The Association of Lutheran Women Theologians in Latvia (ALWTL) in cooperation with the Faculty of Theology of the University of Latvia invites you to the International Conference:
“Lutheran Spirituality Today”
We will be pleased to celebrate together with you
30th Ordination Anniversary of Revd. Sarmīte Fišere
The Ordination of Prison Chaplain Rudīte Losane to pastorship
In Riga and Cirava, Latvia from 26-27 October 2019
Programme of the events (download programme in .pdf):
Saturday October 26 Conference: “Lutheran spirituality today”. Venue: University of Latvia, Raina bulvāris 19, Riga.
9:30-10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 -10:30 Opening of the Conference, Moderator by Revd Jana Jeruma – Grinberga and Alesja Lavrinovica
Most Revd. Lauma Zušēvica, Archbishop of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad
Rudite Losane, President of the Association of Lutheran Women Theologians in Latvia
Revd Professor Dace Balode, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, University of Latvia
10:30- 10:50 “Luther’s understanding of spirituality and what is Lutheran spirituality today?
10:50- 11:00 Questions, comments
11:00 – 11:20 “Understanding of Lutheran spirituality in contemporary Sweden”.
11:20-11:40 Questions, comments
11:40 –12:00 “Women’s ministry in the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church – a research project”, Revd Prof Dace Balode, University of Latvia, Faculty of Theology
12:00 – 12:20 “Presentation of documentary research “The darkest is the moment before dawn!” Kristīne Briede, Director (short bio)
12:20-12:40 Questions, comments
12:40 – 13:30 Lunch at University of Latvia, Faculty of Theology
13:00 –13:30 “Icelandic spirituality”, Revd Dr. Steinunn Arnþrúður Björnsdóttir, Iceland
13:30 – 13:40 Questions, comments
13:40 – 14:00 “Lutheran spirituality in Great Britain”.
14:00 – 14:10 Questions, comments
14:10 – 14:40 Coffee break
14:40 – 15:00 “Ways of Lutheran spirituality in nowadays USA”, Most Revd Lauma Zušēvica, Archbishop of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad
15:00 – 15:10 Questions, comments
15:20 – 16.00 “Different ways of Lutheran spirituality today”
Debates / Discussions with the participation of lecturers and others, moderated by Revd Jana Jeruma – Grinberga, Alesja Lavrinovica and Revd Professor Dace Balode
Lutheran spirituality then and now; Spirit and spirituality; the language of secularisation – do rituals matter? Different ways of spirituality. What’s happening with Lutheran spirituality today – how it is linked to women ordination? Next year’s conference before next Latvian Lutheran Church Synod where issue about double membership in International Lutheran Council and WLF will be raised.
16:00 – 16:30 Conclusion of the conference
17:30 -19:30 Informal Continuation – Celebration of 30th Ordination Anniversary of Revd. Sarmīte Fišere – Light Dinner, discussions, friendship! Venue: Faculty of Theology, Raiņa Bulvāris 19.
Sunday October 27 Ordination service in Cīrava parish
9:30 AM departure from Riga Old Town (11. novembra krastmala, in front of St Saviour’s Church , near the river Daugava ) to Cīrava (190 km)
About Cirava Church: https://www.reinisfischer.com/cirava-evangelic-lutheran-church
12:00 free time in Cirava
13:00 – 15:00 Ordination Service, Ordination as Pastor of Prison Chaplain Rudīte Losane in Cirava Lutheran church, led by Archbishop Lauma Zusevica , Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad
15:30 – 18:00 Joint Celebration Lunch Event (Cirava Cultural Centre)
18:20 journey back to Riga
20:20 stop in Riga International Airport (upon request)
20:40 arrival in Riga.
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