Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church

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The Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church (Estonian: Eesti Apostlik-Õigeusu Kirik; EOC) is an Orthodox church in Estonia under the direct jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Under Estonian law it is the legal successor to the pre–World War II Estonian Orthodox Church, which in 1940 had over 210,000 faithful, three bishops, 156 parishes, 131 priests, 19 deacons, two monasteries, and a theological seminary; the majority of the faithful were ethnic Estonians. Its official name is the Orthodox Church of Estonia.

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Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church
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AbbreviationEOC
PrimateStephanos of Tallinn
LanguageEstonian
HeadquartersWismari 32, Tallinn, Estonia
TerritoryRepublic of Estonia
Independence1923
Recognition1923, 1996 by Constantinople
Congregations60 (2003)[1]
Members31,500 (2020)[2]
Other name(s)Orthodox Church of Estonia.
Official websiteOrthodox Church of Estonia
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The current primate of the church is Stephanos, Metropolitan of Tallinn and all Estonia, elected in 1999.

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