The new Russian-language issue of the ELCIR churchwide Tserkov Ingrii (“The Church of Ingria”) magazine is fresh from the printer!
Issue 3/2022 marks several important dates:
September 21 — 500 years since the first publication of Luther’s translation of the New Testament (“The September Testament”)
September 29 — Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
September 30 — Day of Christian Translators
October 4 — 550th birth anniversary of Lucas Cranach the Elder, a German Renaissance painter and printmaker. Cranach provided woodcut illustrations for Luther’s German translation of the New Testament.
October 31 — 505th anniversary of the Reformation
Also, 2022 marks 200 years since the publication of the first Russian translation of the New Testament, later included, with some changes, in the Russian Synodal Bible.
The two main topics of this issue are “Children in the Church” and “Musical Ministry.”
What you find in this issue:
“Every Sunday I’m on a get-everyone-ready-to-go-to-church quest”. An interview with Yelena Sidorenko, a mother of six, cantor of Soddersky Lutheran Church.
Yevgenia Gavrilenko is willing to help congregations in the ELCIR St. Petersburg Deanery and elsewhere.
“The Toddlers’ Room” at the Lutheran Church of Vyborg. Yelena Polevina, the mother of the loud boy Sasha, shares.
Martin Luther’s translation of the New Testament was published 500 years ago.
Meet the attendees of the cantor course! Ten Lutheran church cantors share about themselves and their ministries.
“Music brings me great happiness!” The story of Petrozavodsk Lutheran church cantor Natalia Vengerova. Including a hymn composed by Natalia, which you might find appropriate to learn for Reformation Day.
“The main thing is to let our congregations feel they’re not on their own.” An interview with Rev. Ivan Hutter, the new business manager of the ELCIR headquarters in St. Petersburg.
Information courtesy of Darya Shkurlyatyeva, responsible editor
Cover photo by Nikolai Rappu