Monday, November 29, 2010

Metropolitan Hilarion Comments on Estonian Situation

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk has expressed his hope that as relations between the Constantinopolitan and Russian Orthodox Churches improve so too will the legal situation of the canonical Orthodox Church in Estonia, the self-governing Tallinn Eparchy of the Moscow Patriarchate. Whereas the estranged Estonian Apostolic Church under the Ecumenical Patriarchate has the right to ownership of the properties it uses for worship, the Eparchy of Tallinn can only rent its worship centers from national and local authorities. More on the situation in Estonia here.

Pictured is the Cathedral of St. Alexander of the Neva in Tallinn, EU, which serves as the seat of the Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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