With time the St Nicholas Church was left to the Orthodox Latvians, who endowed it with a typically Gothic-style Western European shape. The church is located in a monastery yard, and is uniquely miniature in size - 17x19.5 m. The monastery fence has been preserved, with its narrow loopholes and a chapel.
The Church of the Holy Spirit has a complicated history. Despite the raging fires of 1878 and 1881, the church remained miraculously intact. However, a few months after its restoration and ceremonious consecration the church burnt down.
The new church was built in 1886 - 1888 in a Byzantine style with five church steeples. In July 2008 the church retrieved the icon replica of Our Lady Mary the Wonderworker Jakobstadt – a much treasured symbol of the Orthodox Church.