Estland: The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church is again a worldwide church

The XXX General Synod of the EELC decided at its meeting on November 29, 2017 to accept congregations that used to belong to the EELC Diocese Abroad (as of July 16, 2017) into the EELC as diaspora congregations. The General Synod of the EELC also decided to form a EELC North-American diaspora deanery to replace North-American deanery. „Due to the global reunification, the boundaries of the...

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Estland: 100 Jahre Estnische Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche

Am 26. und 27. Mai 2017 hat in Tartu/Dorpat der Jubiläumskongress der Estnischen Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche (EELK) stattgefunden. Mit dieser Veranstaltung unter dem Motto „Zur Freiheit hat uns Christus befreit“ erinnert die EELK an den ersten estnischen Kirchenkongress, der am 31. Mai/1. Juni 1917 ebenfalls in Tartu stattfand und die Weichen für die Gründung einer freien Nationalkirche in...

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Estland: Government compensates Ecumenical Patriarchate for war damages

The Estonian government decided on 28. December 2017 to allocate 8.2 million euros ($9'828'110) to churches operating in Estonia as compensation for damages received during the course of the war and occupations of the previous century. Among them, the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church of the Patriarchate of Constantinople (EAOC) will receive 1.4 million euros ($1'677'970), reports...

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Estland: Council of Churches calls for traditional definition of marriage

The actively-participating churches of the Estonian Council of Churches (ECC) has adopted a resolution on the necessity of introducing a definition of marriage into the constitution as the union of a man and a woman, reports Blagovest-Info. The ECC decided at a local session that it considers it necessary to introduce into the national constitution a definition of marriage as the union of one man...

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