Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ecumenical News: Patriarch Alexei Sends Congratulations with Inauguration of New Rector of Estonian Evangelical-Lutheran Church

(MP External Relations - Portal-Credo.Ru - Vertograd: Tallinn)

In Tallinn, with the election into the episcopal dignity of Andreas Pyld, the new rector of the Estonian Evangelical - Lutheran church, Patriarch Alexei of Moscow sent his solemn greetings through the MP's Estonian Orthodox Church-Metropolitan Cornelius of Tallinn, who was represented by Archpriest Iuvenaly of Kaarm. Metropolitan Cornelius congratulated Andreas Pyld's election and proclaimed the text of Patriarch Alexei's congratulatory letter to the new bishop of the ELC in Estonia.