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  Manfred Brockmann turned 80 on August 20
  21.Culture Days Vladivostok Sept 28 – Oct 7. 2017
  Is the Quest for Money More Important Than Our Own Life in the Church?
  Europe’s Incorrect Policy towards Russia According to the Article by Erhard Eppler
  20th Cultural Days in Vladivostok September 29th-October 10th "People Leave Their Countries. Why do they do that?"
  Thoughts following the 23rd Seminar of the Deanery of the Far East held on July 24-26th, 2016
  Obituary for Bishop Otto Schaude
  Our bishop Otto Schaude deceased September 27. 2016.
  20th Cultural Days for Vladivostok September 29-October 8
  28 September,2016, Beirut
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  Sermons
  Sermon for the 18th Sunday after Trinity, September 28, 2013
  Sermon for the 17th Sunday After Trinity
  Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Trinity, September 15, 2013
  Sermon for the 14th Sunday after Trinity, September 1, 2013
  Sermon for the 12th Sunday after Trinity, August 18, 2013
  Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, June 23, 2013
  Sermon for Quasimodogeniti Sunday, April 7, 2013
  Sermon for Oculi Sunday, March 3, 2013
  Sermon for Sexagesima Sunday, February 3, 2013
  Sermon for the last Sunday after Epiphany, January 19, 2012
Manfred Brockmann turned 80 on August 20
20-09-2017
There was a large celebration on this day at St. Paul’s Church with 70 people in attendance. It made Manfred happy that all of the congregations sent birthday wishes. It was very moving for Manfred ...
21.Culture Days Vladivostok Sept 28 – Oct 7. 2017
06-09-2017
3 Jubilees : 25 years Resurrection of the Lutheran Church in the Russian Far East 25 years return of St Paul’s Vladivostok 500 years Reformation by M...
Is the Quest for Money More Important Than Our Own Life in the Church?
15-05-2017
A Critical “Processing” of the Days in Omsk from April 19th to 23rd. A Voice from the Far East We spent some very interesting days in Omsk: consistory, Pastoral days, a conference entitled “500 Year...
Europe’s Incorrect Policy towards Russia According to the Article by Erhard Eppler
06-02-2017
Manfred Brockmann is writing this article because he knows that Erhard Eppler was the top politican of the 70’s and 80’s . Erhard Eppler is 90 years old and Manfred Brockmann will be 80 shortly. Ma...
20th Cultural Days in Vladivostok September 29th-October 10th "People Leave Their Countries. Why do they do that?"
18-12-2016
These were very special cultural days for our St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Why? Because they dealt with the main problem and suffering of our Lutheran Church and our society in Russia. For 24 years w...
Thoughts following the 23rd Seminar of the Deanery of the Far East held on July 24-26th, 2016
07-11-2016
Considered topic of this seminar was “Music”. But all changed to the topic “How Difficult and Challenging are the Relationships between People.” We invited people from all our congregations to our...
Obituary for Bishop Otto Schaude
20-10-2016
Dear Schaude family! My “Obituary for Bishop Otto Schaude” which I promised to send to you is very important to me, because I always f...
Our bishop Otto Schaude deceased September 27. 2016.
07-10-2016
Vladivostok, August 28, 2016 Dear Mrs. Schaude, You are going to receive a lot of correspondence in the next few days and so I will not make this lengthy. You know that I have always held your hu...
20th Cultural Days for Vladivostok September 29-October 8
07-10-2016
This year’s cultural days have a very difficult theme: “Persons Who Leave their Country: Why Do They Do This?” For 24 years, that is how long I have lived in Vladivostok, people have left us to go fro...
28 September,2016, Beirut
03-10-2016
Dear Reverend Brockmann and my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, I congratulate you on this twentieth year of your annual Culture Days. You are to be commended for two decades of gathering ...
Don’t Run Away! Stay!
24-08-2016
I, who am here in Russia, have my own opinion about this horrible refugee problem. My opinion is in direct opposition to the so called Christians from our partner churches in Germany and America, who ...
The “Confessions” of Bishop Siegfried Springer
24-08-2016
A remarkable book in Russian translation by Siegfried Springer, “Heaven is Nearer in Russia”, will come out in April of this year. It is his autobiography starting with his early life in Russia and co...
20th Annual Culture Days for Vladivostok (September 29th-October 8th, 2016)
24-08-2016
Thursday. September 29th 6:00 p.m. Opening for the Culture Days with the theme of “People Who Leave their Country. Why do they do this?” 7:00 p.m. Thoughts and Opinions about this worldwide probl...
St. Paul’s Church in Vladivostok Has Two New Paintings: Christ the King and St. Paul
17-06-2016
We are calling them our “Lutheran Icons”. They are two works by Hamburg Artist Carolin Beyer . The first is titled “Christ the Risen King”. We profess in the Apostle’s creed that “he is seated at t...
The “Confessions” of Bishop Siegfried Springer
10-04-2016
A remarkable book in Russian translation by Siegfried Springer, “Heaven is Nearer in Russia” , will come out in April of this year. It is his autobiography starting with his early life in Russia and ...
Our Choir Director Margaritha Michailova Pleschkova Passed Away March 8, 2016
28-03-2016
She had an important and long history in the St. Paul’s Church, our Margaritha Michailova Pleschkova. She started with us on Easter of 2006, when she replaced our former Choir Director Professor Isol...
The Deanery of the Far East Has got A Head of Administration
14-03-2016
It happened at the Annual Meeting of St. Paul’s in Vladivostok on Oculi Sunday, February 28, 2016. Ludmilla Iljinetschnaya Pedjasch was installed as the Head of Administration for the Deanery of the ...
Important letter to Dean Manfred Brockmann at Christmas 2015 from S. Springer, Bishop emeritus from Moscow
11-01-2016
My dear Friend and Brother in Christ! I am honored that I am still getting mail from you, which has an impact on me little by little as I g...
Don’t Run Away! Stay!
01-01-2016
I, who am here in Russia, have my own opinion about this horrible refugee problem. My opinion is in direct opposition to the so called Christians from our partner churches in Germany and America, who ...
19. Culture Days of St Paul’s Lutheran Church Wladiwostok 2015 October 1 – 11
18-09-2015
Prologue: Sept 25.- Oct 7 “12 portraits from West and East” An exposition with photos and texts from Wladiwostok and Germany Thur...
22nd Seminar for the Deanery of the Far East The Church –A special Community in this World July 26-August 2 in Buchta Witjas
27-08-2015
This was a very special seminar. There were participants from each of our 9 congregations. There were 36 persons in attendance including 4 lecturers (Pastor Braden Buerkle from St. Petersburg, Pastor...
A Twenty-three Year Partnership Dean Brockmann Visits the USA to See His Partners to the Far East.
03-08-2015
It all began in the middle of May 1992 at the first Synod of our Lutheran Church in Omsk, which at that time was called DELKRO (German Evangelical-Lutheran Church of the Republics of the East. There ...
Three Very Strong Organ Concerts by Jasmin Rasch in St. Paul’s Church, Vladivostok
09-07-2015
In 2006 we received our first organ and it was a gift from Trinity Lutheran Church. Melbourne, Australia and conveyed to us by our good friend there, Hans Schroeder. Other Lutheran congregation...
St. Paul’s Once again offers Music of Quietness and the Magic of the Simple Human Voice
23-03-2015
We reported about a concert back on November 3, 2010 entitled, “Music of Solitude”. Johann Sebastian Bach said, “The reason and goal of all music is nothing else than to glorify God and for the edifi...
On the Occasion of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
13-03-2015
This is a letter, written on demand of the German evangelic journal “Chrismon” Vladivostok, March 5, 2015 ...
In memory of the Catastrophe of Fukushima 4 years ago
12-03-2015
Nuclear power and consumption - Vladivostok and Fukushima, 900 km 1) Vladivostok -- the wild, unruly port city in Russia's Far East. People live there as best they can. 2) Fukushima -- no doubt...
Nine Years of Organ Concerts with Organist from Abroad at St. Paul’s Church
02-02-2015
An Anniversary with Church Music Director Volkmar Zehner from Kiel Church Music Director V. Zehner presented 3 Organ concerts during the German Cultural Days in October 2006 on the organ at St....
Dean Brockmann visits the St. Luke’s Congregation in Arsenyev. It was a joy to see what was there!
