On November 5, 2022, Ingrian church members met together in Levashovo Memorial Cemetery, St. Petersburg, for an annual prayer service. The believers remembered victims of political repression and all blessed departed. After the service, they traveled to Haapakangas Lutheran Church of Yukki, Leningrad Oblast, for a warm meal and coffee. Together with the young people who had arrived earlier for a Christian retreat, they sang several hymns from the ELCIR Youth Hymnal.
Many thanks to Rev. Pavel Krylov, West Ingrian dean and senior pastor of Skvoritsy Lutheran Church, for leading the memorial service and to Haapakangas Congregation for their warm welcome!