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OC of Finland elects new bishop

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On 29 November 2018 assistant bishop(?) of Joensuu Arseni was elected as the new Metropolitan of Kuopio and Karelia by those gathered at Valamo Monastery for this year's church conference.

Many years! Monia vuosia!
 

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Any short bio? Or comment? :)
 

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Dominika said:
Any short bio? Or comment? :)
I guess the result was to be expected as has he has been an auxiliary bishop of Joensuu for several years before this election. Doubt that there would be any bio in English but there's always Google Translate. The result is a bit amusing as Google is not that good with Finnish but I guess one can check the quick facts from Ortodoksi.net.
 

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Alpo said:
Dominika said:
Any short bio? Or comment? :)
I guess the result was to be expected as has he has been an auxiliary bishop of Joensuu for several years before this election. Doubt that there would be any bio in English but there's always Google Translate. The result is a bit amusing as Google is not that good with Finnish but I guess one can check the quick facts from Ortodoksi.net.
Thanks! :)
 

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FinnJames said:
On 29 November 2018 assistant bishop(?) of Joensuu Arseni was elected as the new Metropolitan of Kuopio and Karelia by those gathered at Valamo Monastery for this year's church conference.

Many years! Monia vuosia!
Many years!
 

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Dominika said:
Any short bio? Or comment? :)
None of these had been updated when I looked, but here's a link to the Russian Wiki page, which at least has a picture. There's a longer Wiki article in Finnish and very short ones in Polish and Estonian that you can access through the links on the left-hand side of the Wiki page. https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%90%D1%80%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B9_(%D0%A5%D0%B5%D0%B9%D0%BA%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%BD)

As for comment, Arseni was acting bishop of Oulu Diocese for a while. But I only got to meet him once so don't really know him other than to say that he performed liturgical services competently. He has also been an unsuccessful candidate for the Oulu Diocese after looking after it, so it's nice that he was elected to the Kuopio post. And I suspect that those at Valamo Monastery are happy since one of the other candidates is their head.
 
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