A Special Assembly of the Latvian Orthodox Church took place
At the day of January the 20th, Tuesday, a Special Assembly of the Latvian Orthodox Church took place. On this Assembly were present the Metropolitan of Riga and the all Latvia Alexander, and Alexander Bishop of
More than a hundred Orthodox parishes from
The reason for announcing this Assembly was the bringing in power the Law of the Latvian Orthodox Church by the Latvian Republic Parliament. The realization of this law became the most important event in the development of the relations between the Church and the state. In his speech, Metropolitan Alexander accented that such law was brought for the first time in the Latvian history, and such laws in many countries still do not exist. This law is a testimony of the high status of the Latvian Orthodox Church in the society, a high respect to the Church and its Head. According to the words of the Patriarch, the adopting of this law is a miracle, one more sign of God’s love to the Holy Orthodoxy in
The Law accepts that it is inadmissibly to submit appeals on the decisions of the
At closing, the representatives of the Assembly have sent letters to the President of Latvian Republic and to the Parliament of Latvia, expressing their gratitude for adopting the Law. This Assembly has been finished with a common prayer and a common photo in front of the church.
Source: Latvian Orthodox Church