Grebenstchikov House of Prayer, Riga

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Latvian postage stamp depicting the Grebenstchikov House of Prayer.

Grebenstchikov House of Prayer (Latvian: Grebenščikova vecticībnieku kopienas lūgšanu nams) is an Old Believers place of worship in Riga, the capital of Latvia. It is situated at the address 73 Krasta Street.[1]

History[edit]

The Grebenstchikov congregation is affiliated with the Pomorian Old-Orthodox Church, a priestless Old Believer denomination. The congregation, established no later than 1760, is considered the oldest extant Old Believer congregation in the world.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Banga, Vita; Marina Levina et al (2007). Rīgas dievnami: Arhitektūra un māksla. Riga's Churches. Architecture and Art (in Latvian, German, English, Russian). Riga: Zinātne, Apgads Mantojums. ISBN 978-9984-823-00-3. OCLC 217266501. 
  2. ^ Ferrari, Silvio; Durham, Jr W Cole; Sewell, Elizabeth A. (2003), Law and Religion in Post-Communist Europe, Volume 1 of Law and Religion Studies, Peeters Publishers, p. 143, ISBN 9042912626 

Coordinates: 56°57′N 24°06′E / 56.950°N 24.100°E / 56.950; 24.100