Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church

Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church

Founder

Independence

1917

Recognition

1923, 1996 by Constantinople

Primate

Metr. Stephanos

Headquarters

Tallinn, Estonia

Territory

Republic of Estonia

Possessions

Language

Estonian

Adherents

20,000

Website

Church of Estonia

The Church of Estonia or Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church (Eesti Apostlik-Õigeusu Kirik) is an autonomous Orthodox church whose primate is confirmed by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Under Estonian law it is the legal successor to the pre-World War II Estonian Orthodox Church, which in 1940 had had over 210,000 faithful, three bishops, 156 parishes, 131 priests, 19 deacons, two monasteries, and a theological seminary, the majority of the faithful were ethnic Estonians. Its official name in English is the Estonian Orthodox Church.

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