Фото Naomichi Masaki.Having a joy and privilege of teaching the Lord’s Supper and the Divine Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral (DELKU) in Odessa, Ukraine, this week. Selected pastors and church workers have been gathered to continue in this series of theological seminars. This is my second time since the fall of 2015. What a great story of the Lord restarting and reshaping this church after the challenging years under the exceptional confessional Lutheran leadership of Bishop Serge Maschewski. Фото Naomichi Masaki.Hearing this church body’s and bishop himself’s accounts are deeply humbling. In addition to classroom, a vital part of this seminar is to get to attend daily offices three times a day in this beautiful cathedral. Great fellowship with and among participants. The City of Odessa is at the height of summer vacation season!

Фото Naomichi Masaki.