Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the outdoor Divine Liturgy in Värska Laululava, Estonia, on the Saturday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 16, 2023.
The Primate of the Autonomous Church of Estonia, Metropolitan Stephanos of Tallinn and All Estonia, and the Hierarchs Athenagoras of Kydonia, Cleopas of Sweden, Gregorios of Peristeri, Elias of Tartu, and Alexander of Pärnu and Saare attended the Divine Liturgy. Archbishop Leo of Helsinki and All Finland and Metropolitan Vissarion of Spain and Portugal also attended the service. The Ecumenical Patriarch preached God’s Word, while in the afternoon, he met and spoke to the clergy of the Church of Estonia at the adjacent folklore museum in Setomaa.
Photo: Nikos Papachristou