ELCIR Volga Region Dean Rev. Olav Panchu received Christmas greetings from Minister for Domestic Policy and Social Relations in the Saratov Oblast Natalia Troshina, December 23, 2020
“To the Dean of the Volga Region, Senior Pastor of St. John’s Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia Olav Panchu
“Very Reverend Father,
“I would like to extend my cordial greetings to you and your church members on the occasion of the Feast of Christ’s Nativity!
“In these long-awaited Christmas days, please receive my best wishes of peace, hope, and love! The great holiday gives pure joy and brings good thoughts to our life.
“On holidays and workdays, you encourage your church members in their desire for unity and concord, for all things good and pure. Your noble mission brings people faith and hope.
“I’d like to wish you successes and accomplishments in the noble field of spiritual enlightenment, good health, and joy and happiness in your home!
Minister Natalia Troshina”