Holy Trinity Cathedral, Liepaja

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Liepāja Holy Trinity Lutheran Cathedral is a historical Lutheran cathedral in Liepāja, Latvia. It is the seat of the Bishop of Liepāja, and principal church of the Diocese of Liepāja.
The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1742 and on December 5, 1758, the church was solemnly consecrated. The church interior and exterior architecture is built in the late baroque style with classic features. The cathedral interior is characterized by its Rococo features and luxurious furnishings with wood carvings and gold plating. The altar is 13 metres high and the cathedral is particularly notable for its organ with 131 stops, 4 manuals and over 7000 pipes, making it the largest mechanical organ in the world until 1968. It was the first large mechanical pipe organ in Latvia and was built by Henrich Andreas Concius in 1779. In 1865–1866, the building underwent its first major reconstruction – the original draft tower was raised on the two upper floors to almost 55 metres high. In 1906, the church installed a clock mechanism. Several changes were also made to the sacristy behind the altar; a new one was added.
The cathedral houses the cathedra of the Bishop of Liepāja, who leads one of the three dioceses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia. The current bishop is Hanss Martins Jensons, born 11 July 1968, who was ordained in the Lutheran Church in 2003, and was consecrated and enthroned as Bishop of Liepāja on 6 August 2016.
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  • It is a splendid church that stands on the floor of the market which supports the stomach of the Liepaya citizens. The church is decorated with chic patterns, and you can also see the holy grail.
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  • Of course, in the temple you need to pray to go, not for impressions, but I myself am a believer, if possible there are temples where I sacrifice and want to sacrifice without mention ingeslet. In Lutheran temples, when I see 2 euros for entry or just at the entrance of the box with the recommended amount of donations, I find myself in a situation where I want to leave the temple soon, as standing watch for free conscientiously, and pay for a couple of minutes of entry to each church to see the altar with the crucifixion, overhead. In the end, I hurried to get out of this church without remembering anything from what was inside. financial reminders do not contribute not to the spiritual side, not to the historical side, not to the culture of being in such a place.
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  • Fabulous church under renovation
  • Very nice church and great service. Thank you God!
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