OCA, Finnish Orthodox youth directors discuss cooperative efforts

Archbishop Leo with [from left] David Lucs and Deacon Jaso Pössi.

JOENSUU, FINLAND [OCA Youth] - June 2017 Representatives of the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry and the Orthodox Youth Association of Finland [ONL] met at the Finnish Orthodox Seminary here on June 7, 2017 to discuss plans for future shared projects and events.  The meeting was made possible in ...

Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 25/3/17 Meeting with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Lecture at the University of Eastern Finland. KUOPIO, FINLAND: On March 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians met with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Head of the Orthodox Church of Finland. After ...

Paschal Message from Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland

His Beatitude Leo - Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland

April 2015 "Do not be afraid” Two months ago we began our journey on the way of Great Lent together. Every one of us fasted according to their powers and many received thereby refreshment of body and renewal of soul. Now it is time to carry our spiritual blossoms, grown in fasting and repentance, to our risen ...

Metropolitan Ambrosius of Helsinki Sparks Controversy by Inviting Female Lutheran bishop Irja Askola to Altar during Clergy Ordination

Metropolitan Ambrosius of Helsinki (L) Archbishop Leo of Karelia & All Finland (R)

OCP News Service Courtesy- Pepa Nova - 4/3/15 Read Statement from Archbishop Leo here in Finnish Helsinki News Report here:  Helsinki: Orthodox Metropolitan Ambrosius of Helsinki of the Finnish Orthodox Church invited Female Evangelical Lutheran bishop Irja Askola to Altar with him during Clergy ordination at the Sunday Divine Liturgy. This has sparked much controversy. He also ordered the Deacons ...

Letter of Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland for the Great and Holy Lent 2015

March 2015- The Finnish Orthodox Church "Guard the door of my lips" The right to social critique has not always stood at the core of society’s values. For example, in ancient Greece, there was no freedom of speech, and one reason the philosopher Socrates paid for his speech with his life. The present respect for freedom of speech ...

Archbishop Leo of Finland: Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches form fullness of Orthodoxy

Kisha D Dorado (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region) OCP News Service Eastern – Oriental Orthodox Christian Unity 24/6/14 Also read: Historic Meeting of Patriarchs of Alexandria and Archbishop of Finland in Helsinki Helsinki: In his speech during the reception provided to the Patriarchs of Alexandria on 23rd June 2014, Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland ...

Primates of Coptic and Finnish Orthodox Churches meet in Helsinki

Kisha D Dorado (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region) OCP News Service - 22/6/14 Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and All Africa Meets Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Archbishop Leo. Helsinki: His Holiness  Pope Tawadros II met with His Beatitude Archbishop Leo - Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church on 21st June 2014. Divine Liturgy ...

Religious Leaders of Finland visit Phanar

28/2/2011 On Monday, February 28, 2011, His All-Holiness Bartholomew received religious leaders of various denominations in Finland. Among the visitors were Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland; Kari Makinen, Lutheran Archbishop; Elsigkiou Teemu Sippo, Roman Catholic Bishop; Archdeacon Jyrki Harkonen; and Mr. Kaj Appelberg. The religious leaders also visited the Orthodox Theological School of Halki ...

Finnish Primate visits OCA Moscow Representation Church

MOSCOW, RUSSIA [OCA/St. Catherine Church] -- His Eminence, Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland, Primate of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Finland, visited the Orthodox Church in America’s Representation Church of Saint Catherine the Great Martyr here on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Archimandrite Zacchaeus, parish dean and OCA Representative to the Russian Orthodox Church, greeted ...