Eastern orthodoxy in Estonia — a brief overview of "religious controversy"

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  • The Eastern Orthodox Church and Estonia

    As far as religion is concerned, Estonia is famous for three reasons. Firstly, the level of secularisation in Estonian society is relatively high; secondly, Estonian ...
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  • History of the controversy

    The controversy has its origin in the aftermath of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Between 1918 and 1920 the revolutionary Russia and Estonia, which was striving ...
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  • The Eastern Orthodox Church in the newly independent Estonia — the second act of the controversy

    In 1993 the Churches and Congregations Act was passed in Estonia. According to the new law, churches, congregations and religious associations were to re-register their ...
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  • Possible solutions to the conflict

    In early 2001 the conflict seemed to find a solution — the church within the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate did not apply for registration as ...
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