On June 29, 2021, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Bishop Ivan Laptev visited the church building in Lavry, Pskov Oblast, and St. Mary Magdalene Lutheran Church in Luga, Leningrad Oblast.
“How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!” (Ps. 84:1-4, ESV)