Pentecost is the birthday of the Church. We remember how the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles on the fiftieth day after the Resurrection, and all the life and history of the Church which started then. Pentecost is also the feast of the Holy Trinity – a festal conclusion of how we commemorate God’s loving care during Lent, Holy Week, Pascha and Pentecost.
The oldest temple of our parish, Holy Trinity Church, celebrates its patronal feast on Pentecost.
After Pentecost worship services shall be celebrated on the courtyards and in the gardens of our churches. On Pentecost Week 1-5 June, the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on the Pappilatalo courtyard each morning at 8 AM.
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.
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.