Liepāja Holy Trinity Lutheran Cathedral is a historical Lutheran cathedral in Liepāja, Latvia. It is the seat of the Bishop of Liepāja, and principal church of the Diocese of Liepāja.Plan to visit Holy Trinity Cathedral during your Liepaja vacation using our convenient Liepaja trip planning site.
The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1742 and on December 5, 1758, the church was solemnly consecrated. The church interior and exterior architecture is built in the late baroque style with classic features. The cathedral interior is characterized by its Rococo features and luxurious furnishings with wood carvings and gold plating. The altar is 13 metres high and the cathedral is particularly notable for its organ with 131 stops, 4 manuals and over 7000 pipes, making it the largest mechanical organ in the world until 1968. It was the first large mechanical pipe organ in Latvia and was built by Henrich Andreas Concius in 1779. In 1865–1866, the building underwent its first major reconstruction – the original draft tower was raised on the two upper floors to almost 55 metres high. In 1906, the church installed a clock mechanism. Several changes were also made to the sacristy behind the altar; a new one was added.
The cathedral houses the cathedra of the Bishop of Liepāja, who leads one of the three dioceses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia. The current bishop is Hanss Martins Jensons, born 11 July 1968, who was ordained in the Lutheran Church in 2003, and was consecrated and enthroned as Bishop of Liepāja on 6 August 2016.
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Excellent view from top of the tower. excellent acoustic, very often concerts with the organ, which was second biggest Europe mechanical organ until 20th century. Must see! P.S. building currently... more »
A lovely little lady seems to be there looking after the Cathedral and full of information ... A beautiful Catholic Cathedral in the middle of town lovely for a little bit of peace and quiet and to... more »
Fabulous church under renovation
Very nice church and great service. Thank you God!
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