Finnish Orthodox Metropolitan Elijah of Oulu Ordained

January 2015 - Church of Finland The Orthodox Church of Finland received a new bishop when Archimandrite Elijah was ordained as bishop and installed as the Metropolitan of Oulu on Sunday, 11 January 2015, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Oulu. Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland presided at the ordination and installation. Serving ...

Reverend Father Matti Wallgrén Elected Finnish Metropolitan of Oulu

December 2014- January 2015 The General Assembly of the Orthodox Church of Finland has elected the Reverend Father Matti Wallgrén to be the next Metropolitan of Oulu. The election was held on 26 November in the Church of the Transfiguration of Valamo Monastery. The episcopal synod had nominated Arsenius, Bishop of Joensuu, and Matti Wallgrén, Vicar of ...