Estonian Vicar General’s Pilgrimage to Holy Land

by The Very Rev
Dr Heigo Ritsbek

February 15-19, 2010 a delegation of Estonian Church leaders visited Israel by the invitation and sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture in Israel. The Very Rev Dr Heigo Ritsbek, Vicar General of The Charismatic Episcopal Church of Estonia, was one of the members of the group. Others were The Most Rev. Andres Põder, Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church; The Most Rev. Elijah, a Bishop of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church; The Rev. Erki Tamm, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Estonia; The Rev. Ago Lilleorg, Bishop of the Estonian Christian Pentecostal Church; The Rev. Taavi Hollman, Superintendent of The United Methodist Church in Estonia; The Rev. Tõnu Jugar, President of the Adventist Union of Estonia; and The Rev. Ruudi Leinus, Executive Secretary of the Estonian Council of Churches.

The group met with the Minister of Tourism of Israel, Mr. Stas Mishesnikov, and with the charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Estonia in Israel, Miss Marin Mõttus.

The participants of the pilgrimage visited Holy sites in Jerusalem, Tiberias, Nazareth, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, etc.

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