23-01-2015
It had been a relatively long time since Dean Brockmann had visited the St. Luke’s Congregation. What a pleasant surprise awaited him when he made a visit at the beginning of January. In the past one...
18th Annual German Cultural Days in Vladivostok
16-11-2014
October 1-12, 2014 “2014: 100 Years After the First World War; 75 Years after the Second World War; 25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall Europe and Russia Today A joint project ...
Amazement and Gratitude
01-11-2014
Dean Brockmann awarded the Federal Cross of Merit On Monday, October 6, 2014 the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ruediger Freiherr von Fritsch, bestowed on Dean Manfred Brock...
18th Annual Vladivostok Cultural Days Joint Project of Germany, France, Poland and Russia October 1-12, 2014
16-09-2014
Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul’s Church of Vladivostok German Cultural-National Autonomous Office of Primorskij Kraj Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Moscow Embassy of the Republic o...
St. Paul’s Church in Vladivostok Organized a Benefit Concert to Support Refugees from the Ukraine
01-07-2014
This concert was held on the Second Sunday after Trinity, June 29, 2014, exactly on the same day that signatures were being collected on the street “to safeguard our countrymen in DonBass from Ukraini...
Study Trip to Israel by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East from November 12-20, 2013
27-05-2014
Our group consisted of 18 persons: Bishop O. Schaude and his wife Brigitte; Dean M. Brockmann and wife , Tatyana; Dean W. Jesse and wife; Dean Braden Buerkle and wife; Pastor W. Benzel and wife, Jele...
Good Friday at St. Paul’s Church in Vladivostok
27-05-2014
All everyone talks about is Easter and it is almost a folk festival in Russia. But who really takes Good Friday seriously and observes it in the right way? For us Christians there can be no Easter wit...
The Provost of the Far East
22-03-2014
It most definitely has the largest land mass of any provost in the world but it only has nine congregations and most of them are located far from each other. The nine congregations are St. Paul’s Co...
17th Annual Cultural Days for Vladivostok October 1-13, 2013
17-02-2014
“Dostoyevsky – Ambassador for Russia in Germany” And as usual lots of music! These cultural days occurred three months ago, but the theme for those days have an ongoing relevanc...
Exchange of Letters for Christmas 2013/14
01-02-2014
December 24, 2013 Dear Pastor Manfred! This letter will probably surprise you, but you amazed me so much in the single meeting that we had that I can not help but send you best wishes for t...
20th Seminar of the Provost of the Far East, August 4-11, 2013 “The Christian Church in the Far East and Its Place in Our Society”
09-09-2013
We were once again at this beautiful place Buchta Witjas which is pretty far south from Vladivostok and located on the sea. We have been holding our Provost Seminar here for a couple of years. We we...
Beloved Gustav-Adolf-Works of Wuerttemberg
09-09-2013
For someone who has lived and worked in Russia for 22 years where loyalty, reliability, seriousness and soundness are not natural traits, I know your traits and for this reason I value Swabia. Russ...
Enchanting 2 concerts in St Paul’s Vladivostok: Grigoriy Baranov – classical guitar.
01-09-2013
In the sequence of our concerts in St Paul’s we, Aug 23 and 24, we experienced two peaks: the us well known musician Grigoriy Baranov, Moscow,son of our music-manager Victor Baranov, played for us...
Organist Constanze Kowalski of Hamburg Performed Three Organ Concerts at St. Paul’s Church in Vladivostok
27-06-2013
The series “Foreign Organists Perform at St. Paul’s in Vladivostok” is now in its seventh year. Each year approximately four organists come and each of them gives three concerts in our St. Paul’s Chu...
Our Hymn “Praise to the Lord” Originated in Stralsund
05-06-2013
One of the best known classical hymns in our Lutheran hymn book comes from the German city Stralsund, which is located on the Baltic Sea. This past May we had a major visit from there from representat...
The Ecumenical Far East: Vladivostok-Peking
05-06-2013
This topic has a past history, and this topic has to be examined in a geographical manner, since the Russian city of Vladivostok is located only 100 kilometers from China. Provost Manfred Brockmann fr...
St, Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vladivostok concludes Holy Week and Easter with two big concerts and a movie about our Lutheran Churches in Vladivostok and Magadan made by German Television (ZDF)
08-04-2013
Our Nina Dmitriyeva reported the following about the events of Holy Week and Easter Sunday that occurred at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 1. Two large Easter concerts, one on Easter Sunday and an...
Easter Message 2013
30-03-2013
Pastor Manfred Brockmann Pastor at St.Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok Dean of the Lutheran Church for the Russian Far East , Ul. Volodarskogo 8A-8, 690001 Vladivostok, Russia Pr...
French Organist Lionel Avot gave Organ Concerts in St Paul’s Vladivostok already for the 4th Time
21-03-2013
He is well know for us: Lionel Avot, organist at the Evangelic Church of “l’Etoile” in Paris, teacher at several academies of music, free lance collaborator at “Radio France”, Paris, gave for the ...
The Christmas Oratorio by JS Bach Was Performed Again This Year, Not Once But Twice!
22-02-2013
This is the eighth time that we presented our city with this classical work of Lutheran piety. St. Paul’s Church was packed on the 1st and 3rd of February. Since this oratorio was sung in German, we ...
The Feast Day of the Conversion of St. Paul to begin at St. Paul’s Church in Vladivostok
22-02-2013
Each year Nelly ensures that on the 25th of January we celebrate the Conversion of Paul, who is the namesake for St. Paul’s. One time we even staged a small play (see the website www.luthvostok.com Ma...
Christmas 2012 and New Year 2013 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vladivostok: Worship Services-Christmas Concerts-Congregational Festival-Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach
22-01-2013
Christmas is the festival that celebrates the joy of the birth of our Lord and Savior Christ here on earth. And the best expression of that joy is music and singing. We had music and singing in ou...
CHRISTMAS 2012 AND NEW YEAR 2013 IN ST PAUL’S
27-12-2012
Dec 24 18-00 Divine Service to the Holy Night Dec 25 11-00 Divine Service to Christmas Dec 24 18-00 Divine Service to the Holy Night Dec 25 11-00...
Christmas Message for 2012
19-12-2012
John 3:36: Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him. This is the biblical message of our church for Christmas ...
It is a Delight to See How things are progressing at St. Luke’s Congregation in Arsenyev
20-11-2012
The connections between St. Luke’s congregation in Arsenyev and St. Paul’s church in Vladivostok are strong with members of St. Luke’s visiting Vladivostok off and on. Pastor Alexander Lapotschenko p...
Anniversary Celebrations in Vladivostok on September 28-30, 2012: “20 years after the Restorationation of St. Paul’s Church”
01-11-2012
Where does one begin? The best way would be with this: 38 honored guests from all over the world came and among them were the following: four Bishops (Otto Schaude and his wife, of the Evange...
19th Seminar of the Far East Deanery. July 22-29, 2012, in the Cove of Vitzyaz.
23-09-2012
This seminar, too, was special and not particularly “light.” The name itself witnesses to this: “Theological and Church Education in the Lutheran Church and, in particular, in Russia (goals, p...
16th German Culture days and 20th Jubilee! (27 Sep - 7 Oct 2012)
19-07-2012
Two numbers of importance, they indicate the continuity and the importance of events in our city: The restoration of St. Paul's Church 20 year ago and since then its importance in the spiritual, socia...
Thanks to Frieder and Ingrid Schirrmeister!
12-07-2012
It all began as a small undertaking, but then became something quite significant. For some time Dean Brockmann had been searching for a retired German pastor who would be interested in relocating...
The Christianization of China is not to be stopped.
07-07-2012
This is the opinion of Dr. karl-Heinz Schell, Beijing, who met with Dean Manfred Brockmann on the 17th and 18th of June 2012 in Charbin. We met together with Chinese Christians. The photo shows ...
Culture Days 2012 Programm
26-05-2012
The 16th Culture Days Vladivostok this year Sept. 27. – Oct 7. 2012 have the title “ 20 Years! – Resurrection of St Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok, ...
Easter Message 2012
07-04-2012
Jesus Christ says: “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life “ (...
The Passion Week and Easter 2012 in St Paul’s Vladivostok
03-04-2012
Sunday April 1 11-00 Divine Service Palm Sunday Monday April 2 18-30 Evensong Tuesday April 3 18-30 Evensong Wednesday April 4 18-30 Evensong wit...
