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Title: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 11, 2011, 12:41:34 PM
Since there seems to be quite a number of Scandinavians on this board, I wanted to make a thread where people could share Orthodox resources (videos, hymns, articles, news, useful websites, etc.) relating to Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

This site (http://www.ortodoks.com/) publishes a very good magazine. Here (http://home.online.no/~thorosl/Kirkeside/MB2_%202011.pdf) is the most recent copy.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 11, 2011, 01:06:32 PM
Perhaps we could make a list of Scandinavian Saints. I wonder whether there any more than these four:

- St. Ansgar
- St. Sigfrid
- St. Olaf of Norway
- St. Anna of Novgorod

If one wants to know about pre-Schism Orthodoxy in Scandinavia I would recommend reading  History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen (http://www.amazon.com/History-Archbishops-Hamburg-Bremen-Adam-Bremen/dp/0231125755/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313082018&sr=8-1)by Adam of Bremen. It's written in post-Schism period but it contains interesting information about pre-Schism period such as how Orthodoxy arrived to Scandinavia from the West.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 11, 2011, 01:39:33 PM
Well this site contains a series of podcasts of sermons and lectures on orthodoxy (one of them is in english and one in swedish but the rest is in danish). There are also are lot of articles written by our priest and other orthodox clergy and theologians which are pretty good.
http://ortodoks.dk/podcast/

This site is made by a friend of mine and is directed at young people who are interested in orthodoxy.
http://gudstro.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 12, 2011, 05:24:34 AM
For Byzantine chant in Norwegian:

http://www.orthodoxmysteries.com/chant-norwegian.html
http://www.youtube.com/user/EkteAsatru

You can also find the Byzantine notation for Vespers in Tones 1 and Plagal 4th, and the Resurrection Apolytikia in all 8 Tones. I've attached them below.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 12, 2011, 06:24:15 AM
Ortodoks Bønnebok (http://www.bokkilden.no/SamboWeb/produkt.do?produktId=136362&rom=MP) contains basic morning and evening prayers, preparation for Holy Communion, Sunday material from the Ochtoechos, Troparia and Kontakia for feasts, and other helpful material.

Den ortodokse kirkes guddomelige liturgier (http://www.bokkilden.no/SamboWeb/produkt.do?produktId=1513003) contains the Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, and the Presanctified Liturgy of St. Gregory with supplimentary material.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: John of the North on August 12, 2011, 07:16:18 AM
Perhaps we could make a list of Scandinavian Saints. I wonder whether there any more than these four:

- St. Ansgar
- St. Sigfrid
- St. Olaf of Norway
- St. Anna of Novgorod


St Uni (Unni, Unno, Huno) Sept 17
+ 936. A monk at New Corvey in Germany, in 917 he became Bishop of Bremen-Hamburg. He helped enlighten Sweden and Denmark and reposed in Birka in Sweden.

St Willibrord (Clement) Nov 7
c 658-739. Born in Northumbria, he went to Ireland. From there he went to Friesland in Holland (c 690) accompanied by eleven other monks from England. Six years later he was consecrated bishop with the name of Clement and he founded his Cathedral in Utrecht. His work with the Frisians bore much fruit, as also in Heligoland and Denmark. He founded the monastery of Echternach in Luxembourg in 698 where his relics remain.

St Ulfrid (Wolfred, Wilfrid) Jan 18
+ 1028. Born in England, he became a missionary in Germany and Sweden. He was martyred for destroying an image of Thor.

St Nithard Feb 4
+ 845. A monk at Corbie in Saxony in Germany and a companion of St Ansgar whom he followed to Sweden as a missionary. He was martyred there by pagan Swedes.

St Sigfrid Feb 15
+ c 1045. A priest and monk, probably at Glastonbury in England. He went to enlighten Sweden and was based in Vaxjo. One of his converts was King Olaf of Sweden.

Sts Winaman, Unaman and Sunaman Feb 15
+ c 1040. Monks and nephews of St Sigfrid whom they followed to Sweden. They were martyred by pagans.

St Hallvard (Halward) May 14
+ c 1043. Of the royal family of Norway, he met his death while defending a woman who had appealed to him for help. He is the patron-saint of Oslo.

St Sunniva (Sunnifa) July 8
10th cent. By tradition, Sunniva was a princess who fled from Ireland with her brother and others. They were shipwrecked off the coast of Norway but landed on Selje Island. Here they were slain by people from the mainland and their relics were enshrined in Bergen.

