On January 27, 2022, Bishop Ivan Laptev of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria met with Bishop Seppo Häkkinen of the Diocese of Mikkeli, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
The bishops met in Dom Palomnika (“Pilgrims’ House”) at St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra Russian Orthodox Monastery in St. Petersburg. Bishop Häkkinen shared news of the church life during the pandemic. Also, the bishops discussed future plans.
Thanks be to our Lord for the opportunity to talk face to face, which is especially appreciated in these challenging times. We wish God’s richest blessings on all of our partner congregations!