Metropolitan Kornily believes attacks against Tallinn mayor in building church on Russian means Unclever

Moscow, January 13, Interfax - Metropolitan Kornily of Tallinn and All Estonia spoke to back up Tallinn mayor Edgar Savisaar who was earlier criticized for his intention to ask Russian St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation to donate on building an Orthodox church. "I consider attacks against city mayor Edgar Savisaar not only groundless, but unintelligent, irrelevant ...

1.5 Million Connected to Orthodox Church, Says Savisaar

16.12.2010 Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar dismissed allegations that he is an “agent of Russian influence” as an elections-time ploy by his opponents. Savisaar said the sum of 1.5 million euros which the allegations claim he obtained to enhance the influence of the Russian Federation in Estonia were in fact funds donated from the Andrei Pervozvannoi Fund for ...

Orthodox Sacred Music Festival taking New Heights

Estonia is known for its long tradition of big music and song festivals. An international festival of Orthodox sacred music, "Credo," has taken place in Estonia since 1994 and has, since then, been an important event of musical life every September. The festival's goal is the preservation, development and popularization of Orthodox musical culture. Masterly ...

Orthodox Church of Estonia Offended by Moscow Patriarchate

22.09.2010 The head of the Orthodox Church of Estonia, Metropolitan Stephanos, said that public speeches by the visiting Metropolitan Hilarion, of the Moscow Patriarchate, contained a “tone of disdain” toward Estonian history and inhabitants. Metropolitan Hilarion recently visited Estonia and raised the issue of local church property with the foreign minister. The Orthodox Church of Estonia, an ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the celebration of 20th anniversary of episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Korniliy of Tallinn and All Estonia

On 15 September 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriachate’s Department for External Church Relations, currently on a visit to Estonia with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn. The liturgy was celebrated to ...

Metropolitan Hilarion answers questions of Estonian Mass Media

On 15 September 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriachate’s Department for External Church Relations, currently on a visit to Estonia with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with representatives of the Estonian mass media. Press conference took place at the Narva City Assembly premises. ...

High-Level Orthodox Church Visit Centers on Property Spat

14/9/2010 A senior representative of the Russian Orthodox Church is visiting Estonia this week in an effort to solve a long-standing dispute over church property. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the church's Department of External Relations, met with Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar on September 13, and has meetings scheduled with the speaker of the Parliament and ...