Ceremony of ordination to bishopric and blessing for deaconry took place in Saint-Petersburg

In Russia

SAINT-PETERSBURG (RUSSIA) – On October 13, a conference dedicated to the ordination for bishopric of the senior presbyter of North-Western association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith Alexander Tsvetkov took place in Saint-Petersburg.

Head Bishop of the Russian Church Edward Grabovenko, deputy bishop in Privolzhski Federal district Vasily Evchik and bishop Sergei Linnik took part in the ceremony. Guests and pastors from churches of Leningrad area and from abroad came to the ceremonial service.

Edward Grabovenko reminded the attendants that the church has enough resources for preaching the Gospel. The bishop emphasized that “earnest relationships with God are key to reaching the hearts”.

Before the ceremony of ordination bishop Vassily Evchik shared the word of encouragement noticing that the ministry is a duty. “The Bible doesn’t say “a bishop might be…”, it says “he must be…”.

Bishop of Lutheran church of Ingriya Arri Kugappi, pastor Usko Katto (Finland), pastor Pekka Ulenius (Finland), President of North-Western Association of the church of Christians of Seventh-Day Adventists Valeri Bogdanov, bishop, head of the “21 century” fund and National morning prayer project “Prayer breakfast” Alexander Andryuschenko, head of Christian churches Association Dmitry Polyakov greeted the conference with words of congratulation.

Alexander Tsvetkov has been serving as a pastor for 21 years. He works in the Northern capital of Russia since 2006. During the last 6 years he fills a position of the senior presbyter of the North-Western Association of the Russian church.

During the assembly five ministers of Saint-Petersburg churches were ordained for deaconry.

The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith