The Holy Cross Society in collaboration with St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in St. Petersburg (ELCIR) has published and printed 200 prayer books for the 4 old people’s homes of The Church of Ingria. Plans are made to gather the homes’ inmates in small prayer groups. Pastors Vladimir Bitkin and Yevgeni Mikhailov are planning to visit the old people’s homes in Kikerino and Taytsy in the Leningrad Oblast no less than twice a month to celebrate communion worship and provide soulcare.
The mission of the Holy Cross Society is to assist the ELCIR congregations in enhancing their spiritual, diaconal, and youth work. It unites and coordinates the efforts of people who are willing to spend personal time and resources to develop the Church.