THE “FESTIVAL OF CHRISTIAN CHOIRS VLADIVOSTOK” HAS ALREADY A LONG TRADITIOM
08-02-2012
On Sunday, Januar 15. 2012, it again took place,- the “Festival of Christian Choirs Vladivostok”. As ever, in the Roman-Catholic Church, with which we have good relations for already nearly 20 ye...
Christmas 2011 in St Paul’s Vladivostok: The whole Congregation is singing, Children’s Festival, Open Church and many other things…
27-01-2012
Our church is situated in the center of the city, and is nearly always open. Therefore many people are visiting it. Thus also during these Christmas- and New Year’s days. - Dec 18. A free-of-ch...
A Violin and a Lutheran hymn in the new Russian-Orthodox Cathedral in Magadan.
13-01-2012
In September the Spiegel-Television- team ( Hamburg/Germany) came to the Far East for to shoot here a film about the Lutheran Church in the Far-East-Deanery. We went also to Magadan and visited t...
In St. Paul’s’ Church on the Last Sunday of the Church Year (Eternity Sunday) the city of Vladivostok was able to hear the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms
11-01-2012
(15th Annual German Cultural Days for Vladivostok, October 2-November 20, 2011) For the 15th time St. Paul’s Church hosted the German Cultural Days for the city of Vladivostok. They took pl...
Vladivostok, December 2011
09-01-2012
Christmas Greetings for 2011 The Church ...
And now we have the second Stained-Glass Window of the Holy Trinity in the Altar-Room of St Paul’s .
28-11-2011
Properly speaking it should be called the first stained-glass window , as it is devoted to the first person of the Trinity: to God creator and father. Also this window is created by the...
St Paul’s, Vladivostok, has got a wonderful Church-Square
19-11-2011
This was already for a long time a wish and plan of us: a beautiful square before our St Paul’s Church. As our friends abroad could not help us, and also town and country did nothing, at last a...
18th Seminar of the Deanery of the Russian Far East August 7 – 14. 2011.
18-11-2011
This was a very special seminar, as already announced by its title “Christian Churches in the Russian Far East” . And our lecturers corresponded to this: Dean Brockmann, Wladiwostok, and Pasto...
The Fendler Family
18-06-2011
Dear Fendler Family! Dear Michael, Stefanie, children and the dog! You have lived and worked with us here in the Lutheran Church for eleven years. Almost no foreigner in Russia has accomplished...
Nuclear power and consumption - Vladivostok and Fukushima, 900 km
18-06-2011
1) Vladivostok -- the wild, unruly port city in Russia's Far East. People live there as best they can. 2) Fukushima -- no doubt an orderly, well administered city in Japan. But it was precisely the...
Four Easter concerts in April, 2011 in St. Paul's Church, of which three by our organist Stepan Menschoikin
15-05-2011
Our Easter celebrations this year ended with special music. The concert on Easter Monday bore the title "Classical hymns of the Lutheran church." Our hymns are truly a particular treasure of our ch...
EASTER – MESSAGE 2011
15-05-2011
Jesus Christ says: "I am he who lives. I was dead, and see, I am alive for ever and ever; and I have the keys of Death and of Hades." ( Revelation 1,18) Do we know what Hell and Death are like? ...
Good Friday and Easter, 2011: again very intensive at St. Paul's
15-05-2011
This year we again experienced a profound Holy Week and an intensive Easter. There were devotions every evening in the church, and then Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. A few spent all of Holy Satu...
EASTER – MESSAGE 2011
23-04-2011
Jesus Christ says: ” I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hell and Death” ( Revelation 1,18) Do we know, what Hell and Death are like?...
Fukushima - and to fall into the hands of God
15-04-2011
see sermon March 20.2011 ...
Nobody is forgotten, nobody lost: commemoration of baptisms at St. Paul's Church, Vladivostok
22-02-2011
In the church calendar Epiphany is still the time of light: at Christmas Jesus was born as a man and as time went on it became clearer and clearer that this person is the son of God! It is also...
St. Paul's Church, Vladivostok, celebrated the Conversion of Paul
22-02-2011
It was the idea of Dr. Nelly Sedova, our council president: We really ought to celebrate the name day of our church's saint. That is January 25th. On this day we focused on Paul and then again in a ...
Vladimir Vinogradov conducted a "Seminar for Children's Work" in Vladivostok
07-02-2011
On December 18 and 19, 2010, our guest in Vladivostok was the Representative for Children's and Youth Work in our regional church, Vladimir Vinogradov from Omsk. He presented us in St. Paul's an int...
This Year a Musical Christmas Festival at St. Paul's instead of the Christmas Oratorio
07-02-2011
We have already performed Bach's Christmas Oratorio seven times at St. Paul's Church. That's enough for now. This year we chose instead to have an extensive Christmas festival. But Christmas musi...
Two stained-glass windows at St. Paul's Church, Vladivostok
07-02-2011
The windows, depicting Christ crucified and the risen Christ, are the gift of a wealthy friend from Germany who was married at St. Paul's in Vladivostok on the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, Se...
German Culture Days Vladivostok - already for the 14th time
30-11-2010
From October 28 to November 13 we had again our traditional German Culture Days in Vladivostok, which are are organized each time for our city by St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church . They stood ...
Again in China
30-11-2010
September 23 to 20 dean Brockmann, by invitation of the German speaking congregation of Peking, was again in China. Then we are always , together with pastor Dr K H Schell, cultivating relations to...
Wedding in St Paul’s Vladivostok – in the Hanseatic Style and in a Bavarian Dirndl-KLeid
30-11-2010
September 5. 2010. we experienced something very special : the Hamburg merchant Torsten Griess-Nega was married with his wife Heike by his old friend dean Manfred Brockmann in St Paul’s Vladivostok...
Music of the Silence in St Paul’s Vladivostok
30-11-2010
Our Johann Sebastin Bach says: “ Ground, aim and end of all music is nothing else than the glorification of God and the recreation of the human spirit. Where this is not, there i...
St. Luke's Parish in Arsenjeff has its Organ
31-07-2010
The 6th Sunday after Trinity, 11 July 2010, was a great day for St. Luke's Parish in Arsenjeff: its organ was dedicated. Dean Brockmann from Vladivstok came for the occasion and representatives from ...
A Very Special Wanderer. Pastor Gernot Friedrich from the 15th to the 18th of June in Vladivostok
30-07-2010
On the Church Days in Bremen he came to our stand: he wanted to visit us in Vladivostok. Who was this? It was obvious that he was a very special man, a wanderer, who since 1968 has made his lonely...
St. Paul's Church Vladivostok. A Brief Summary of its Restoration since its return in 1997
30-04-2010
St. Paul's Church in Vladivostok, built in 1907 by the German architect Georg Junghaendel (also involved in the building of the Berlin Cathedral), was from 1907 until 1935 the parish of most of the...
Church and State, lively and controversial discussions at the Synod 2009 in Omsk
28-04-2010
This text is in the context of a discussion at the end of the last Synod in Omsk. It is true that it is awhile back, but the problematic and the dissent are still as fresh as they were then. Compare...
Easter Message 2010
07-04-2010
Christ says: “ I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen. And I have the keys of hell and of death “ ( Revelation 1,18) My ...
What we need: People, Money and above all Faith
07-02-2010
Vladivostok, in English "Lord of the East", was founded in 1860 in part by Germans who were in Russian service and were gorvernors, military leaders, scientists, artists, merchants and so on and who...
Visit from China and to China: Contacts will be worked out
06-02-2010
Dean Brockmann visited the pastor in Peking already Dec 9 to 12. Then pastor Dr K H Schell from Peking paid us a visit in Vladivostok Dec 30. 2009 to Jan 7. 2010. Here he could assist in the performan...
The Christmas Oratory of J S Bach now already performed the seventh year in St Paul’s Vladivostok.
06-02-2010
Again this was a great event: as already several years before the Christmas Oratory of J S Bach demonstrated our city , how festively the Lutheran Church can celebrate Christmas. Our choir, solo-singe...
Pastor Kurt Juergen Schmidt introduced as a pastor in St John’s Khabarovsk
06-02-2010
Of course this is a little exaggeration, but it expresses well the plan and necessity: Since long St John’s in the important city of Khabarovsk needs a real pastor for a long term! Nevertheless dean...