St Olav of Norway (Olaf, Tola) July 29
995-1030. Son of King Harald of Norway. His early youth was spent as a pirate but in 1010 he was baptised in Rouen in France and in 1013 he helped Ethelred of England against the Danes. In 1015 he succeeded to the throne of Norway and at once called missionaries, mainly from England, to enlighten his homeland. He succeeded in part but was driven from his kingdom. In an attempt to recover it, he fell in battle at Stiklestad. In Norway he is regarded as the champion of national independence.

St Olav of Sweden July 30
+ c 950. King of Sweden, martyred by the heathen for refusing to sacrifice to idols at the spot where Stockholm now stands.

St Gorman Aug 28
+ 965. A monk at Reichenau in Germany, he preached the Gospel and became Bishop of Schleswig in Denmark.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Robert W on August 12, 2011, 07:26:58 AM
There are also numerous saints that spread Christianity from the east (Saints Sergei and Herman of Valamo being chief examples). These saints are highly venerated in the Finnish Church.

But I guess OP does not count Finland as being part of scandinavia.  ;D ;D

Jag ser nu att detta är postat i Foreign Languages Forum sektionen. Varför pratar vi inte nordiska språk?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 12, 2011, 07:31:53 AM
But I guess OP does not count Finland as being part of scandinavia.  ;D ;D

Jeg inkluderte ikke Finland siden den ortodokse kirke allerede er godt etablert som en statskirke, og finskspråkelige resurser er lett tilgjengelige. Så dette var mer for oss som ikke er fult så heldige :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 12, 2011, 07:41:00 AM
Hvad med den hellige Trifon af Petsjenga som missionerede iblandt Skoltesamerne. Han var den sidste ortodoks helgen der virkede i Norge :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 12, 2011, 07:49:56 AM

Thank you for these. Here's one more: St. Rimbert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rimbert), the second Apostle of the North and the successor of St. Ansgar.

Hopefully someone will someday paint an icon of All Saints of Scandinavia.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Robert W on August 12, 2011, 08:07:08 AM
Hvad med den hellige Trifon af Petsjenga som missionerede iblandt Skoltesamerne. Han var den sidste ortodoks helgen der virkede i Norge :)
Verkligen intressant att helige Trifon av Petsamo också verkade i Norge. Bor det ännu skoltsamer i Norge?

Helige Trifon av Petsamo firas, tillsammans med Helgonen Sergius och Herman, som Finlands upplysare. Tydligen är han också Norges (i varje fall nordnorges)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryphon_of_Pechenga

Tackar Ansgar, varje dag lär man sig något nytt.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 12, 2011, 08:23:18 AM
Hvad med den hellige Trifon af Petsjenga som missionerede iblandt Skoltesamerne. Han var den sidste ortodoks helgen der virkede i Norge :)
Verkligen intressant att helige Trifon av Petsamo också verkade i Norge. Bor det ännu skoltsamer i Norge?

Helige Trifon av Petsamo firas, tillsammans med Helgonen Sergius och Herman, som Finlands upplysare. Tydligen är han också Norges (i varje fall nordnorges)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryphon_of_Pechenga

Tackar Ansgar, varje dag lär man sig något nytt.
Ja, der lever stadig skoltesamere i Norge men jeg tror ikke at det er mange.

De har et lille kapel i Neiden
(http://home.broadpark.no/~dsmorvik/Neiden.jpg)

(http://www.exarchat.eu/IMG/jpg/Kapell_inn_ab_Neiden.jpg)
Den hellige George kapel :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Robert W on August 12, 2011, 08:31:42 AM
Jag börjar bli lite imponerad av Helige Trifons livsverk.

Vet du vilken biskop Skoltsamerna, som bor i Norge, vänder sig till för att få präster?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 12, 2011, 09:43:34 AM
Jag börjar bli lite imponerad av Helige Trifons livsverk.

Vet du vilken biskop Skoltsamerna, som bor i Norge, vänder sig till för att få präster?
Hvis jeg ikke tager fejl så tilhører de samme eksarkat som vi, hvilket må betyde at de hører under Ærkebiskop Gabriel af Comane.

