Members of the Riga Council

Members of the Riga Council

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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