Little Letter over 2009
11-01-2010
Shortly just before Christmas I still try to write a little information letter abovå us in the Far East. Yesterday a friend of me said:I” You should write a bit about the ef...
Christmas Message 2009
28-12-2009
“ And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory” (John 1,14) My dear congregations in the Far East ! Did...
General Synod of the ELKRAS in St Petersburg 17-19 September 2009: Three Points for the Far East!
14-11-2009
At this year's General Synod, which comes every four years, the delegates from all of the member churches of the ELKRAS met in St Petersburg 17-19 September, except for the two regional Lutheran Churc...
Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend USA, visited its Partner Congregation St Luke’s Arsenyev, Russia.
19-10-2009
They were 11 days in the deanery of the Russian Far East,- the delegation of Trinity Lutheran Church under its pastor Jim Strasen. From September 4 to 7 they were in Vladivostok, and then they visit...
Dean of the Russian Far East visited Archbishop Janis Vanags in Riga.
14-09-2009
August 12 and 13 dean Brockmann and his wife Tatjana were guests with the archbishop of the Lutheran Church in Latvia, Janis Vanags . Janis Vanags is not unknown in the deanery of the Far East: he al...
Important German Group visited the Deanery Far East
14-09-2009
From August 21 to 26 a group of 24 Germans paid us a visit in Far East. This was an event of great importance, because within were two persons with high merits for the Lutheran Church in the Far East...
Russian Group with Indian Music in St Paul’s,VLadiovostok
14-09-2009
August 28 and 29 something very special took place in St Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok: we heard music, which was neither Lutheran, nor orthodox, nor only Christian, nor Russian or Europea...
Shanghhai is closer than Magadan
29-07-2009
This may a bit illustrate the huge distances , with which our church in Russia has to come along: Shanghai is nearer to Vladivostok than St Mark’s Lutheran chu...
Good Relations with the Islamic Community in Vladivostok
29-07-2009
June 27 dean Brockman was again invited to the great Islamic summer festival , the Sabantuy. St Paul’s Lutheran Church has already since long ago very friendly relations with the Islamic community...
The sixteenth Seminar of the Deanery Far-East , July 5 – 15. 2009.
16-07-2009
They have already a long and glorious tradition, these seminars of the Far-East Deanery: this was already the sixteenth ! Again it took place on the Russkiy island, and though weather this time was n...
Wedding and Baptism in far away Magadan
04-07-2009
From June 10 to 16 the dean of the Russian Far East visited his most far away congregation 2.800 km north-east of Vladivostok, on half the way to Alaska : St Mark’s Lutheran church , Magadan, and it...
Again three great Organ Concerts in St Paul’s Vladivostok
04-07-2009
The tradition of our organ concerts with German organists is going on: June 17.19. and 21. the Hamburg organist Dagmar Witt played on the organ of St Paul’s Vladivostok. Over all she impressed by her ...
The Deanery of the Russian Far East on the Kirchentag in Bremen
04-07-2009
From May 20 to 24 this year the 23rd German Evangelical Kirchentag (Church Day)took place in Bremen. This meeting always attracts great attention, because it proves to be a remarkable forum not onl...
Easter 2009 in St Paul’s, Vladivostok : Consecration of our Church Bells and of our new Altar.
21-04-2009
The times get harder, but “behold, we live” ( 2 Cor 6,9), and time and again we are reached by signs to show us, that there lie blessings on our church. At Easter, the feast of the resurrec...
Again three great Organ Concerts in St Paul’s
17-04-2009
April 1 and 3. and 5. the “director of church music” organist H J Schnoor, Luebeck Germany, gave three great concerts at the organ of St Paul’s Vladivostok: J. S. Bach, D. Buxt...
Manfred Brockmann - Pastor of St Paul Church, Vladivostok and Dean of the Russian Far East.
02-04-2009
For nearly 17 years I have lived and labored as pastor and dean in Vladivostok. How did I come to be here? This has been a genuine historical adventure. First: I was born on the 20th of August ...
Dean Brockmann visited the congregations in Magadan and Sokol
14-03-2009
Both congregations are nearly 3000 km north-east of Vladivostok, that’s half the way to Alaska, and therefore it is not so easy to visit them, Dean Brockman was there last time only in December 2007....
World Prayer Day in St Paul’s March 6.09.
14-03-2009
As every year so also this time: the World’s Prayer Day was a great and happy event in St Paul’s, Vladivostok. Our women had prepared it with much love; Texts, pictures and songs of Papua-New-Guinee...
As every year, so now again: Culture Days in Vladivostok
15-01-2009
The traditional Culture Days of St Paul’s this year took place Nov 1 -15, for the 15th time. Aa always much music ( this time 10 concerts), again a literary center ( this time Hwermann Hesse), exposi...
Christmas and New-Year 2008/2009 – eventful days: Culture and Children
15-01-2009
This year in St Paul’s the days around Christmas and the new year were exceptionally lively: besides Divine Services, one especially for children , meetings of the young people in our church, and ove...
Pastor Alexander Lapochenko has been introduced into his ministry in St Luke’s
21-12-2008
Alexander Lapochenko, ordained to a pastor at our synod assembly in Omsk October 26 (see website Noc..13.08.) , has been introduced by dean M Brockmann on the last but one Sunday of the church-year, ...
Dean of the Russian Far East visited Partner-Church in Korea.
21-12-2008
From November 18 to 20. dean Brockmann was a guest in the “Lutheran Church in Korea”, in Seoul, which had invited him to its 50-anniversary. The Lutheran Church in Korea has a partnership contra...
Alexander Lapochenko on our synod ordained to a Pastor
19-11-2008
On 23th Sunday after Holy Trinity, October 2008, our preacher Alexander Lapochenko was ordained to a pastor in St Luke’s Lutheran congregation Arsenyev by bishop Kruse under assistance of archbishop ...
French and and German Organist played in St Paul’s
19-11-2008
An extraordinary culmination of our this year’s culture days were the organ concerts of Henner Schwerk (Germany) and Lionel Avot (France) November 2.,5., 6.and 7. in St Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivos...
Report on the Far East Area before the Omsk Synod 25 October 2008.
14-11-2008
A. THE GENERAL AREA The times were harder. One could see it in the finances and people. -- For four months the Area has received no more money from the USA. We are in debt. At the end of the ...
A common Festival in Arsenyev
14-10-2008
On October 5. in St Luke’s Lutheran congregation the festival of “Thanksgiving Day” was held in a Divine Service together with the congregation of the Evangelical Christians “ Love of Christ” of Ar...
Why a Lutheran Church in Russia?
14-10-2008
There are two answers to this question. 1. a historical answer and 2. a systematic-theological answer. The historical answer concerns the question: "How did it happen, how is it, that there is a L...
In the heart of the Russian People
29-09-2008
He is already living here for 16 years, and measured by cities as Moscow or Petersburg deep and far away in the country, but so deep in the genuine, sympathetic R...
Baptism means: to live in Christ
01-09-2008
Viktor visited our Divine Service for more than 10 years. He never took part in Holy Communion, he knew: I don’t rightly belong to the congregation. But God’s Wo...
Professor Aaadu Must , university of Tartu, Estonia, visited St Paul’s
22-08-2008
August 17., 13th Sunday after Holy Trinity, we had an interesting guest in our Divine Service: the Tartu professor of history Aadu Must. Prof Must is, as nearly all Estonians, a Lutheran., and h...
General Representative of the firm FESTO-Esslingen visited St Paul’s
22-08-2008
Long ago Helmut Krehl is a well known friend for us: he has his great merits, that St Paul’s now gets its three wonderful bells. He organized all: To cast the bells in the German fi...
Dearest guests in St Paul’s
11-08-2008
On August 10.08, 12th sunday after Holy Trinity, we had a very joyful surprise in St Paul’s: Our Ksenya Romanova appeared with her husband Mikhail in our Divine Service. They ...
At last our three church-bells have arrived.
09-08-2008
Yesterday, August 6. 08 they were unloaded before St Paul’s: the three church-bells, which were cast for us nearly one year ago in the bell-foundry “Bachert” in Karlsruhe, Germany. They had to ...
