Young visitors from the Ecumenical Partiarchate
Orthodox Youth Association of Finland ONL ry and Finnish Orthodox Church have a pleasure of hosting a youth group from Constantinople, sent by the Ecumenical Partriarchate and His All Holiness Bartholomew I.
The group of seven visitors will arrive on the 18th of July and stay until the 24th of July. The program includes meeting Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland, visiting Church Museum Riisa (in Kuopio) and the New Valamo Monastery and Lintula Convent.
For a couple of days the group will stay in Joensuu area and visit Orthodox Seminary, Orthodox Cultural Centre, Joensuu parish and churches, Sikrenvaara Christianity Camp and have an evening with a local people. The trip also includes some free time, testing a few activity and amusement parks and participating in divine liturgy at Uspenski Catherdral in Helsinki. The Finnish host in charge is deacon and organizational secretary Jaso Pössi.
Finland-Armenia Camp Counselor Exchange Program
Orthodox Youth Association of Finland and ALNT ry/ Նոր մտքով`Նոր սերունդ- New Generation with New Thinking NGO have two talented Finnish young women, Maria Hauhia and Martta Lemola working in Armenia at Lori area kid's camp in the beginning of July. Two Armenian young women, Anahit Gevorgyan and Ruzanna Minasyan, did a voluntary camp counselling at Valamo Monastery Christianity Camp in June.
Meeting with OCA Youth Department Reprentative
Representatives of the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry and the Orthodox Youth Association of Finland [ONL] met at the Finnish Orthodox Seminary here on June 7, 2017
More info in the OCA article.
Orthodox Youth Meeting in Romania in September
The International Meeting of Orthodox Youth which will take place in Iași in 2017 has been conceived as a significant national and international event, which will gather 7,000 young persons in the capital of Moldova.
5,000 young persons aged 16 - 35 will meet in Iași as of the 1st of September, and later, on Sunday, the 3rd of September, another 2,000 young persons will be arriving in the Archdiocese of Iași, who will join the Meeting for only one day.
ONL ry will support each young Finnish Orthodox participant with a small sum of money.
More info: ITO2017