(http://www.exarchat.eu/IMG/jpg/MgrGabriel-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Volnutt on August 13, 2011, 12:41:42 AM
For Byzantine chant in Norwegian:

http://www.orthodoxmysteries.com/chant-norwegian.html
http://www.youtube.com/user/EkteAsatru

You can also find the Byzantine notation for Vespers in Tones 1 and Plagal 4th, and the Resurrection Apolytikia in all 8 Tones. I've attached them below.
Does Asatru mean something different in Norway? In the US, it means neopagans who worship the Norse gods.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 18, 2011, 10:36:03 PM
Ortodokse Kristne Bønner På Norsk: Trosbekjennelsen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGLUW3FHKUw)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Robert W on August 19, 2011, 04:50:00 AM
Does Asatru mean something different in Norway? In the US, it means neopagans who worship the Norse gods.
Yeah, the username for the youtube account does not really match the uploaded content.  ??? ;D
But it is as you say that asatro is neopaganism, also in the nordic countries.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Volnutt on August 19, 2011, 06:02:59 AM
Yeah, it doesn't match lol.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 19, 2011, 07:55:50 AM
Does Asatru mean something different in Norway? In the US, it means neopagans who worship the Norse gods.

Literally, "Ekte Asatru" means "Genuine God-belief". If you look up any video on youtube of Norwegian folk music, metal, or anything to do with the Vikings, you have a million comments from morons the world over saying "HAIL ODIN!" etc. I think the name was a tongue-in-cheek way of getting the attention of those people.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Volnutt on August 19, 2011, 07:40:51 PM
Ah. Ok, makes sense. Thanks.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 19, 2011, 09:36:53 PM
Ortodokse Kristne Bønner På Norsk: Trosbekjennelsen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGLUW3FHKUw)

Ortodokse Kristne Bønner På Norsk: Det Lille Kompletoriet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5muyaYR0Vsc)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 30, 2011, 03:42:36 PM
Johannes Chrysostomos liturgi på svenska (http://ortodoksi.net/images/c/cc/Johannes_Krysostomoksen_liturgia_ruotsiksi2.pdf)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Robert W on September 05, 2011, 03:28:31 AM
Johannes Chrysostomos liturgi på svenska (http://ortodoksi.net/images/c/cc/Johannes_Krysostomoksen_liturgia_ruotsiksi2.pdf)
:o Material på svenska från ortodoksi.net? Fantastiskt! Vem ska man skicka tackkort och blombuketter åt?  ;D
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 06, 2011, 04:56:02 PM
Det her er første del af en dansk amatørdokumentar om ørkenfædrene. To danskere rejser til Egypten for at møde de koptiske munke. Filmen er ikke af den bedste kvalitet men den er rigtig god og indeholder blandt andet en samtale med en eremit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5QhmyVVIrg

 :)

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Volnutt on September 06, 2011, 05:05:52 PM
Funny that Danish should have a native for "desert."
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 25, 2011, 06:40:04 AM
All those who understand norwegian just have to watch this. It is a small documentary about father Christofóros Schuff who live in Soothern Norway.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SchuffNorway#p/a/u/2/FuUtNgQ8p1g
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Fotina02 on September 26, 2011, 02:12:15 AM
All those who understand norwegian just have to watch this. It is a small documentary about father Christofóros Schuff who live in Soothern Norway.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SchuffNorway#p/a/u/2/FuUtNgQ8p1g

I watched this but don't speak norwegian. The wife was only in a few photos. Is he widowed? I liked his home chapel.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 26, 2011, 03:27:28 AM
All those who understand norwegian just have to watch this. It is a small documentary about father Christofóros Schuff who live in Soothern Norway.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SchuffNorway#p/a/u/2/FuUtNgQ8p1g

I watched this but don't speak norwegian. The wife was only in a few photos. Is he widowed? I liked his home chapel.

I also wondered about that. You can see his wife on some of his other videos, so I suppose she is still around  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 26, 2011, 04:36:16 AM
All those who understand norwegian just have to watch this. It is a small documentary about father Christofóros Schuff who live in Soothern Norway.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SchuffNorway#p/a/u/2/FuUtNgQ8p1g

I watched this but don't speak norwegian. The wife was only in a few photos. Is he widowed? I liked his home chapel.

I also wondered about that. You can see his wife on some of his other videos, so I suppose she is still around  :)

Maybe she wanted to avoid publicity since that document seem to have been broadcasted in Norwegian television.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 26, 2011, 08:54:55 AM
Maybe.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 20, 2011, 01:33:46 AM
Några andra liturgiska texter på svenska: 1 (http://www.ortodoksi.net/index.php/Luokka:P%C3%A5_svenska), 2 (http://www.ortodoxakyrkan.se/litur/index.htm).
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 20, 2011, 05:29:49 AM
I watched this but don't speak norwegian. The wife was only in a few photos. Is he widowed? I liked his home chapel.