A new Cooperation
08-08-2008
The year 2008 is in Russia declared as “Year of the family”. Under this sign the “sisters” of St Catherine’s Lutheran Congregation, Komsomolsk, have started a new cooperation...
News from Arsenyev
08-08-2008
July 30. the periodical meeting of the coordination-counsel for social and religious organizations with the town-administration of Arsenyev took place. In the ...
Christian Scouts guests in St Paul’s
08-08-2008
14 youngsters of the scout-work of pastor Thomas Grote, Irkutsk, arrived in Vladivostok by the Transsiberian railway on July 27. 12 o’clock under their guide Yelena Cherkas...
15th Seminar of the Far-East Jurisdiction from the 6th to the 15th of July 2008 on the Island of Popova
27-07-2008
In the years-long history of our Jurisdiction seminars this Seminar had one major difference: for the first time we worked without lecturers from foreign nations. (The two from Germany ...
Visit in our Partner-Church Central-States-Synod.
17-07-2008
On invitation of our partner-church dean Brockman and bishop Kruse were together in the USA from June 2 to 23. They visited at first the ELCA “headquarters” in Chicago, where they met with the Con...
Epochal event in St Paul’s Vladivostok: “Mass in b-minor” of Johann Sebastian Bach
12-05-2008
We prepared it more than two months, and then we had the performance on May 2.08: The “Mass in b-minor” of J S Bach. In spite of the May holidays, when many leave the city, St. Paul’s Church was full ...
Dean Michael Fendler, Novosibirsk, visited St Paul’s Vladivostok
02-05-2008
From April 18. to 21 dean M Fendler from Novosibirsk was a guest in St Paul’s Lutheran congregation Vladivostok. He preached on sunday “Kantate” in our church, took part in congreg...
Our Rainer Muus is married in Vladivostok
14-04-2008
On Maundy Thursday, the 20th of March 2008, three days before Easter, our Rainer married his Eleonore here in Vladivostok. Rainer Muus has been closely tied to our St....
Three Festive concerts "Two Organs in St. Paul's Church", 6, 7, 8 April 2008
14-04-2008
At the beginning of 2006 we received our first organ as a gift from Australia, at the beginning of 2008 we received a second organ as a gift from Germany. Organist Kerstin Wolf came from Hamburg...
St. Paul's Church in Vladivostok has a new vicar for an entire year of practicum: Ludmilla Golubitschnaja
14-04-2008
On Wednesday the 19th of March there arrived here: Ludmilla Anatoljewna Golumitschaja to spend with us an entire year for her practicum and as a vicar to live, to learn and to labor. Her mentor is Pa...
Easter Greetings 2008
22-03-2008
My dear congregations in the Far East Deanery! Dieses Jahr moechte ich Euch gruessen mit einem Osterlied von Martin Luther This year I would like to greet yo...
Conference on the Theme "Foundations for a favorable demographic development in Russia"
03-02-2008
At the invitation of the provincial administration of Primorje Kraj a conference took place on the 24th and 25th of January 2008 in Arsenjeff for administrators and various social organizations to...
The Camp in Anutschino
18-01-2008
As in past years we thank God for our loyal, loving and caring friends and partners in America for the strength to provide a summer camp for our young people and children, far from the noisy city at a...
It goes forward in the congregation of Sokol
07-01-2008
On his visit of St Mark’s Magadan, dean Brockmann also came to its branch-congregation in Sokol. Here, 45 km away from Magadan, he experienced a very delightful surprise: the congregation grows i...
Again in St Paul’s: Christmas Oratorio of J S Bach
07-01-2008
Dec 22. and 23. we again performed the “Christmas Oratorio” of J S Bach in our St. Paul’s Church. This is already , four years long, a good, well known tradition in our town, w...
Chamber orchestra of Vladivostok Philharmonic Society under Mikhail Arkadyev in St. Paul’s
07-01-2008
This was great day in St Paul’s: there in Christmas time, Dec 27. the Chamber Orchestra of the Vladivostok Philharmonic Society played the “Christmas Concert”: of Arcangelo Corelli, the “Concert...
Christian Choirs’ Festival Vladivostok is a 10 year event.
07-01-2008
On Saturday, January 5.08., in the Roman-Catholic St Mary’s Church we again celebrated the traditional Festival of Christian Choirs. This is already since 10 years a ecumenical e...
The Ordination of Alexander Lapotschenko Arsenjeff as Preacher
02-12-2007
Since September 2004 Alexander Lapotschenko has served in St. Luke's congregation in Arsenjeff. Before that, from Decembver 2003 until July 2004 he was in St. Matthew's congregation in Tschita and af...
The Jurisdiction "Far-East"
28-11-2007
The Jurisdiction Far-East is the largest provost in area of the Regional Church "Ural-Siberia-FarEast". From Vladivostok to St. Mark's parish in Magadan the distance is more than 2,500 kilometers (on...
Three great Jubilees of St Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok
08-11-2007
From Sept 29 to Oct 9 St Paul’s Church celebrated – within the German Culture Days, which we already for 14 years present to the city,- three great jubilees: the beautiful brick-building of St Paul’s ...
Music drives away the Devil
08-11-2007
May be, that’s not always the case,- especially when you think of the “music” in our busses,- but that is reality in our churches. There this, what our great organist and choir-master Joh...
CULTURE DAYS VLADIVOSTOK (programm)
27-09-2007
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok German Embassy Moscow CULTURE DAYS VLADIVOSTOK Sept. 29. – October 9. 2007 Three Jubilees of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok 1907 – ...
Great-grandson of one of the first governors of Primorye visited St Paul’s
10-09-2007
On Tuesday, September 6., we had an important visit in our St Paul’s church: Christian Dietz, great-grandson of Paul von Unterberger. Paul von Unterberger was one of the first and most important ...
Two merry hours with a group of American tourists in St Paul’s Vladivostok
08-09-2007
From time to time the American general consul, Thomas Armbruster, is attending Divine Service in St Paul’s. Yesterday, Sept 7., he brought a big group of tourists in our church. 65 Americans, many ...
Three bells for St Paul’s Vladiwostok, Russia, are being cast in Karlsruhe, Germany
28-08-2007
At Christmas 2006 the German journalist Elke Windisch published in two well known German newspapers a big report about St Paul’s Vladivostok. That led to consequences: A firm in sout...
A joyful surprise
28-08-2007
On the reception in honour of the 70.birthday of dean Brockmann, August 20.,in St Paul’s very surpisingly appeared our Wolodja Wagner. That was for the whole congregation a great ...
Central States Synod Assembly May 31.-June 3. 2007.
08-06-2007
From May 31. to June 3. the Synod Assembly of our partner-church CSS took place in Kansas, KS. Dean Brockmann and his wife Tatjana were invited guests. Again it was very impressing to what...
Dean Brockmann - Representative of the Bishop
24-05-2007
On Sunday Exaudi, May 20.07, in Omsk in a solemn Divine Service dean August Kruse was introduced in his ministry as the bishop of the “Evangelical-Lutheran Church Ural, Siberia, Far East” . At...
Delegation of the Central -States -Synod USA visited the Deanery Russian- Far- East.
15-05-2007
The relation between the deanery Far-East and the Central-States-Synod (Kansas and Missouri) is old, it began already in 1994 under the late bishop Charles Maahs. Since then partnerships ...
Taking part in the Mourning Day of the Armenian Church in Vladivostok
26-04-2007
Representatives of St Paul’s Lutheran Church were invited to take part in the mourning day “Yehern”, with which the Armenian Church commemorates the genocide on the Arm...
Do People need the Church after Perestroika ?
24-04-2007
I grew up in a little village in the Magadan territory. In the time of the SU the theme “religion” was a nearly completely forbidden one. In school they presented us “religion” as a very old phenome...
Passion-Week and Easter again very intensive in St Paul’s Vladivostok
20-04-2007
Also this year again: Every evening Passion-Prayer, then the night before the resurrection of Christ in the church, then the Easter-Vigil at 6 o’clock in the morning and after this the Easter-Break...
Hymn-book of the Far Eastern Deanery grows better and better
18-04-2007
Music, singing, that was already always of high importance for us, that belongs to the good Lutheran tradition.. Since 1992 we in Vladivostok are working on the creation of a Lutheran hymn-bo...
Khabarovsk: Preacher Alexander Okkel sovereignly masters his Duties.
