16 of them were monks.
To Riga of the 20th October, arrived the Shrine with the relics of the Holy new martyrs and Confessors of the Orthodox Church, the victims after the October revolution in the twentieth century.
In the ark, the relics of the saints 54. 15 of them were bishops, 17 priests, 16 – monks and six laymen. Residents of Latvia to venerate the relics of Patriarch Tikhon, who ascended the Patriarchal throne in 1917.
He issued a decree, has granted the independence of the Latvian Orthodox Church. In the ark also the relics of two of the Riga Archbishop John (Pommer) and Agafangel (Preobrazhensky).
John Pommer – first Holy Latvian soil. He was brutally murdered. The life of each of the 54 saints worthy of study and emulation.
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