A New, New Calendar Church

H/T:  Svetigora Press (Metropolitanate of Montenegro) hereLoose translation

Tallinn, June 13 – The press service of the autonomous Orthodox Church of Estonia (Ecumenical Patriarchate) announced the decision of its first hierarch, Metropolitan Stefanos of Tallinn, of the reforms of the liturgical calendar to be put in church practice as of 2012, was announced by the French site “Orthodoxie.”

Beginning with the new year all parishes of the Orthodox Church of Estonia (with some exceptions) will celebrate all immovable feasts in accordance to the Gregorian calendar.

The moveable feasts which are commemorated during the Lenten Triodion will be celebrated in accordance to the Julian calendar.

This decision was rendered on May 26 at the annual gathering of clergy of the Orthodox Church of Estonia. 73 out of 88 participants voted for the calendar reforms, only one delegate was opposed, 14 were undecided.



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