Church installs altar window illegally
Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) Urmas Viilmaa sanctified the new stained-glass altar window of Lüganuse church by well-known artist Andrei Lobanov last Sunday. The only problem is that the congregation forgot to notify the heritage protection watchdog of work done on the protected building and could now be looking at sanctions.
10.11.2016, TEET KORSTEN, PõhjarannikPM
Kaljulaid turns down church
President Kersti Kaljulaid is the first Estonian head of state who turned down a church service in her honor on her inauguration day. What will become of cooperation between the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) and the president in the future remains unclear.
02.11.2016, Oliver KundPM
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.
Christians should 'come out of closet' when Muslims arrive - Estonian church leader
Speaking of the prospect that Estonia will accept a significant number of refugees from Muslim countries soon, Urmas Viilma, head of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK), said Christians should «come out of the closet» too because being openly religious is better understood by Muslims than talk about European values.
Estonian Lutheran church offering refugee accommodation in six municipalities
The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) is offering the government housing for refugees in six municipalities, it appears from the updated refugee relocation action plan.
New head of Estonian Lutheran church installed
Urmas Viilma, who was elected head of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) on Nov. 26 last year, was on Monday inaugurated as bishop and installed in the office of archbishop of EELK.
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
All have sinned
The freshly elected Lutheran archbishop Urmas Viilma is a man of conservative views believing a homosexual cannot preach in pulpit.
27.11.2014, Tuuli KochPM
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.
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
Lutherans looking to build a skyscraper
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK), soon to complete a top exclusive real estate development in Kentmanni St, Tallinn, is reaching ever higher: next in line would be a skyscraper in heart of Tallinn.
03.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
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
Head of Estonian Lutheran church calls to pray for peace in Syria
The head of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Archbishop Andres Poder, has issued a call for the people to pray for peace in Syria.
30 Lutheran pastors want Freemasonry banned for clergy
Thirty members of the clergy of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church have turned to the governing body of the church to forbid clergy members from belonging to a Masonic organization, Eesti Paevaleht said.