This post was shared by LCMS missionary and theological educator, Rev. Matthew Heise. On Sunday, January 27, Ingrian Lutheran Bishop Arri Kugappi ordained Vladimir Yakushev, recent graduate of the Ingrian seminary, as a pastor of the Lutheran congregation in Murmansk. Also ordained into service as a deacon was seminary student Konstantin Volkovinus, a native of the Ural Mountains’ [...]
At a conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, about the Church past, present, future and how it relates to and influences current culture, LCMS pastor and former mission executive, The Rev. Dr. Robert Scudieri presented on the apostolic church. He had opportunity to converse with local Lutherans about mission in Georgia.
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The Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR) was revitalized and reopened in the mid 1990s after being closed in 1935 by the communists, the theological institute trains pastors and church workers. Today the school teaches multiple levels of faith and theological education.