EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Upcoming Services in 2023
Service in Latvian at 11am
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE
24. December 11:00 am
Christmas Eve 11am worship service will be bilingual
26th December 11:00am Latvian Arts Festival worship service
Holy Trinity ANGLICAN CHURCH Balaclava/Elwood
This Cultural Festival worship service will be bilingual
We are members of The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad. The congregation serves the Latvian community of Melbourne, with most services in Latvian. Worship services are held on Sunday mornings at 10.00am in Holy Cross Church. All are welcome to join us for worship. Services are held in the Latvian language.
The Church was founded on April 8th, 1951 and began services to the broader Latvian community of Victoria.
To hold religious services, holy moments, marriages, baptisms, initiations and funeral services for the Latvian society.
To promote and support Latvian cultural and social cooperation by participating and cooperating with Latvian organisations in Australia. To hold church services in the Latvian language in the traditional style and format according to the procedure established by the LELBP. To hold initiation lessons, to teach and lead youth in the Christian Latvian Lutheran traditions. Publish a periodical bulletin, Church News, in Latvian (and, if necessary, also an alternative text in English). To provide spiritual care also for those members of the church who do not speak Latvian. To remain a part of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in the world (LELBP). Maintain relationship with the Lutheran Church in Australia, LCA.