The first church service ever for Latvians living in Ireland is scheduled in December in Dublin, the Latvian Ev. Lutheran Church Outside Latvia has announced.
The service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 in St. Finian’s Church, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin. The church is home for the Lutheran Church in Ireland, a congregation for the German ethnic community in Dublin. The service will be led by the Rev. Elīza Zikmane, pastor of the United London Latvian Lutheran Church.
The seeds for the service were sown during the summer when Archbishop Elmārs Ernsts Rozītis visited Ireland and established contacts with the German church and with the Latvian Embassy in Ireland, according to a press release announcing the event. Rozītis, who is based in Germany, heads the Latvian Ev. Lutheran Church Outside Latvia (Latviešu Evaņģēliski Luteriskā Baznīca ārpus Latvijas).
Further information about the service is available by telephone from the Latvian Embassy in Ireland, + 353 1 662 1610, or from the Lutheran Church in Ireland, + 353 1 6766548. Information also is available from the religious Web site www.zvans.lv.
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