11-04-2007
Life and Divine Service in St John’s Lutheran congregation, Khabarovsk, is not so easy after the leaving of the preachers Liliya Maieranova and Victor Hoppe. But now this congregation obviously s...
EASTER- MESSAGE 2007
09-04-2007
The risen Christ says: ”I am He, who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” (Revelation 1,18). My beloved congregations, ...
Our difficult life and the God, to whom we call out.
09-04-2007
Oh Lord, our God, incline graciously you face To us, who are exhausted by suffering, struggles, and need. Your word has the power to move the mountains; Before you stones are like melting wax...
Choir-Concert on Passion-Sunday Judika in St Paul’s Lutheran Church
27-03-2007
On Passions-Sunday Judika, March 25.07., St Paul’s Lutheran Church performed a choir-concert. Very many inhabitants of our city, who know and esteem St Paul’s Church as a place of sp...
Dean visited St Catharine’s Lutheran Congregation in Komsomolsk in its new Church Center
27-03-2007
End of November last year we bought it, the new congregation apartment of St Catharine’s Komsomolsk, and now they had a festival Divine Service with dean Brockmann in the new rooms on Sund...
Interconfessional Seminar in Arsenyev
24-03-2007
On Februar 24. 07. in the church-center of the St . Luke’s Ev.-Luth Congregation of Arsenyev a seminar took place for the church leaders of the city. Aim of the seminar-program wa...
First great Organ-Concert of our Organist and Choir-Master in St Paul’s
27-02-2007
Up to now he gave only a choir-concert with some organ music ( memorial-Sunday for the dead, Nov 26.06), or he performed with us the Christmas-Oratory of JS Bach (Dec 19. and 20. 06), und of course th...
Again the Christmas Oratorio of J S Bach in St Paul’s Lutheran Church
23-12-2006
December 19 and 20. the Christmas Oratorio of J S Bach was again performed in St Paul’s Vladivostok. This is now already the third years and it shows, that the performing of this great religious mu...
St Mark’s, Magadan, goes on living in spite of crisis
19-12-2006
In spite of the fact, that she three times promised to work in Magadan still for five years, and only after this was ordained to a pastor , the preacher A V immediately after her ordi...
First Organ- and Choir- Concert with the new Organist and Choir conductor in St Paul’s.
19-12-2006
On the memorial Sunday for the dead or the Sunday of eternity, Nov 28., St Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok gave an organ- and choir-concert. It was at the same time the debut of our new choir condu...
St Catherine’s Komsomolsk has at last its own parish-center!
19-12-2006
We worked more than 4 years for it, and now at last we arrived: St Catherine’s Lutheran congregation found an apartment and could by it Nov 21 together with dean Brockmann, who trave...
Vissarion – the come back Christ? Adventures in Khakassia.
19-12-2006
The invitation to the inauguration of the church center in Abakan brought dean Brockmann the impression of a living Lutheran congregation.- But in the countryside he g...
Culture Days in Vladivostok
19-11-2006
And again this year: Let’s give the city a festival! – Culture Days of St. Paul’s Church in Vladi-vostok from September 20 to October 1, 2006, with the theme: “Freedeom is a New Religion – the Rel...
History and Resurrection of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in the Russian Far East.
20-10-2006
This paper is the plan for an address to the conference of the Russian Orthodox Church held in Khabarovsk on September 19.2006. The author apologizes for not talking of all those persons merited i...
Smash hit of the Organ Concerts in St Paul’s Vladivostok
26-09-2006
Without any doubt the organ concerts of V Zehner (Hamburg, Germany) are the most outstanding events of the this year culture days of St Paul’s, Vladivostok. For a long time we already...
Dean of the Far East was invited to great Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church
26-09-2006
From September 19 to 21 in Khabarovsk under patronage of patriarch Alexi II a conference “Christianity in the Far East” was held. On invitation of the Russian Orthodox Church dean Brockmann gave a l...
Children and youth again made their holiday camp.
26-09-2006
September is always the best time for bible-camps and youth-excursions. This year our youngsters made their excursion to the south of Primorye. Not far away from the Korean an...
Much of Shamanic Religion, little Buddhists and nearly no Christian.
20-08-2006
On his one-week hiking tour through Olkhon, biggest island of the Baikal- lake, dean Brockmann made an important experience: the country, our Lutheran Church in Russia l...
Dean of the Far East visited the far away St Matthew’s Church in Chita.
20-08-2006
St Matthew’s Lutheran Church is far away from Vladivostok: 2 days and 3 nights by the Transsib. Therefore it is not so easy to visit it. But now the dean of the Far East could visi...
This year the great Summer Seminar of the Far East Deanery , July 13.-23.06. took place in St Paul’s Church Vladivostok
20-08-2006
This is already the 14. great seminar for the congregations of the FarEast Deanery,- a sign for the fact, that we, in our Lutheran Church, take education-work for very serious! ...
14th Seminar of the Deanery of the Far East in full Activity
27-07-2006
It began July 13 and will go to July 23: the 14. seminar of the Far East Deanery.. As always it serves the in-service training in theological and practical questions in the 8 congregations of the dean...
Participants of the 14 Deanery-Seminar of the Russian Far East visited the tomb of Pastor C.A. Rumpeter.
27-07-2006
Pastor Carl-August Rumpeter is one of the very great persons in the history of St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Vladivostok. He worked in it from 1880 to 1912, 32 years! Our city commemorates this man up ...
An important Guest from Korea in St Paul’s Vladivostok
14-07-2006
From July 1 to 4. we had in St Paul’s, Vladivostok, an important guest: Gerhard Hoss, pastor of the German speaking congregation in Seoul. Relationship between the deanery of the Far East and t...
What Gerhard Krodel was and is for me.
05-07-2006
What Gerhard Krodel was and is for me. Let me begin with two quotations. Gerhard Krodel in a letter March 3. 2003 “ Manfred, I do not think for a moment, that you ...
Dean of the Russian Far East visited the far away Magadan
27-06-2006
The Russian Far East is already far away, but still farther is Magadan: half way between Vladivostok and Alaska! Visits therefore are very important. The little brave c...
St Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok - the Repair Works are going on
22-06-2006
September 16.1997. St Paul’s congregation in Vladivostok got its church back, and we celebrated this on Sunday Exaudi, May 28. But nevertheless the repair works are not yet finished. Alexander...
14 Years Resurrection of St Paul’s Vladivostok and 7 years Children’s Work with Swetlana.
22-06-2006
On Sunday Exaudi, 28th of May St Paul’s Vladivostok celebrated in a solemn Service its Resurrection. It was at the same time the resurrection of the Lutheran Church in the Russian Far East, and all o...
Dean of the Far East discovered an evangelical church in China.
29-05-2006
May 23. and 24. dean Brockmann in a delegation of the Vladivostok consuls visited the town of Su-Fun-He in China. There in the city-administration they did not know , or didn’t want to, anyt...
Easter 2006 in St. Paul’s, Vladivostok
24-05-2006
The time of Lent was again a deep experience for us: every evening a passion-meditation, on Maundy-Thursday the celebration of the Lord’s Last Supper, -we were sitting tog...
2006 Three Easter Concerts in Sat Paul’s Vladivostok
24-05-2006
We are already well known in the city for our concerts. Last Christmas we performed the Christmas Oratorio of J S Bach. Now, at Easter, people could hear in our church in three conc...
Again great Easter Concert in St Paul’s Vladivostok
24-05-2006
On April 20./21/ and 22. 6 o’clock pm St Paul’s Lutheran Church will again give an Easter Concert to the city of Vladivostok. Compositions of J s Bach and W A Mozart, whose 250th birt...
Praise to the Web-Site: At last we have got our Organ!
24-05-2006
What one has to do with the other ? Simply this: Hans Schroeder, a member of a Lutheran Church in Melbourne, Australia, found us in the internet, was captivated for what was written...
Sermon on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006
24-04-2006
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Lessons and sermon texts: I Samuel 2, 1-2, 6-8a; I Corinthians 15, 1-11; Mark 16, 1-8 Dear Congregation! “The glorious day has appeared!” We just sang those words...
“Let the little children come to me…” (Mark 10,14)
18-02-2006
It has become a goof tradition in St Paul’s to bless the children, not only in Divine Service, but also before the beginning of the school year and when going out to one of our Children ...
