Ambrose (Jaaskelainen) of Helsinki

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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 [[Finnish Orthodox Church]], "an autonomous Orthodox church that belongs to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople."{{ref|1}}
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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]].
  
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==Life==
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Risto Jääskeläinen was born [[August 10]], 1945, in Tohmajärvi in Finland.
  
Risto Jääskeläinen was born [[August 10]], 1945 in Tohmajärvi in Finland.  
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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.
  
[[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 studying 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.
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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]]).
  
Risto Jääskeläinen was first ordained as a [[monk]] with the name Ambrose and then hierodeacon and hieromonk in 1979 as a member of the brotherhood of the New Valaam Monastery in Heinävesi. At New Valaam, 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 (nowadays His Beatitude the Most Reverend Metropolitan Panteleimon of Oulu).
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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. -->
  
In 1988 Ambrose was chosen to be Bishop of Joensuu and ordinated to this post by Archbishop John of Finland, Metropolitan Tikhon of Helsinki and Metropolitan [[Leo (Makkonen) of Finland|Leo]] of Oulu. Ambrose served as Metropolitan of Oulu from 1988 to 2002, and in 2002 he was appointed to the post of Metropolitan of Helsinki.
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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.
  
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==
* {{note|1}} [http://www.ort.fi/en/index.php Finnish Orthodox Church official website]
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* [http://www.ortodoksi.net/index.php/Ambrosius_%28metropoliitta%29 Metropolitan Ambrose on Ortodoksi.net]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Orthodox_Church wikipedia: Finnish Orthodox Church]]
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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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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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