Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church 100

In stock: 789 Items
Reference:
4740352118393
Issue date:14.09.2023
Designer:Riho Luuse
Number:839-14.09.23
Stamp zone:Other stamps
Stamp type:Classical
Availability date:2023-09-14
5.20 €
Description

The souvenir sheet is issued to celebrate the centenary of the autonomy of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church (EAOC). On 23 September 1923, the EAOC was granted autonomy – limited self-government – under the protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The stamps depict Ecumenical Patriarch Meletius IV (1871–1935, Ecumenical Patriarch 1921–1923), Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, whose tomos (edict) granted autonomy to the EAOC, and Metropolitan Alexander (1872–1953, Metropolitan 1923–1953), under whose leadership the EAOC sought this status. The lower stamps depict the current Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (b. 1940, Patriarch since 1991), who restored the autonomy of the EAOC in 1996 and who visited Estonia on 12–20 September 2023, and the current Metropolitan Stephanos (b. 1940, Metropolitan since 1999).

Product Details
4740352118393

Data sheet

Quantity issued
7500
Perforation
13¾ x 14
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
souvenir sheet
Size
82.5 x 99 mm
Primary theme
history
Year
2023
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