Date today: 18.11.2017  |  Name days: Doloresa, Aleksandrs

Metropolitan archbishop of Riga Zbigņevs Stankevičs

Address: M. Pils iela 2-1, Riga, LV-1050
Mobile phone: + 371 29948353
Phone: + 371 67227266
Fax: + 371 67820274
E-mail: metropolitan@catholic.lv
Twitter: @arhibiskaps


Coat of Arms of Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs

On a shield the Holy Spirit descends over Terra Mariana and renews it while Terra Mariana is sacrificed in perpetual Eucharistic Sacrifice for God. The central feature of the shield is composed of Hostia (Jesus Christ), the Holy Spirit that descends over Him and behind the shield – archbishop’s double cross (God the Father). The cross is a stylized version of the Jerusalem Cross (roots from the Promised Land) and a land devoted to Mary – Latvia (Terra Mariana). All divine Persons are in golden color (divine glory), background of the Holy Spirit (dove) is in red (color of martyrdom, purification and resurrection), Terra Mariana in the same red color, background of Terra Mariana - in beige (soil of Latvia, sand of the sea), all around - in green (canonical color of archbishops). Under the shield is the pallium (three black crosses on a white band – a special symbol of power and glory bestowed by the Holy See. The archbishop’s motto is “My strength and my song (courage) is the Lord” (Exodus 15:2).