In June 2020, The Church of Ingria had a religious group called Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Congregation officially registered in Kaliningrad, the westernmost region of Russia. Now the Church of Ingria congregations are located in 8 time zones! When it’s noon in St. Petersburg, it’s 6 pm in Yakutsk and 11 am at the westernmost Ingrian congregation in Kaliningrad.
Because of the pandemic, for a long time the congregation in Kaliningrad met only online via a Zoom call.
On September 19, 2020, Rt. Rev. Ivan Laptev, the Bishop of The Church of Ingria, and Rev. Yevgeni Raskatov, the head of the Mission Dept, celebrated the first divine service in the congregation’s space at 8a Suvorov Street, Kaliningrad. It is planned that the congregation will regularly meet at this address on Saturdays at 3 pm. Cordially welcome!