Ambrose (Jaaskelainen) of Helsinki

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'''His Beatitude the Most Reverend Metropolitan Ambrose of Helsinki.''' (Risto Jääskeläinen) was born in August 10th 1945 in Tohmajärvi in Finland.
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His Beatitude the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''Ambrose of Helsinki''' (given name Risto Jääskeläinen) is the hierarch of the [[Diocese of Helsinki]] in Finland, part of the [[Church of Finland|Finnish Orthodox Church]].
Risto Jääskeläinen has studied theology at the University of Helsinki, and he has as well studied in the United States (1969, 1986-1988) Hungary (1969-1970), the United Kingdom (1971-1975), the Soviet Union 1979.worked at the Othodox Seminary 1969-1970. [[Image:Ambro.jpg|thumb|220px|Metropolitan Ambrose at the Uspensky kathedral in Helsinki]]
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1969-1970 Jääskeläinen worked at the Orthodox Seminary of Kuopio, and 1975-1976 at the University of Joensuu as the vice professor.
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Risto Jääskeläinen was ordained monk, named Ambrose, hierodeacon and hieromonk in 1979 as a member of the brotherhood of the New Valaam Monastery in Heinävesi. At the New Valaam Monastery Ambrose was appointed the caretaker of economical business in 1977. In 1986 he recieved the title of archimandrite from the Archbishop Paul of Finland, and from 1986 to 1988 fr. Ambrose was the right hand of the heigumen of the Monastery, Archimandrite Panteleimon (nowadays His Beatitude the Most Reverend Metropolitan Panteleimon of Oulu).
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==Life==
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Risto Jääskeläinen was born [[August 10]], 1945, in Tohmajärvi in Finland.  
  
In 1988 Ambrose was chosen to the post of the Bishop of Joensuu, and was ordinated to this post by Archbishop John of Finland, Metropolitan Tikhon of Helsinki and Metropolitan [[Leo (Makkonen) of Finland|Leo]] of Oulu. 1996-2002 Ambrose was the Metropolitan of Oulu, and in 2002 he was appointed to the post of Metropolitan of Helsinki.
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[[Image:Ambro.jpg|thumb|220px|Metropolitan Ambrose at the Uspensky Cathedral in Helsinki.]]He has studied theology at the University of Helsinki as well as abroad in the United States (1969, 1986-1988) Hungary (1969-1970), the United Kingdom (1971-1975), and the Soviet Union in 1979. From 1969 to 1970 Jääskeläinen worked at the Orthodox Seminary of Kuopio and from 1975 to 1976 at the University of Joensuu as the vice professor.
  
Besides his great efforts in ecumenical work Metropolitan Ambrose is as well one of the leading members of the board of directors of Tulikivi Corp. and an important member of the local Masonic Lodge.
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Risto Jääskeläinen was [[tonsure]]d as a [[monk]] with the name Ambrose and then [[ordination|ordained]] a hiero[[deacon]] and hieromonk in 1979 as a member of the brotherhood of the [[New Valamo|New Valaam Monastery]] in Heinävesi. At New Valaam, Fr. Ambrose was appointed the [[monastery]]'s financial caretaker in 1977. In 1986, he received the title of [[archimandrite]] from [[Archbishop]] Paul of Finland, and from 1986 to 1988 Fr. Ambrose was the right hand man of the monastery's [[igumen]], Archimandrite Panteleimon (now His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan [[Panteleimon (Sarho) of Oulu]]).
  
Metropolitan Ambrose has written many theological writings, including ’Pyhyyden kaipaus’ (1999) and ’Etsijän tie’ (2001), and published several books concerning ecclesical history and ecumenical relations.
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In 1988, Fr. Ambrose was elected to be [[Bishop]] of Joensuu and [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] to this [[see]] by Archbishop [[John (Rinne) of Nicea|John (Rinne)]] of Finland, Metropolitan Tikhon of Helsinki, and Metropolitan [[Leo (Makkonen) of Finland|Leo]] of Oulu. Bp. Ambrose served as Metropolitan of Oulu from 1997 to 2002, and in 2002 he was appointed to the post of Metropolitan of Helsinki.<!-- Besides his great efforts in ecumenical work, Metropolitan Ambrose is also one of the leading members of the board of directors of Tulikivi Corp. and an important member of the local Masonic Lodge. -->
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Metropolitan Ambrose has written many theological writings, including ''Pyhyyden Kaipaus'' (1999) and ''Etsijän Tie'' (2001), and published several books concerning ecclesiastical history and ecumenical relations.
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==External links==
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* [http://www.ortodoksi.net/index.php/Ambrosius_%28metropoliitta%29 Metropolitan Ambrose on Ortodoksi.net]
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* [http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/finland/current.htm#ambrosius_metr_oulu Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:16, February 24, 2012

His Beatitude the Most Reverend Metropolitan Ambrose of Helsinki (given name Risto Jääskeläinen) is the hierarch of the Diocese of Helsinki in Finland, part of the Finnish Orthodox Church.

Life

Risto Jääskeläinen was born August 10, 1945, in Tohmajärvi in Finland.

Metropolitan Ambrose at the Uspensky Cathedral in Helsinki.
He has studied theology at the University of Helsinki as well as abroad in the United States (1969, 1986-1988) Hungary (1969-1970), the United Kingdom (1971-1975), and the Soviet Union in 1979. From 1969 to 1970 Jääskeläinen worked at the Orthodox Seminary of Kuopio and from 1975 to 1976 at the University of Joensuu as the vice professor.

Risto Jääskeläinen was tonsured as a monk with the name Ambrose and then ordained a hierodeacon and hieromonk in 1979 as a member of the brotherhood of the New Valaam Monastery in Heinävesi. At New Valaam, Fr. Ambrose was appointed the monastery's financial caretaker in 1977. In 1986, he received the title of archimandrite from Archbishop Paul of Finland, and from 1986 to 1988 Fr. Ambrose was the right hand man of the monastery's igumen, Archimandrite Panteleimon (now His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Panteleimon (Sarho) of Oulu).

In 1988, Fr. Ambrose was elected to be Bishop of Joensuu and consecrated to this see by Archbishop John (Rinne) of Finland, Metropolitan Tikhon of Helsinki, and Metropolitan Leo of Oulu. Bp. Ambrose served as Metropolitan of Oulu from 1997 to 2002, and in 2002 he was appointed to the post of Metropolitan of Helsinki.

Metropolitan Ambrose has written many theological writings, including Pyhyyden Kaipaus (1999) and Etsijän Tie (2001), and published several books concerning ecclesiastical history and ecumenical relations.

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Ambrose (Jaaskelainen) of Helsinki
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Joensuu - Auxiliary
1988-1997
Succeeded by:
Panteleimon (Sarho)
Preceded by:
Leo (Makkonen)
Metropolitan of Oulu
1997-2002
Succeeded by:
Panteleimon (Sarho)
Preceded by:
Leo (Makkonen)
Metropolitan of Helsinki
2002-Present
Succeeded by:
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