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.).

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.

Prof. Alexei Osipov revisits Latvian Christian Academy in October 30, 2008

The Chapel was overfilled when the well-known theologian and lecturer A.Osipov from Moscow visited LChrA in October 30, 2008. He was taking part in the international conference „Church, Family, School”. Teachers, students, parish members and clergy came to meet professor. The meeting was opened by the Metropolitan of Riga and all Latvia Alexander.

Recollections in September 26, 2008

Recollections were dedicated to the Church Year – its order, main feasts and liturgical traditions. Discussion about the Church Year were held by the priest of LOC Fr. Alexander Shabelnik.

Prof. Alexei Osipov (Moscow) visits Latvian Christian Academy in October 27, 2006

Well-known professor and lecturer Alexei Osipov from Moscow Orthodox Theological Seminary visited Latvian Christian Academy. His visit was organized within the frame of the international conference „Church, Family, School” organized by Latvian Orthodox Church and inviting guests from neighboring countries. The Chapel of the Academy was overfilled, his lectures are available on MP3 format records […]

Recollections in May 30, 2006

Teachers and students of the Academy met Fr Sergius Garklavs from Chicago, USA. He arrived in Latvia because of visit of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexius II in Riga. The family of Fr Sergius helped to save the world-famous icon of Mother of God „Tihvinskaja” during the WWII which returned home from the […]

Recollections in February 16, 2006

Revelation was the main topic to discuss in those Recollections. People are longing to receive some special revelations from God, even „right away and now”. The Church teaching is that after Baptism a long way starts, sometimes with difficulties when the neophyte learns the meaning of true humility, putting down his own will and submitting […]

Recollections in December 7, 2005

These were the last Recollections in this year, dedicated to veneration of saints in the Church tradition. Protestant churches don’t accept them, but in eldest denominations – Catholic and Orthodox – it is well known and venerated tradition. Especially the discussion went on about St Catherine, young and well-educated girl from Alexandria, who became martyr […]

Recollections in May 25, 2005

Understanding of gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Ancient Church and today was in the centre of this discussion. The topic was hotly debated because everybody knows about those gifts but few – how to receive them? Too often people imagine themselves being receivers of those gifts outside the Church. The discussion was held […]

Recollections in March 17, 2005

The topic of the 40 days long Great fasting time before Easter was discussed in these Recollections. Fasting is observed before Resurrection of Christ which is celebrated in the Orthodox tradition. The discussion was held by teacher of the Academy Juris Doveiko.