On May 29, 2021, the Lutheran Church of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, hosted a retreat time for the ELCIR Karelian Deanery, gathering lay members and clergymen from Olonets, Petrozavodsk, Pitkyaranta, Ruskeala, and Sortavala.
After a communion service celebrated by Rev. Dean Aleksei Kronholm, Rev. Igor Pokormyakho led a Bible study on Glorification. In a quiz that followed, one of the questions was about the date of birth of Rev. Andrei Antonov which happened to be on exactly that day. Everybody wished Pastor Andrei a happy birthday! The most challenging assignment required literal knowledge of the Catechism. Something to work on, Lutherans!
Thanks be to God and the organizers for the wonderful time!
Photo credits: Deacon Anton Rudoi