Students of the Bible Art programme together with their teacher George van Durtanosky, DrHC of Latvian Christian Academy (Macedonia – Germany) and Rector of the Academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane presented calligraphic transript of the Preamble of Latvian Constitution to the Latvian National Library and its director Mr. Andris Vilks in September 17, 2019.
Calligraphic Transcript of the Preamble of Latvian Constitution presented to the National Library in its Centenary
Teacher at Biblical Arts study programme assist.prof. Beata Soloveja worked in Bethlehem University (Palestine) within the ERASMUS+ personnel teaching mobility, September 16-19, 2019. She hosted Art therapy master-class for both students and teachers of the Social work programme. Added value: inter-universities agreement between Latvian Christian academy and Bethlehem Icon center.
In September 16-20, 2019, assist.prof. Alexander Shabelnik from the Biblical Art study programme at Latvian Christian academy worked in Bethlehem University (Palestine), hosting master-class “The use of the Church art in education of social workers”.
The new study year at Latvian Christian academy was started in September 9, 2019, with new students in all study programmes – Social and Caritative social work, Theology, Bible art, Supervision. We welcome new students from abroad – Iceland, USA, China, Russia and Greece! Also e-studies are offered by the Academy to those who prefer studies from abroad.
Academic conference on “Sacred Art heritage in the city environment, monuments and memorial places in Riga and Europe: Experience, practice and conclusions” was held in Riga, September 12-13, 2019. Priest. Jānis Dravants, lecturer at Latvian Christian academy, took part with presentation about “Symbols of the Orthodox Church in the Riga city environment”.
Monograph “Towards the other Land” (“Uz citu zemi”) by ass.prof. Guntis Dišlers was published in July, 2019. The book deals with much-debated move of Latvian peasants from the Lutheran denomination into Orthodoxy in mid-19thy century in Latvia. The move is seen from various perspectives – economical, political, spiritual and psychological. Although the move is much-debated, it’s not been covered often in Latvian historiography. List of available literature in three languages is provided along with photographs.