Convention of the Deanery Far East January 5 – 8. 06.
01-02-2006
This was not a seminar, where interesting lecturers talk with us about interesting subjects, and then all part, and what does this effect in our congregations? No, this time we ...
Performance of Bach’s Christmas-Oratorio this year twice in St Paul’s Vladivostok
26-01-2006
St Paul’s Vladivostok is well known for its concerts, all over the town, and that already for many years. And already since some years we perform the Christmas Oratorio of J S Bach in our town. B...
Message at Christmas and the New Year
07-01-2006
Message at Christmas and the New Year from the Dean of the Far East District the Rev. Manfred Brockmann “But when the goodness and lovingkindness of God our Savior appeared, he sav...
Christmas 2005 in St Catherine’s Komsomolsk
22-12-2005
Dear Congregation of St Catherine’s in Komsomolsk! How glad I was, when you addressed to me with the request: ”Please write us Christmas-greetings for our chur...
Again concerts and lectures in St Paul’s Vladivostok.
07-11-2005
During the “Culture-Days” in Vladivostok, October 25 – November 4, St Paul’s Lutheran church again was an important place of meeting. Three concerts, an open celebration of the Reformation day and a...
St Paul’s congregation of Vladivostok gave 20.000 Rubel for hospice.
07-11-2005
The hospice is a place, where people of our city can die in peace. They are people, who have no longer any home, people from the street, but also people who are no longer visited by their relat...
Once more: “ The Church and the People “
29-09-2005
How I was pleased with reading,- after my coming home from Australia,- the article of our Nina Dimitrijeva! How well she gives expression of our all’s feeling : it is true that w...
Dean of the Russian Far East visited Partern Congregations in Australia
29-09-2005
Because they found our website so interesting, the Lutheran Trinity Church of Melbourne took up contact with St Paul’s Vladivostok. In consequence dean Brockmann and his wife made their holydays in A...
Seminar in the Church: “What is ‘Lutheran’?”
20-09-2005
A Report by Ludmilla Pedyasch The problem of the confessions of faith of denominations is a very contemporary issue in our country. People want to believe in something. Statistics indicate...
A Letter to the Church Messenger by Galina Potankina
26-08-2005
As a faithful reader of your Church Messenger I would like to describe for other readers how the work with older people in St. Paul’s congregation in Vladivostok, where the Rev. Manfred Brock­mann ...
The Bishop’s Representative, District Dean August Kruse,visited the Russian Far East District
05-08-2005
From the 15th to the 22nd of July the Bishop’s representative of the Regional District Urals-Siberia-Russian Far East visited our District. He was able to begin his visit by participating in the conc...
The 13th Seminar for the Congregations of the Russian Far East District, July 7 to 17, 2005
05-08-2005
They already have a long tradition, these seminars. This one was already the 13th. Usually they are held twice a year. They not only serve our continuing education needs, but they also help us not ...
Tough Lutherans of Magadan
29-07-2005
Summer 2005 was announsed as a time of progressive health and spiritual outdoors activity in St.Mark's congregation.Since May 20th active members together with their pastor spending nearly every morni...
13 Great Summer Seminar of the Lutheran Deanery “Russian Far East” July 7 – 17. 2005.
26-07-2005
They have already a long tradition, these seminars. This is already the 13th, and normally they are held two times a year. Not only do they serve the advanced training, but they also help us, not t...
Sermon on the 5th Sunday after Trinity 2005
05-07-2005
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok Text: John 1: 35-42 Dear Congregation! We have already sung today a great deal about the Church: in our main hymn,...
Conference “Problems of the different Nationalities and the different Confessions in Primorye ” June 30. – July 2. 05.
04-07-2005
The government of Primorye and its department for questions and problems of the different nationalities and confessions under vice-governor A.W.Smirnov invited for its conference of this year to ...
St. Paul’s Vladivostok elected new church president.
29-06-2005
On its general assembly, June 19, St Paul’s elected a new church-council president: Ludmilla Pedyash.( on the photo with a rose). The previous president, Prof. Isolda Semskova, will teach for o...
Interreligious relations: Dean Brockmann took part in the Islamic festival of Sabantui.
29-06-2005
On invitation of the Vladivostok Imam Abdullah and the president of the Islamic Community in Primorye, Rif Charissov, dean Brockmann June 25.took part in the celebration of the Sabatuy...
Again St. Paul’s Wladiwostok celebrated Divine Service at the sea.
27-06-2005
This Divine Service at the sea, combined with a congregation’s excursion, is an old tradition of St Paul’s. Normally it is held at Pentecost. But this time we made it on the third Sunday after...
Dean of the Russian Far East visited Partner-Church in Korea
26-05-2005
May 9. to 13. 05. dean Brockmann was staying with the “Lutheran Church in Korea”, with which there is a partnership since some years. November 27. 03. an agreement on Mision-Cooperation was...
And again Rainer Muus is renovating in his beloved St Paul’s church
08-05-2005
Already in 2001 and 1002 he was with us and put stone on stone in our church. He did it all for nothing. He lived in his church. He was for us nearly as a little saint. For who u...
Knowledge of onself is the first step to recovery
08-05-2005
First impressions of the General Synod Assembly of the ELCROS April 25.-29.2005. in St. Petersburg “The way of our church into future”. Well, where goes our Lutheran Church in Russia? ...
Sermon on Easter Sunday 2005
01-04-2005
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Vladivostok Dear Congregation! “Christ has arisen from all of the torments,” we sang as the Sermon Hymn today, and Christianity has ...
Easter 2005: Greetings from the District Dean
26-03-2005
Dear Congregations in the Far East District of the Lutheran Church in Russia! Just as last year the Easter Gospel ends this year with the words: “And they ran out quickly and fled from the tomb, fo...
Pastor Zelinko is leaving the Far East.
15-02-2005
On sunday Sexagesimae, January 30, pastor Victor Vassilyewich Tselinko celebrated his last Divine Service in his congregation of St Luke’s, Arsenyev. Dean Brockmann and the congregation gave ...
The 12th Seminar of the Far Eastern District January 5-9 in Vladivostok
17-01-2005
Our seminars already have a long tradition; they are held almost twice in every year. We already reported about the last major Summer Seminar held in July on this web site. At that time we had guest...
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Performed for the Second Time in St. Paul’s Church, Vladivostok
17-01-2005
After we had already once presented Bach’s great work on Christmas Day, we performed it again in our church on January 9, the First Sunday after the Epiphany. That really made good sense because the ...
At the beginning of the year a great children’s festival in St Paul’s.
10-01-2005
Already at Christmas our website gave a picture of St Paul’s as a place where people not only celebrate Divine service, but are also meeting for many other events of life: there was the perfo...
Sermon by Pastor Manfred Brockmann Christmas Day, 2004, Vladivostok
10-01-2005
Dear Members and Friends, The hymn sung just before this sermon was written by the great Russian philosopher of religion and poet, Vladimir S. Solovyev. Perhaps some of you wondered, while singi...
Christmas 2004 – Two great and lively days in St. Paul’s Church in Vladivostok
29-12-2004
It is so wonderful that our church is no longer only a house of worship but, instead, is becoming a place of life of the congregation and the city. That was especially clear during this year’s Christ...
“ And the word became flesh and dwelt among us…”
28-12-2004
“ And the word became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John,1,14) “ For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness who has shone in our hearts to give the light ...
Dean Brockmann visited st Mary’s Lutheran congregation in Ussuriysk.
21-12-2004
Saturday, Dec 18. dean Brockmann was a guest in the Lutheran congregation of St Mary’s in Ussuriysk. We celebrated Divine Service with Holy Communion, and there were two baptisms and a confir...
St Paul’s Lutheran Church: full power in the rehearsals of Bach’s Christmas Oratory.
21-12-2004
Also this year St Paul’s Luth. Church will perform the Christmas Orarory of J S Bach. This wa already last year a great cultural event in our town. Vladivostokians know how intimatel...
Christmas 2004 in Komsomolsk
21-12-2004
“But you, Bethlehem in Ephrathah, small as you are…among Judah’s clans, out of you shall come forth a governor for Israel, one whose roots are far back in the past, in days gone by” (Micah 5,1). ...
Dean of the Far East District Visits St. Mark’s Congregation in Magadan
16-12-2004
This trip was a significant event because Dean Brockmann had not been able to visit this distant congrega-tion, which lies almost 3000 km or about 1800 miles from Vladivostok, for almost two years. D...
