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  • The Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland was accepted into membership of the International Lutheran Council (ILC) at its  World Conference, 25-28 September 2018. The ILC is a  worldwide association of confessional Lutheran Churches. It is composed of members with an unconditional commitment to the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God and  the Lutheran […]

  • The degree of Doctor of Divinity honoris causa, DD h.c., was conferred upon Bishop Risto Soramies of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese by the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. This conferment was decided on in the faculty meeting of 19 February 2018. Dr Lawrence Rast, President […]

  • Overview of 2017

    In 2017 the activities of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland increased and were further strengthened. In the categories of divine services held and church attendance, there were increases over the previous year. There were 1,556 Divine Services and Services of the Word held on Sundays and Church Festivals. These had an attendance of […]

  • On 4 March 2018, Eero Kaumi was ordained into Holy Office with the appropriate ceremonies in Turku. The ordination was conducted by Bishop Risto Soramies, assisted by Dean Dr. Juhana Pohjola and Revs. Sakari Korpinen, Markku Sumiala, Kalle Väätäinen and Sebastian Grünbaum. The members of St Paul’s Lutheran congregation took care of the practical arrangements […]

  • “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” On the first Sunday of Advent, 18 February 2018 it was time for a new congregation to become a reality. The Christian worship community in Meri-Lappi was organised and named Our Saviour Lutheran Congregation. The prerequisites for a congregation had […]

  • The Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland starts regular divine services in Forssa, southwestern Finland. These begin at Pekolanraitti 8, the Advent Church, on 4 February 2018. During the spring services will be held once a month. Pastor Harri Lammi is responsible for the services. (Forssa) enquiries: [email protected] website: lhpk.fi/forssa

  • Timo Marttinen, MA (Theol), was ordained into the apostolic Office at Epiphany, 6 January 2018 in Koinonia Chapel, Helsinki. St Thomas Lutheran Congregation in Espoo had extended him a call to replace Rev. Eero Pihlava during his leave of absence. Timo Marttinen used to work as a teacher of religion and philosophy in his university […]

  • Divine services began in Utsjoki, the northernmost tip of Finland, 450 kilometres north of the Polar Circle, on the First Sunday in Advent, 2017, with 15 local people in attendance. The atmosphere was very warm and the venue, the Utsjoki Wilderness Lodge, was cosy. A decision was made to continue services once a month for […]

  • On Saturday 11 November 2017 the representatives of the congregations and of the pastoral collegium of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland gathered in their annual Diocesan Assembly in the Koinonia Centre in Helsinki. The venue filled quickly, as people from more than thirty congregations arrived to decide on common matters. The meeting began […]

  • On 15 October 2017 The Lutheran Church – Canada (LCC) Synodal Assembly resolved unanimously to sign an agreement of ecclesiastical fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland. This information was conveyed by Dr Robert Bugbee, President of LCC, immediately after the publication of the decision. What does this mean? The Lutheran Church – […]