1905 Riga Council
In the upheaval of the first Russian Revolution in 1905, clerical congresses met in many dioceses to discuss church reform. Only in Riga, however, did a congress adopt the title 'council' (sobor): this name was a symbol of their reformist stance in church politics. Thanks to the backing of Bishop Agafangel, the Riga council (which met from 20 September until 6 October) freely discussed a considerable number of important ecclesiastical topics. Estonian and Latvian clergy made up the majority of the participants.
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