On April 22, 2023, the ELCIR Theological Institute held the 3rd Interconfessional Media Seminar. Its topic was “The Role of Text in Printed and Electronic Mass Media.” The seminar was organized with support from the Department for Relations with Religious Associations in the St. Petersburg Governor's Administration. Participants: 15 … [Read more...]
Young theologians meet in forum across Russia
February 20-21, 2023 saw the 2nd All-Russian Forum of Young Theologians organized by the Scientific-Educational Theological Association. The forum’s venues were universities and theological education institutions in Kazan, Tatarstan; Krasnodar; Kursk; Makhachkala, Dagestan; Moscow; Omsk; Saratov; St. Petersburg; Ulan-Ude-Buryatia; and Zaoksky, Tula … [Read more...]
Kondopoga Lutheran Church hosts Initial Theological Course
From October 7-9, 2022, the Lutheran Church of Kondopoga, Karelia, hosted the Hermeneutics and Homiletics module of the ELCIR Initial Theological Course. The participants came from Kondopoga and Petrozavodsk and attended the following classes: Bishop Ivan Laptev: Sola Scriptura. Luther’s Exegetical Principles. The Structure of a Sermon. … [Read more...]
Online Diary Turns One Year Old!
One year ago on May 25, 2020, the ELCIR Information Department started Online Diary, an online project in the ELCIR’s VK group https://vk.com/infoinkeri posting audio recordings of daily Bible lessons from the ELCIR Lectionary read by ELCIR clergy and lay servants from different congregations (only in Russian). More than 40 people from all of the … [Read more...]
What does ELCIR Information Dept. Do and Plan to Do?
By Darya Shkurlyatyeva The main task of the Information Department is to ensure that anyone interested can learn as much as possible about the life of The Church of Ingria: our history, how we live today and what we believe in, as well as our future plans. We monitor congregational news and persuade our remote and small congregations to establish a … [Read more...]