Prague Conference and Vespers — First Day
|Attendees of the Lutheran Theological Conference in Prague|
On 4 October 2011, the Lutheran Theological Conference in Prague, a.k.a. the Klaipėda Conference, began with attendees from twenty-one countries including England, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Japan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Hungry, Slovakia, Poland, Sweden, Norway, and the United States. This is the ninth conference in the “Klaipėda” series. The Lutheran Theological Conference is co-sponsored by the Office of the LCMS President, Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, Director of Church Relations, and Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill, Dean of International Studies of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. The theme for the Prague conference is Lutheranism in the 21st Century.
|Rev. James Krikava Presents on Lutheran Mission in Czech Republic|
Rev. James Krikava, an ELS pastor from Trinity Lutheran in Brewster, Massachusetts, presented on the history of both Christian and Lutheran mission to the Czech lands, focusing particularly on the Lutheran efforts after the fall of communism. Dr. Charles Evanson presented on Lutheran ecclesiology, while Rev. Michael Albrecht presented on Lutheran missions in India. After the lectures, the group returned to St. Michael’s for vesper service.
|Dr Collver Leads Vespers While President Harrison Prepares to Preach|
President Harrison preached on Matthew 17:1-8, “They saw no one but Jesus.”
After the service, the conference attendees continued with fellowship. The second day of the conference is a full day beginning at 8:45 AM and concluding in the evening. Some additional photos are below.
|St. Michael’s from the Balcony|
|Stained Glass in St. Michael’s|
|Jan Bygstad (Norway), Collver, Harrison|
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