The Orthodox Parish of Helsinki

The Orthodox Church of Finland is an autonomous church within the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. It serves all members of the Orthodox Church living in Finland. All Orthodox Christians in Finland belong to the pastoral responsiblity of the Church. It is the only canonical Ortohodox structure in the territory of Finland.

The Orthodox Parish of Helsinki is an administrative unit within the Archdiocese of Helsinki in the Church of Finland. It covers almost the entire region of Uusimaa-Nyland, with 21 churches and chapels and their Eucharistic communities.Uspenki Cathedral on Katajanokka in the Centre of Helsinki is our most visible and best known church. You can check the exact location of the various places of worship on the map found in the “Churches” section.

The Parish is diverse in terms of its languages and ethnicities, as well its activities for all people of different ages and walks of life.

Most clergy and other Parish workers speak English. There are some who also speak Swedish, Russian, French, Greek or Romanian.

Worship services

Finnish is the main language of church services. Some of our communities celebrate in Church Slavonic, English, Greek, Romanian, Swedish and Arabic. Occasionally divine services are organized in other languages.

Services are held in Church Slavonic every week at the Holy Trinity Church in Helsinki (Unioninkatu 31). Services in other languages are held mainly at Kotikirkko (Liisankatu 29, Helsinki).

Want to learn more and become a member?

If you want to learn more about orthodox faith or considering to join our Church, you are mostly welcome to visit our ”catechumen” group this fall. The meetings will be held in English.

There will be:

  • Introduction into orthodox faith
  • Visiting other churches and services in the parish of Helsinki
  • Getting to know each other and sharing about your own experiences
  • Online information and books related to orthodoxy

When and where?

Starting on Thursday, 12.10.2023 from 18:00 – 19:00 pm in the ”Kotikirkko”, Liisankatu 29 A (4.floor), 00170 Helsinki.  You can join also later. We continue the meetings on Thursdays every second week until May 2024.

If you are interested or want to know things beforehand, please contact Father Peter:, tel. +358 40 923 1296



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