Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia

Cathedral in Riga

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Lutheranism

Polity

Episcopal

Associations

Lutheran World Federation,

World Council of Churches,

Conference of European Churches,

Porvoo Communion

Geographical area

Latvia

Origin

1517

Separated from

Roman Catholic Church

Congregations

293

Members

580,000.

Official Website

http://www.lelb.lv/

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca, or LELB) is a Lutheran Protestant church in Latvia. Latvia’s Lutheran heritage dates back to the Reformation. Both the Nazi and communist regimes persecuted the church harshly before religious freedom returned to Latvia in 1988.

From: Wikipedia



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