The Estonian Evengelical Lutheran Church

Come and see: Hope Chapel of the Consistory


Eastern wallHope Chapel of the Bishop’s House

Eva Jänes, fresco 1993-1994

Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Rm 8:24


Eastern wall

Rainbow – God’s covenant with humanity
Junipers – Christ’s suffering and his coronation with the crown of thorns
Cross – ascension of Christ
Lilies of the valley – Christ’s coming
Estonian landscape, spruces and firs symbolise God’s chosen people who despise low desires



konsi_kabel_3Southern wall

Feeding with fish and bread
Wheat, people with crops – earth’s bounty
Eggs in a nest – hope and resurrection
Ship and anchor – hope
Bulrushes – salvation
Cherry tree



Western wall

People coming home and heading out
Water – cleaning and cleansing
Storks – true life and vigilance for truth, faithfulness
Lark, eagle




Northern wall

Virgins with lamps, light, clouds, stag, almond tree, thistle, goldfinch, columbine, violet, clover
Oak – Christian perseverance in the face of adversity and difficulties, firm faith and virtue
Spruce, stars – divine favour and guidance




Angels – God’s messengers, heavenly beatitude
Vine leaves and buds – leaf form developed by the Karja master