kruti hence the name of the church St. Michael’s. I am glad I did not win as I would have had to name the church St. Snuffies, can you imagine?


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