Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Welcome to the website for The Charismatic Episcopal Church of Estonia, which belongs to the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. We are adding news and information regularly, so we hope you will stop by often. Most of the information is in Estonian (sorry….).
Established on June 23, 1996, The Charismatic Episcopal Church of Estonia is one of the smallest denominations in Estonia. There are currently 3 parishes (St Stephen the Martyr in Tallinn, St Barnabas the Apostle in Pärnu and Church of the Holy Cross in Tartu), which are served by the Rev Fr Thomas Eriste. Tartu Church is served currently by a lay vicar (Mrs Rutti Proosa), while Fr Eriste has the priestly oversight of this parish.
The CEC of Estonia has very good relations with all Christian denominations in Estonia. The CEC of Estonia is a member of the Estonian Council of Churches.
Monday January 2, 2006 went into the annals of the CEC of Estonia, because of a Mass which was celebrated at the St Stephen the Martyr Charismatic Episcopal Church in Tallinn, Estonia. The Roman Catholic Bishop for Estonia, The Most Rev Philippe Jourdan, the last bishop appointed by the late Pope John Paul II, preached at the Alliance Mass in the presence of hundreds of people and many standing in the church building. Bishop Jourdan preached a very good sermon about being a Christian, blessed the Gospel reading, gave the blessing after the the confession of sin, and gave the benediction after the Eucharist. The bishop said regretfully that we are not yet able to celebrate the Eucharist together, but his presence at the service was a wonderful experience.
When we look back on all that has taken place since we have begun we can only say, Non Nobis Domine…”Not to us, O Lord, but to thy Name be Glory.” (Ps. 115:1)