Pope Theodoros II Meets the President of Finland

June - July 2014 On Thursday 26th June 2014,His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Eminence Leon, Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland and the Sirector of his Private Office the Very Reverend Archimandrite Apostolos Trifyllis, met with His Excellency the President of Finland Mr. Sauli Niinisto at ...

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 ...

Historic Meeting of Patriarchs of Alexandria and Archbishop of Finland in Helsinki

Kisha D Dorado (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region) OCP News Service - 24/6/14 Eastern – Oriental Orthodox Christian Unity Helsinki: The Finnish Orthodox Church celebrates the historic meeting of three Hierarchs from the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox family. Pope & Patriarch Tawadros II of Alexandria All Africa – Primate of the Coptic ...

OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF FINLAND TO THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

  May 2014 On Tuesday the 16th/29th of April 2014, His Eminence, Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, accompanied by three clerics, a nun and a subdeacon. Earlier on the same day, the Archbishop of Finland was welcomed at Ben Gurion Airport by the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias; His Eminence ...

Metropolitan of Helsinki Visits the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 2014 Eastern Orthodox - Oriental Orthodox Churches Armenian Orthodox Church - Orthodox Church of Finland On April 27, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed Metropolitan Ambrosios, Bishop of the Diocese of Helsinki and Holy Synod member of the Orthodox Church of Finland; who is visiting Armenia at the invitation of His ...

Sixth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music Announced

23/3/14 Joensuu, Finland – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) announced the theme for its 6th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music which will be held 7-13 June, 2015 on the campus of the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland. The theme of the conference in 2015 will be Creating Liturgically: Hymnography and Music." ...

International Orthodox music society launches on-line journal

23/3/14 Finland: The first issue of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music [ISOCM] peer-reviewed on-line Journal is now available at www.isocm.com/resources/journal/index.html. The edition features research papers highlighting new approaches to the analysis of Byzantine chant using spectral techniques, discussions of the relationship between Serbian and Byzantine chant, the work of the Russian composer Nikolai Korndorf, ...

FINNISH REPRESENTATIVE TO PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY VISITS PATRIARCHATE

On Wednesday the 12th/25th of September 2013, the representative of Finland to the Palestinian Authority, Dr Martin Irulu, visited His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, upon assuming office. In the context of this visit, His Beatitude talked to the diplomatic representative of Finland about the work of the Patriarchate, the first Church of ...

The Patriarch of Romania Received the Visit of a Delegation of the Orthodox Church of Finland

On 9 May 2013, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania received the visit of a delegation of the Orthodox Church of Finland. The delegation was headed by His Eminence Ambrozie, Metropolitan of Helsinki. During the meeting matters of common concern were discussed focused on the good collaboration in the confession of the Orthodox faith. “During this trip ...

The Buranovo Grannies will inaugurate Orthodox centre in Finland

Juha Repo - February 2013 The singing grannies from Udmurtia, Buranovo Babushki, will travel to Iisalmi in Eastern Finland in June. They will be the main attraction in the reopening of an Orthodox centre 6 June. The singing group were the runners-up at the 2012 Eurovision Sonc Contest in Baku. Father Elias Huurinainen tells Finnish Eurovision news site ...

Russian Orthodox Church calls for ultimatum of Finland over Zavgorodnyaya

Moscow, October 3, Interfax - Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov, the head of the Synodal Department For Relations with the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies, believes the Russian authorities should toughly react to the seizure of four children from Russian citizen Anastasiya Zavgorodnyaya, who lives in Finland. "I don't know what leverage out authorities have, but I ...

Devotional column: The newest old church in Alpine

By John Filipovich Columnist 8/3/2012 Some readers may have driven down Gallego Avenue and noticed the church with the red roof. We’d like to introduce ourselves. We are the Orthodox Church. Our local parish is small, but the Orthodox Church is the second-largest body in Christendom with approximately 300 million members worldwide, about 6 million in the ...

Finnish pastor Juha Molari converts to Orthodox Faith

Juha Molari

Moscow, November 8, Interfax - Finnish Lutheran Church pastor Juha Molari converted to the Orthodox faith at a ceremony conducted by Archpriest Nikolay Voskoboinikov at Helsinki's St. Nicholas Church, which belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church, on October 30. "It is a very important decision in my life, but it cannot be called difficult. The Russian ...

Friction between Finnish Lutherans and Orthodox over policy of renting out church facilities

22.8.2011 Luther Foundation used Orthodox Church venues for events The policy of the Finnish Orthodox Church in renting venues to outside groups is causing friction between the Orthodox and the Evangelical Lutheran Churches. Allowing the Luther Foundation, a conservative group that has broken away from the established Lutheran Church, to hold events in premises owned by the ...

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 ...

In Memoriam: His Eminence, Metropolitan John of Nicaea, Former Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland

TURKU, FINLAND [OCA] -- His Eminence, Metropolitan John of Nicaea, retired former Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland, fell asleep in the Lord here on July 1, 2010 A convert to Orthodox Christianity, Metropolitan John served as the Primate of the Autonomous Finnish Church from 1987 until his voluntary resignation in 2001, at which time he ...

Finnish Orthodox and Catholic churches criticise choice of woman as Lutheran Bishop

13/6/2010 Conservative revival movements also upset by election of Irja Askola The choice of Irja Askola as the Lutheran Bishop of Helsinki last week has been criticised by two other major Christian denominations. Archbishop Leo of the Finnish Orthodox Church says that the choice of a woman as a Lutheran bishop draws the churches further apart from ...

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to newly-elected head of Evangelical Lutheran Church

Patriarch Kirill's congratulations to newly-elected head of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Dr. Kari Mäkinen Dear Brother, I cordially congratulate you on the assumption of the office of Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. It is a significant event not only for the Lutherans in Finland and other countries, but also for the Russian Orthodox ...

Fourth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music Announced

2/6/2010 The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) announced that the 4th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music will be held 6-12 June, 2011 at the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland. The theme of next years conference will be Unity and Variety in Orthodox Music: Theory and Practice, said the Rev. Ivan Moody, chair ...

Finnish Orthodox Church Day expect thousands of Participants

The Orthodox Church Day is becoming a pre-enrollment of at least 3 000 participants. Church of Finland Orthodox dates are the biggest event in past 25 years. Tthe previous major event was held in Kuopio in the year 1985. The church conference's theme is "Orthodox view of ecology". Church Days are being organized in ...