The Chaplain made the following speech at a demonstration to commemorate those refugees who have died while trying to get to Europe and, to stop the deportations to war-zones. Tämän pyhän viikon sanoma muistuttaa meitä kristittyjä siitä, kuinka lainmukaisuus ei aina vastaa oikeudenmukaisuutta. Kristuksen kärsimys ja kuolema haastaa meitä katsomaan kriittisesti oman toimintamme motiiveja. Turvapaikan…

Tällä viikolla uutisoitiin (esimerkiki Aamulehti 20.3.) poliisin sakottaneen kielteisen turvapaikkapäätöksen saaneita Väinölän kirkolla Porissa. Aamulehti haastatteli artikkelissaan Sisä-Suomen poliisia, joka toteaa ettei vastaavanlainen operaatio ole pois suljettu myöskään Tampereella. Ajatuksena on se, että jos tiedetään jossain paikassa olevan ulkomaalaisia, mahdollisesti paperittomia tai maassa ilman asianmukaisia lupia olevia, voi poliisi tehdä kyseiseen paikkaan ”ratsian”. Kirkkoturva -periaate…

There are many troubling news and concerns we hear every day. As a Church community of people from every continent, crisis – whether they are political, military or environmental – come very close to us. There are very concerning news coming from South Sudan, Nigeria is under fear of terrorism and, many Americans are trying…

To celebrate HM the Queen’s 90th birthday and her role as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, we organize a service of Thanksgiving and garden party in Mikael Agricola Church on Saturday, 11th June at noon. The first arriving (100 copies available) will receive a free copy of “The Servant Queen and the…

Join us in the Nine Days of Prayer (Novena) from the Day after the Ascension Day until the Eve of Pentecost. There’s no need to go anywhere, you can pray where you are. “Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the…

A week before the February group of sessions of the General Synod, I had a chance to take part in a refresher training for ordained ministers in the Finnish Navy. You are probably aware that some armed forces have special personnel called army chaplains who minister to soldiers and their families. And, of course, there…

I was observing a crisis rehearsal yesterday. “The incident” was a terrorist attack resulting many casualtties. I was impressed how quickly and well the organisation was able to respond and help people. I was asked how I might help. I responded that the priest shoul be there; to listen, to stand with people, to comfort…

  The Christmas Bazaar pre-order webshop is open at anglican.fi/shop. You will find many products there available for pre-odering. The reason we are doing is pre-orders is to minimize the risk for the Church. The Bazaar is a fundraising event and shipping food, especially perishable food, is a risky business. We are trying to avoid…

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