Spiritual life

Spiritual life at Latvian Christian academy is featured by:

  • Morning devotions at the Chapel at 9.15 AM,
  • Evening devotions at the Chapel at 18.00 PM,
  • Recollections on various topics of spiritual growth meeting students’ interests – every semester,
  • Meetings and discussions with clergy of traditional Christian Churches about the role of the Church in the life of society,
  • Theoretical seminar “Anthropology of hesychasm” in the last Thursday of each month (for both students and teachers),
  • Visits to Orthodox monasteries and holy places (to Crete, Russia, Estonia etc.).

Dedication of the Icon of the Holy Family at Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Riga Old City .

Studies at Latvian Christian academy are attended by Roman Catholics, Orthodoxes and Lutherans. One of the students, Laura Valle, being Roman Catholic, has made a research in the history of iconography of the Holy Family, painted an icon and defended her Bachelor thesis in Arts this spring. Icon was conceived as a gift to the […]

Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane attending audience with Pope Francis in Vatican.

In  June 4, 2016, an audience with Pope Francis was held for representatives of the International Deaconate Center (Germany) in the Apostolic palace, Vatican. In his address the President of IDC Dr. Klaus Kiessling – also Doctor Honoris Causa of Latvian Christian academy, actively involved in making of the Caritative social work study programme at […]

Public lecture of Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Public lecture of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of the State of Vatican, was held in Great hall of Latvian University, May 12, 2016. Cardinal presented the Latvian edition of Encylic “Laudato si” and his visit marked 25th anniversary of the renewed diplomatic relations between Latvia and Holy See and 95th anniversary since Holy See has […]

Students and graduates of LCA gather for the “Cabinet of Byzantine Anthropology”!

In March 1 – April 1, 2016, Cabinet of the Byzantine Anthropology was opened at Latvian Christian academy, inviting those who are interested, both students and graduates from the Academy, four times a year for sessions in cooperation with well-known foreign academics. Byzantine anthropology attracts interest both among theologians, philosophers and anthropologists; books and articles […]

IDC 50th Anniversary congress in Rome, Italy.

International Deaconate Center (IDC, Germany) celebrated its 5oth anniversary in Rome, Italy, October 21-25, 2015, with 570 participants from 37 countries around the globe. Latvian Christian academy represented by Rector prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane and assist. prof. Guntis Dišlers. President of IDC prof. Klaus Kiessling took active part in the making of the concept of Caritative […]

RENOVABIS 19th congress in Freising, Germany.

Rector of LChrA professor Skaidrīte Gūtmane attended the 19th international congress of the Roman Catholic Church organization RENOVABIS in Freising, Germany, in September 2-4, 2015. The topic of the congress was “Eastern European Youth future prospects? – Their outlook on life and faith”; it was held a year before the World Youth days, scheduled in […]

Christmas eve at the Chapel

In the December 18 eve lecturers, staff and students of the Academy gathered for prayer and fellowship at the end of the 2014. The audience was adressed by the Recytor of the Academy pro. Skaidrīte Gūtmane and fr. Andris Kravalis from the Roman Catholic Church. At the end the Christmas song “Silent night, holy night” […]

International conference “Church, Family, School”

In October 31, 2013, rector of LCA prof. S.Gūtmane participated in the XII international conference “Church, Family, School” organized by the Latvian Orthodox Church and held in the Conference hall of the Riga Minicipality. The conference was opened by Metropolite of LOC Alexander and Riga city mayor N.Ušakovs; it was attended  by the minister of […]

Recollection Ecology and Theology in April, 2012

Ecology, protection of natural environment is among most serious issues today. It is widely discussed by both “green” movements and politicians alike, no wonder, that the Church has its say too. Since mid-20th century ecotheology, relationships between God the Creator and creature, is part of the “Social teaching of the Church”. Discussions were led by […]

Recollections on Psalms in October 2011

Psalms and Church, reading of Psalms and chanting. Psalms and prayer, and praise. Recollections led by Mag.theol. M.Solovejs.