Culture Days in Vladivostok October 8-16, 2004
15-11-2004
Officially they are called “German Culture Days” in Vladivostok, but they are just as well a church event, for every year our St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, along with the German Honorary Consul, is the ...
The Festival of the Reformation 2004
09-11-2004
Sermon by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann, Pastor, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Vladivostok, on October 31, 2004 The Festival of the Reformation Text: Romans 3: 21-28 Dear Congregation! Toda...
Sermon September 26, 2004, 16th Sunday after Trinity
05-10-2004
Dear Congregation! We just sang a hymn which sounds terribly sad and depressing: “In the midst of life we are surrounded by death.” Should we be singing something like this in Russia? People have...
The ascent – a mountain-climbing hike by children and youth from St. Paul’s Church, Vladivostok, September 10-12, 2004
23-09-2004
A report by Svetlana Vashnova, Director of the Sunday School and Youth Activities at St. Paul’s Church From the village of Lukyanovka we climbed the second-highest mountain in Primorye, the ...
Info letter 2003 -2004
29-07-2004
Vladivostok, 13 April 2004. Dear Friends! You have had to wait for a long time for this newsletter. I have started to write it several times. But then it seemed to want to become such a caref...
11th Major Summer Seminar of the Far East District of the ELCROS
20-07-2004
From July 7th to 17th the Far East District conducted its major Summer Seminar, again, as last year, on the island Russky in the Sea of Japan. Our seminars have a long tradition over the years in o...
Welcome back to Russkij Island
06-07-2004
Again in 2004 The Major Summer Seminar for all the Congregations of the Russian Far Eastern District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia and Other States From July 7th to the 17th the...
Sermon on Trinity Sunday June 6, 2004
22-06-2004
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Texts: Romans 11: 33-36; John 3: 1-8 Today is the festival of the Holy Trinity, of the Triune God. – God, yes, who is this? About this question there have bee...
Michael Huggins, Field Director of SEAN-TEE, Visits the Russian Far East Again
21-06-2004
From June 2 to 29 Michael Huggins was here again, not simply as a guest, but rather as teacher and evan-gelist. We have known him for a long time. Already back in 1999 he was in Nachodka, and th...
Guest visit to USA
18-06-2004
The Dean of the Russian Far East District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Russian and Other States Visited Friends and Partners of the District in the Central States Synod of the Evangel...
On Pentecost We Traveled Again to the Ocean
15-06-2004
Continuing a worthy tradition, the Pentecost Service of St. Paul’s Church was held on May 30, 2004, was conducted at the ocean. The entire congregation traveled out there; the altar was set up from s...
A Special Surprise in St. Paul’s Church at Vladivostok
15-06-2004
On Holy Trinity Sunday, June 16, 2004, an 80-year-old lady appeared at our church in the Service. It was Ann Hawkins, an English woman, but, at the same time, a person with roots in Vladivostok. ...
Sermon on Pentecost 2004
07-06-2004
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Text: Acts of the Apostles, 2, 1-18 Dear Congregation! Today is a special day: PENTECOST, THE BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH. We all know that. And for years now, s...
Sermon on Sunday, May 9th, 2004, "Cantate"
11-05-2004
Easter V (4th Sunday after Easter) Text: Colossians III, 12-17 Dear Congregation! It is really quite unique for me to write a sermon to you from such a distance. I certainly notice how fa...
Kids spring holiday's photosession
03-05-2004
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The Spring Day in the Sunday School
03-05-2004
The holiday of May 1st - Celebration of Spring and Labor took its place in Vladivostok. Sunday school of St. Paul’s Church always takes an active part in city events and actions. On the May Day 2004 ...
Sermon for Good Friday, 9 April 2004
03-05-2004
Dear Congregation! “Christ, again crying out with a loud voice, gave up his spirit.” Christ died, he is killed, he is dead. What should we do? Simply continue to live as usual? Well, we do ...
Sermon at the Easter Vigil 2004
29-04-2004
“Christ is risen/from all his pain/about this we should all be happy/Christ wants to be our consolation/Lord have mercy.” Thus Christianity has been singing for millennia. That’s the way we sing a...
Easter Sermon
21-04-2004
at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Vladivostok April 11, 2004 by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Pastor and Dean of the Russian Far East District Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Dear friends throughou...
An Open Easter Letter and Greeting
21-04-2004
from the District Dean, the Rev. Manfred Brockmann, to the Congregations and their Members in the Lutheran Church in the Russian Far East EASTER 2004 Dear Fellow Christians in the Distr...
Holy Thursday Sermon
15-04-2004
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Vladivostok April 8, 2004 by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Pastor and Dean of the Russian Far East District of the Lutheran Church in Russia Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-...
Handicraft in Magadan.
08-04-2004
Housekeep and handicraft “master classes” are taken place in St.Mark’s congregation in Magadan. During friendly educational activities people learn how to fix old cloth or to make several simple but ...
Dean Brockmann visited Chita and Khabarovsk.
15-03-2004
February 27th - March 5th our dean Brockmann made a "multiregional" trip to visit St.Johann congregation in Khabarovsk and – what is so important – a distant St.Matthew's congregation in Chita.You ha...
Tribute to Chopin.
15-03-2004
The first day of spring had a great and spectacular art evening – a public event in honor of famous Polish composer Frederic Chopin's anniversary ( 1810 –1849 ) took its place in St.Paul's church. T...
The Theology of Freedom
02-02-2004
A lecture delivered by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann at the Philosophical Lectures in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Vladivostok October 4, 2003 as part of the German Cultural Days 2003 Ladie...
The Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach performed in St. Paul’s Church at Vladivostok
06-01-2004
On Christmas Day 2003 the joyous music of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio filled St. Paul’s Church in a performance by the Church Choir, several soloists, and an instrumental ensemble. Every seat was tak...
Newly-elected Congregation Council of St. Paul’s Church, Vladivostok, begins its work
06-01-2004
At the Service on the First Sunday in Advent the newly-elected Congregation Council of the St. Paul’s Church was installed in a special ceremony. It had its first business meeting already on Dec...
Symposium on the Future of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia
06-01-2004
Symposium on the Future of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia and Other States (ELCROS) on December 18 and 19 2003 in Novosaratovka near St. Petersburg Dean Brockmann (Vladivostok) delivered...
Again Great Christmas Concert of St Paul’s Lutheran Church Vladivostok
11-12-2003
First Christmas-Day , December 25.2003. 17 o’clock , St Paul’s Lutheran Church Ul. Puzhkinskaya 4: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH CHRISTMAS ORATORY ...
AT LAST A PREACHER FOR CHITA!
10-12-2003
is the congregation of St Matthew’s , Chita, waited already a long time, exactly 3 years and 11 months: at last it now has a preacher and minister: ALEXANDER VLADIMIROVICH LAPOCHENKO,- today, December...
Far East Russia Propst made a guest visit to the Lutheran Church of South Korea (LCK)
03-12-2003
Far East Russia Propst made a guest visit to the Lutheran Church of South Korea (LCK) Far East Russia Lutheran congregations propst, pastor Manfred Brockmann visited Seoul November 24 – 29th. T...
News from St.Johann congregation (Khabarovsk)
18-11-2003
News from St.Johann congregation (Khabarovsk). There were a plenty of events during this October in our area. During the end of September – beginning of October our congregation’s kids club members...
News from St.Marie congregation (Ussurijsk)
05-11-2003
News from St. Marie congregation (Ussurijsk) YOUTH SPORTS SUPPORT. We are cooperating with several kids sport groups. So, our personal donations fund allowed us to support the “ Locomotive” socc...
Far East Congregations Summer Seminar on Russkij Island
13-10-2003
Why do we write about this seminar? Because of many participants who are familiar with other congregations of Lutheran Church of Russia and really think – it is so good that there is a church that doe...
A needful project
07-10-2003
St. Mark’s congregation ( Magadan ) takes an active part in project “There is a confidence” development. Main subject of a program - social activities against drugs, almost all the protestant chu...
Youth news
07-10-2003
A new Christian pop-rock group appeared in Arseniev ( primorsky region ). Some young and ambitious people are getting together in creative field – we will keep in touch and probably pretty soon a ne...