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 Interfax-Religion. The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church will also receive 6.8 million euros ($8'150'140)...

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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 and one woman, according to the council’s Executive Secretary Ruudi Leinus. He also stated that 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 Estland setzte. Bis dahin war die lutherische Kirche in Estland ein Teil der Evangelisch-Lutherischen...

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