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Ambrose (Jaaskelainen) of Helsinki

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'''His Beatitude the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''Ambrose of Helsinki.''' (given name Risto Jääskeläinen) was born in August 10th 1945 in Tohmajärvi in Finland. Risto Jääskeläinen has studied theology at is the hierarch of the University [[Diocese of Helsinki, and he has as well studied ]] in the United States (1969, 1986-1988) Hungary (1969-1970)Finland, part of the United Kingdom (1971-1975), the Soviet Union 1979.worked at the Othodox Seminary 1969-1970. [[Image:Ambro.jpgChurch of Finland|thumb|220px|Metropolitan Ambrose at the Uspensky kathedral in HelsinkiFinnish Orthodox Church]]1969-1970 Jääskeläinen worked at the Orthodox Seminary of Kuopio, and 1975-1976 at the University of Joensuu as the vice professor.
He ==Life==Risto Jääskeläinen was ordained monkborn [[August 10]], 1945, 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 Tohmajärvi in 1977. In 1986 he recieved the title of archimandrite from the Archbishop Paul of Finland.
In 1988 [[Image:Ambro.jpg|thumb|220px|Metropolitan Ambrose was chosen to at the post of Uspensky Cathedral in Helsinki.]]He has studied theology at the Bishop of Joensuu, and was ordinated to this post by Archbishop John of Finland, Metropolitan Tikhon University of Helsinki and Metropolitan [[Leo as well as abroad in the United States (Makkonen1969, 1986-1988) of Finland|Leo]] of Oulu. 1996Hungary (1969-2002 Ambrose was 1970), the Metropolitan of OuluUnited Kingdom (1971-1975), and the Soviet Union in 2002 he was appointed 1979. From 1969 to 1970 Jääskeläinen worked at the post Orthodox Seminary of Metropolitan Kuopio and from 1975 to 1976 at the University of HelsinkiJoensuu as the vice professor.
Besides his great efforts Risto Jääskeläinen was [[tonsure]]d as a [[monk]] with the name Ambrose and then [[ordination|ordained]] a hiero[[deacon]] and hieromonk in ecumenical work Metropolitan Ambrose is 1979 as well one a member of the leading members brotherhood of the board [[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 directors [[archimandrite]] from [[Archbishop]] Paul of Tulikivi CorpFinland, and from 1986 to 1988 Fr. and an important member Ambrose was the right hand man of the local Masonic Lodgemonastery'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 [[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. --> Metropolitan Ambrose has as well published written many theological writings, including ’Pyhyyden kaipaus’ ''Pyhyyden Kaipaus'' (1999) and ’Etsijän tie’ ''Etsijän Tie'' (2001), and published several books concerning ecclesiastical history and ecumenical relations. {{start box}}{{succession|before=?|title=Bishop of Joensuu - Auxiliary|years=1988-1997|after=[[Panteleimon (Sarho) of Oulu|Panteleimon (Sarho)]]}}{{succession|before=[[Leo (Makkonen) of Finland|Leo (Makkonen)]]|title=Metropolitan of Oulu|years=1997-2002|after=Panteleimon (Sarho)}}{{succession|before=Leo (Makkonen)|title=Metropolitan of Helsinki|years=2002-Present|after=&mdash;}}{{end box}}  ==External links==* [http://www.ortodoksi.net/index.php/Ambrosius_%28metropoliitta%29 Metropolitan Ambrose on Ortodoksi.net]* [http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/finland/current.htm#ambrosius_metr_oulu Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute [[Category:Bishops]][[Category:20th-21st-century bishops]][[Category:Bishops of Joensuu]][[Category:Bishops of Oulu]][[Category:Bishops of Helsinki]][[Category:Bishops of Finland]]
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