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LITHUANIAN PARLIAMENT ROUNDLY REJECTS GAY MARRIAGE

June 26, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/6/17 The Lithuanian parliament (Seimas) completely rejected a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage last week, reports the Vilinus news portal Lietuvos žinios. The vote on the bill had been delayed for at least half a year, until June 15. 29 parliamentarians voted in favor of amending the civil code, 59 against, and 20 […]

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One fourth of Latvian residents consider themselves Orthodox

August 30, 2014 Featured News

August 2014 According to the results of a poll conducted by the Research Center for Study of Public Opinion (SKDS), every fourth Latvian resident considers him or herself Orthodox (25.6%), reports Blagovest.info. In addition, the survey shows that another 22.6% consider themselves Catholics, 18.4% – Lutherans, 3.3% – Old Believers, 0.9% – Baptists, 0.3% – Seventh-Day […]

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Latvians consider Putin God’s messenger, Lutheran archbishop of Latvia says

May 11, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Riga, May 6, Interfax – Archbishop of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latvia Janis Vanags praises Russian President Vladimir Putin and criticizes a model of public life imposed by the West. “They (Latvians – IF) hear a voice of reason in Putin’s speeches when he speaks of traditional values and need to believe. Putin […]

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Leaders of Christian Churches from thirteen countries call to peace in Ukraine

March 2, 2014 News

February-March 2014 We, representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christian communities of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Estonia, have gathered together to express our common opinion on the issues of vital concern for people in our countries. These days, our prayers and sincere concern are for […]

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Two Orthodox churches robbed in Latvia

September 1, 2012 News

1/9/2012 Moscow, August 31, Interfax – Two Christian Orthodox churches were robbed on the days of the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin in East Latvia, the website of the Russian Church reported on Friday. On the night ahead of the feast, August 28, unidentified offenders robbed the Church of the Intercession in the […]

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Latvian version of Patriarch Kirill’s book presented in Riga

March 23, 2012 News

20/3/2012 On 19 March 2012, the Latvian version of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility: In Search of Harmony. Human Rights and Personal Dignity’ was presented at the premises of the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ in Riga. Present at the presentation were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians meets Latvian President in Riga

July 4, 2011 News

1/7/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II left for a visit to Latvia on June 29. Priest Khosrov Stepanyan, head of Armenian community Arno Ter-Sahakov and other representatives of the Armenian community met His Holiness Karekin II at the airport. At the meeting with Latvia’s President Valdis Zatlers, Karekin II expressed his gratitude for the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians starts St. Petersburg Visit

June 28, 2011 News

28.06.11 The head of the Armenian Apostolic Church on Monday arrived in the Russian northern city of St. Petersburg to attend events dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the local Armenian community. According to the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin’s information system, the Catholicos of All Armenians began his pontifical tour by visiting the Armenian […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians will visit St. Petersburg and Riga

June 26, 2011 News

24/6/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin the Second will visit Saint-Petersburg (RF) and Riga (Latvia) on June 27, Mother Sea Holy Echmiadzin informs. His Holiness will attend events devoted to 300th anniversary of Armenian Community in St. Petersburg. Armenian religious leader will open the book-exhibition named “Armenian-Russian religious ties” and also will chair the blessing […]

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Latvian churches in row over social science sexuality Teaching

June 24, 2011 News

By ENInews 22/6/2011 Christian churches in Latvia have criticised a new social science school textbook that describes gay and lesbian life as a “normal aspect of sexuality” – reports Jonathan Luxmoore. “The church isn’t alone in its traditional view of the family in Latvia,” said Ivars Kubcis, spokesman for the country’s Evangelical Lutheran church. “Our […]

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Zumoro to attend International Music Festival In Minsk

April 27, 2009 News

Indian Orthodox Church ZUMORO – The Indian Orthodox Choir has been invited to attend the Xth International Festival of Orthodox Chants to be held from 27th April to 3rd May 2009 at Minsk the capital of Belarus, the neighbour of Russia. The group consisting of 23 members under the leadership of Rev. Fr. M.P.George, Director, […]

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Synod of the Latvian Orthodox Church makes statement on the current situation in the country

January 19, 2009 News

In the context of the recent developments in the country the Synod of the Latvian Orthodox Church made a statement, noting in particular that though the Church in Latvia is separated from the state, she ‘is a part of the Latvian society and has no right to stand aside at the difficult time for the […]

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