The Church of the Ascension in Riga

The Church of the Ascension in Riga

 Owing to the mass conversion of Latvians to Orthodoxy (65,000 people in the second half of XIX century) new churches were needed for the Latvian parishes. The church of the Ascension in Riga remains the one in which service is still held in Latvian. The church was consecrated in 1867.