President: Estonia's secularism is best protection against foreign religions
Estonia's secularism is the best protection against foreign religions, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said in a year-end interview to the public broadcaster ERR.
Churches shuffle lines of force
The clergy is humming as Estonia's two orthodox churches – Russian and Estonian – could be looking at a merger. Metropolitan Stefanus of the Orthodox Church of Estonia has made it his mission to turn Estonia into the first country to merge its orthodox churches.
30.09.2016, Oliver Kund
GMO uus tase: teadlased asuvad muutma seda, kuidas geenidest saab elu (1)
Mehhanism, mis muudab DNA koodi aminohapeteks, valkudeks ja muudeks elu osisteks, on kõigis organismides sama. Vastuoluline teadlaste grupp on aga arendamas viisi selle muutmiseks.
19.08.2016, Kaur MaranPM
Estonia, Lutheran church buy St. Alexander's of Narva
The Estonian state and the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) on Wednesday bought the bankrupt St. Alexander's Church of Narva and its final price was 375,000 euros, half of which was paid by the state and half by EELK.
Russian history professor: we've lost the taste for truth
Mythologising history, loss of objective view, hindering learing lessons from history, is a problem with all of former Soviet bloc nations says Russian historian Andrei Zubov (64), known for his stand against Kremlin propaganda.
01.06.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
State ponders purchase of big church building in Narva
Yesterday, bankruptcy committee for Narva Alexsander's congregation decided to cancel auction of the church building as, among others, asked for by interior ministry considering its purchase for the state.
06.05.2016, Tiina Kaukvere
Klubimuusika sämplid ja jazzilikud soolod ühel kontserdil
Mark de Clive-Lowe's CHURCH feat. Tawiah (USA-UK)
Reede, 29. aprill
30.04.2016, Dan BondarenkoPM
«Russalka» faces X-ray examination
Road construction soon to begin has heritage conservationists anxious about nearby «Russalka» statue aged over a hundred years possibly being too fragile. To determine the danger level, X-ray will be applied.
18.02.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: a welcome solstice
Whatever the attitude, be it sacred, commercial, joyous, sad or indifferent, Christmas does touch all.
In Ukraine, society outperforms state
Inconsistent and unsystematic approach wherefore the society fails to function, sounds the straightforward verdict on Ukrainian development by double Olympic bronze medalist Jüri Tamm in his Kiev office. With compassion, though, as the man is a great patriot of the renewed Ukraine.
27.11.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
The Seto Kingdom Liveth
This past weekend, Obinitsa City, South-East Estonia saw Setos from wide world over convene - with the occasional Estonians intermingled not a few.
03.08.2015, Nele-Mai OlupElu
Pastor: naised, kes hüüavad seksi ajal Jumala nime, tuleks vangi panna
Ameerika skandaalne pastor John Hagee arvab, et naised, kes hüüavad seksi ajal Jumala nime, tuleks trellide taha saata.
Roman Catholic bishop to invite pope to Estonia
The apostolic administrator for the Roman Catholic Church in Estonia, Bishop Philippe Jourdan, will on Thursday meet with Pope Francis and invite him to pay a visit to Estonia.
English-born suspense novelist found time for writing in Estonia
Estonia-based English writer dreams of the day when one of his books becomes a movie – as this is how the ideas for books are born in his head.
21.02.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
St John’s eager to kick «Estonia 100» into gear
To underline importance of St John’s Church, St Petersburg at birthing Republic of Estonia, celebrations of the centenary of it in 2018 might symbolically commence in this very church, suggest head of congregation Külli Sulg.
22.12.2014, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Estonian believers in St Petersburg greatly blessed this Christmas
A rare peace of good news from Russia for Estonians, just before Christmas: last Wednesday, head of the Estonians’ congregation in St Petersburg Külli Sulg was handed certificate regarding the church land now belonging to the congregation thereof.
22.12.2014, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Urmas Viilma elected new head of Lutheran church
The General Synod of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church on Wednesday elected Urmas Viilma the new head of the church.
Editorial: Estonia searching for archbishop
Thus sayeth Estonian Constitution: «Everyone has freedom of conscience, religion and thought. Everyone may freely belong to churches and religious societies. There is no state church. Everyone has the freedom to exercise his or her religion, both alone and in community with others, in public or in private, unless this is detrimental to public order, health or morals.»
No obvious option for Lutheran archbishop
Tomorrow and the day after, Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church is picking itself a new archbishop to replace Andres Põder (65), at helm for a decade and released from duty last Saturday.
24.11.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Editorial: a bizarre bill by archbishop
The priestly ethics code bill proposed by Lutheran Archbishop Andres Põder is a document of the strange sort, doubtless offering meat for mockers. Therein, good hygiene is for instance recommended – people would do well to wash up and tidy their fingernails. In basic school, a welcome piece of advice; but when told to a quarter of a thousand grown-ups highly educated…
Priests spurn ethics proposed by Bishop
A couple of weeks ago, Tallinn priests of Estonian Lutheran Church (EELK) met to discuss priestly ethics code bill proposed by Archbishop Andres Põder.
07.05.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Estonia to own St John’s Church at St Petersburg for half century
Foundation Estonian Concert (Eesti Kontsert) has entered into a contract with the congregation of St John’s Church at St Petersburg, pursuant to which the Estonian state obtains right of disposal of the building, free of charge, for 49 years.
10.04.2014, News.postimees.ee / ERRPM
Editorial: the church alone can determine its relevance
The Lutheran church, most numerous in Estonia by membership, is undergoing substantial change. According to last census, its supporters have noticeably diminished, raising the question of the Lutheran church’s future.
Gallery: Lasnamäe Church bell-tower crowned with dome
On Friday, a 22 tonne dome was hoisted to the bell tower adjoined to the Russian Orthodox Church in Lasnamäe.