On 26 October 2000 His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch will arrive in Estonia for a visit.The Patriarch is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, 26 October, on a special flight from Istanbul. At 18.00 he will officiate at a church service at the Transfiguration of Christ Cathedral in Tallinn.

On Friday, 27 October the Patriarch will meet President Lennart MERI, the Speaker of the Riigikogu Toomas SAVI, Prime Minister Mart LAAR and Minister of Interior Affairs Tarmo LOODUS.

On Saturday, 28 October, the Patriarch has a meeting with the Mayor of Tallinn, Jüri MÕIS. At 15.00 at Lutheran Cathedral of St. Mary, for an Ecumenical Celebration, with Lutheran Archbishop Jaan KIIVIT, and Apostolic Nuncio. At 16.30 he officiate in Transfiguration of Christ Cathedral for Vespers, followed by a meeting of Estonian Orthodox Church's Youth.

On Sunday, 29 October, at 9.00 Patriarch celebrates a Patriarchal Liturgy with Metropolitan Stephanos and the clergy of the Estonian Orthodox Church. At 12.00 meeting with the people of the parish. At 16.30 Blessing of St. Simeon church for the beginning of the restoration of the church. At 19.30 reception given by the Embassy of Greece in the Estonian Museum of Art in Kadriorg.

On Monday, 30 October, Patriarch will meet with TARTU City leaders and the rector of Tartu University. At the University the Patriarch will lecture on the subject "search of meaning of life". In the evening the Patriarch will make a trip to Võru.

On Tuesday, 31 October, he will visit Värska and Põltsamaa. In all these places the Patriarch will also officiate at church services.

On Wednesday, 1 November at 10.00 at hotel Palace in Tallinn the Patriarch and the head of the Estonian Orthodox Church, metropolitan Stephanos, will give a joint press conference. The languages of the press conference will be Estonian, English and French. The Patriarch will leave Estonia this same day.

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