On September 19, 2023, the commission for the relations between The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Russia (ELCR) and The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR) met again in St. Petersburg. The commission reviewed plans to establish a museum of Protestantism, administrative matters related to ministries in different cities in Russia, and theological items.
In photo (l to r): Rev. Olav Panchu, senior pastor of the ELCIR congregation in Saratov; Rt. Rev. Bishop Ivan Laptev of the ELCIR; Rev. Yevgeni Raskatov, ELCIR Chief Secretary; Most Rev. Archbishop Vladimir Provorov of the ELCR; Rev. Dean Michael Schwarzkopf of the ELCR North-West Region; Rev. Anton Tikhomirov, rector of the ELCR Seminary.
Information courtesy of Rev. Olav Panchu.