we are planning to celebrate the 40th anniversary of WOMEN’S ORDINATION in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latvia
Women ordination in Latvian Lutheran church usually does not happen. Not lately. In fact, exactly 20 years ago, when the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia (LELB) got its new leader, Archbishop Jānis Vanags, the ordination of women was stopped. The first ordination of women in Latvia took place in 1975 under the bishop Jānis Matulis when first three assistant female pastors were ordained. For years there existed
On Sunday, February 9, 2014 we will witness the ordination of a deacon Ieva Puriņa, who will be ordained to the ministry of a Lutheran pastor by the archbishop of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad Elmārs E. Rozītis. Ieva Puriņa will be the second female pastor ordained in Latvia in the past 20 years (!) and the first female pastor who will stay in Latvia and will minister in the church “Rīgas Evaņģēliskā Draudze” in Riga – the capital of Latvia.
“I’m too human to comprehend too human to understand That those you chose and took by your hand Are those whom I would not want by my side…”
Women pastors are “the mistake of the previous Latvian archbishops,” in a TV interview on the Latvian television says the representative of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia – bishop Pāvils Brūvers
On the 21st of August 2013, the public interview called Mission-Faith was held on the Latvian TV with the representatives of the 4 biggest Christian denominations in Latvia, mainly, the Archbishop of the Catholic Church Zbigņevs Stankevičs, the Metropolitan of the Latvian Orthodox Church, Alexander (Kudryashov), the bishop of the Union of Baptist Churches in Latvia Pēteris Sproģis and the bishop of the diocese of Liepaja of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia Pāvils Brūvers. The Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia in the last moment refused to appear in the TV program.
LWF unanimously adopts Gender Justice Policy “A Call to Promote Dignity and Justice for all Human Beings”, the Latvian archbishop abstains from voting
GENEVA, 18 June 2013 (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has adopted a wide-ranging policy on gender justice that urges inclusive and sustainable communities, churches and programs throughout the global communion of churches.
On Saturday, 11th May 2013, in the evangelical church in Szczecin we celebrated ordination of the deacon Izabela Sikora.
On Tuesday, the 4th of June 2013 the Britain’s royal family gathered at Westminster Abbey for a ceremonial service to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Apart from the royal family and representatives from the other monarch dynasties, the service was attended by high rank officials and church clergy, representing different denominations of the United Kingdom.
ALWTL informs ELCL Collegium of Bishops that the webpage was opened and made available to the public
24 January 2011 ALWTL third letter to ELCL Collegium of BishopsLejupielādēt Previous letters:18 June 2010 Archibishop Janis Vanags answers to ALWTL letter 4 May 2010 4 May 2010 ALWTL second letter to ELCL Collegium of BishopsLejupielādēt 18 January 2010 ALWTL first...
In mid-December there will be a book presentation of the first Latvian translation of 19th century Danish philosopher Soren Kirkegaard’s Fear and Trembling. The book is published by the language center Ad Verbum, whose director is Marika Vidiņa.