Introduction to the office of Archbishop Brauer in Moscow

On 8th February 2015 was on solemn Worship in Moscow, with the participation many guests and also home believers, introduction to the Office new elected Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia Dietrich Brauer. On the invitation of the ELKRAS (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia and other countries) was attended on this event General Bishop of the ECAC in Slovakia Miloš Klátik.

Dietrich Brauer was born in Wladiwostok in 1983. From 2001-2005 he studied on the theological seminar of ELKER in St. Petersburg in Nowosaratowka. From 2005-2010 he worked as pastor in the region of Gussew in the deanery of Kaliningrad. In March 2010 he was appointed as the episcopal Visitator of ELKER. On March in 2011 he was elected to bishop by the synod of ELKER. On September in 2014 he was by the synod properly elected as an Archbishop. Dietrich Brauer is married and has two children.

The sermon of the God´s Word had a new elected archbishop Dietrich Brauer. For the base of his words he chose the text about the Sower from the Gospel of Luke, 8. chapter. He emphasized, that the: „In any case the goal of the parable is not so much to divide people into categories but to warn us about soillessness and draw our attention to the joy of a fruitful life. For ultimately bad soil ruins life, and that is its main evil. And good soil gives life and brings fruit for its continuation. Thus those hearing the Word of God are receiving Life itself. This means that this Word contains great power.“ And he also pointed, that the Parable of the Sower primary said: „about trusting the Word of God. The incarnate Word of God, the Logos of God, is Christ Himself“.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia have a rich history. Into the II.World War there were in Russia more than 3,6 million evangelical - lutherans believers. Most of them were German nationality, other were Finnish, Swedish, Latvian, Estonian or Russian nationality. After wars was finished one era of the Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Far East. After 1992 occurred better times for believers. Currently the Church have in an European part of the Russia more than 150 congregations and approximately 25 thousand members. The largest congregations are in the cities Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Saratov, Perm, Ulyanovsk, Izhevsk.

Miloš Klátik, General Bishop of ECAC in Slovakia,  | 17.2.2015

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