Saturday, March 28, 2015
A whim, a goofy mistake, or worse???
He also ordered the Deacons to pray for the Lutheran woman bishop during litany. This has angered several Orthodox faithful.
Archbishop Leo- Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church has condemned the incident and has asked Metropolitan to clarify the issue before considering any measures against him.
Major Finnish newspapers have reported the incident. Archbishop Leo have released an official statement on the controversial incident which is available at the official website of the Finnish Church.
Does this woman look like a Finish Orthodox bishop? priest? deacon? laywoman? What was in the mind of Metropolitan Ambrosius of Helsinki to invite female Lutheran bishop Irja Askola to the altar during a clergy ordination? Read it in Finnish here. So far I do not have a date. Can somebody help me here?