The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Russian cathedral held captive

Lutherans wait for their church to be emptied of war artifacts and repaired

Nine thousand kilometers from Moscow, at the easternmost edge of Russia and the end of the trans-Siberian railway, a crowd of worshipers huddled outside a small cathedral. It was September 1996. Religious oppression officially was history in Vladivostok, a city of 690,000 experiencing a rebirth of spirituality.

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