His wife is still alive and kicking. He says in the documentary "my wife is away in China at the moment, so I'm alone this week". He's an American convert to Orthodoxy who married a Norwegian and set up a little mission in southern Norway. He belongs to the Russian Exarchate under Constantinople, but received his theological training at the University of Thessaloniki and makes use of many Greek practices with the blessing of Archbishop Gabriel. He is, for example, working on setting Norwegian liturgical texts to the Byzantine melodies, although I have not yet heard any recordings/seen any sheet music to know what it's like.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on October 20, 2011, 07:24:15 AM
I watched this but don't speak norwegian. The wife was only in a few photos. Is he widowed? I liked his home chapel.

His wife is still alive and kicking. He says in the documentary "my wife is away in China at the moment, so I'm alone this week". He's an American convert to Orthodoxy who married a Norwegian and set up a little mission in southern Norway. He belongs to the Russian Exarchate under Constantinople, but received his theological training at the University of Thessaloniki and makes use of many Greek practices with the blessing of Archbishop Gabriel. He is, for example, working on setting Norwegian liturgical texts to the Byzantine melodies, although I have not yet heard any recordings/seen any sheet music to know what it's like.


I think that in one of his videos he is singing psalm 141 in norwegian but I can't say for sure if it is byzantine.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 25, 2011, 06:09:45 AM
I found a 1983 edition of the Sobornost journal in Norwegian. The whole journal was too large to upload, so I've just attached an article by John Meyendorff on Tradition.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 31, 2011, 10:02:03 AM
Byzantine chant in Norwegian: Psalm 22  - The Lord is my Shepherd (Salme 22 - Herren er min Hyrde) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=953BcXiw9tQ) with Byzantine notation.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on November 26, 2011, 06:33:54 PM
Leena-Maija Trapp fortæller om sin ortodokse tro i det svenske program Från Sverige till himlen.

 http://svtplay.se/t/152223/fran_sverige_till_himlen
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jason.Wike on November 27, 2011, 01:24:18 AM
All those who understand norwegian just have to watch this. It is a small documentary about father Christofóros Schuff who live in Soothern Norway.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SchuffNorway#p/a/u/2/FuUtNgQ8p1g

That's funny, why at the beginning is the title in English "The Priest at Greipstad" and then the rest of it is entirely in Norwegian? Is that common?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on November 27, 2011, 06:56:42 AM
Maybe, it is because he is american.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on November 29, 2011, 05:43:25 AM
Leena-Maija Trapp fortæller om sin ortodokse tro i det svenske program Från Sverige till himlen.

 http://svtplay.se/t/152223/fran_sverige_till_himlen

Thank you for this. She seems to be originally a Finn so it's nice to think that my people can be a help in bringing Orthodoxy to other Scandinavians.

Also, Swedish is a beautiful language and rikssvenska is even more beautiful than finlandssvenska and I haven't heard neither of them for a long time since my compulsory Swedish courses are long gone and there are hardly any Sweadish-speaking Finns in my part of Finland. Maybe I should make an effort to read something in Swedish again.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on November 29, 2011, 06:35:54 AM
Leena-Maija Trapp fortæller om sin ortodokse tro i det svenske program Från Sverige till himlen.

 http://svtplay.se/t/152223/fran_sverige_till_himlen

Thank you for this. She seems to be originally a Finn so it's nice to think that my people can be a help in bringing Orthodoxy to other Scandinavians.

Also, Swedish is a beautiful language and rikssvenska is even more beautiful than finlandssvenska and I haven't heard neither of them for a long time since my compulsory Swedish courses are long gone and there are hardly any Sweadish-speaking Finns in my part of Finland. Maybe I should make an effort to read something in Swedish again.
I actually thought about you when I posted it. I just have to be sure, the chuldren who were transported to Sweden, was that WW2?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on November 29, 2011, 07:34:00 AM
I just have to be sure, the chuldren who were transported to Sweden, was that WW2?

Yes. If you want to know more about them just search "krigsbarn" from some search engine. There seems to be plenty of information available.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on November 29, 2011, 08:40:08 AM
I just have to be sure, the chuldren who were transported to Sweden, was that WW2?

Yes. If you want to know more about them just search "krigsbarn" from some search engine. There seems to be plenty of information available.
Thank you. I was just wondering beacuse she looked so young so I thought maybe Finland had been involved in some weird war, I didn't know about  :D
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on November 29, 2011, 09:30:16 AM
I just have to be sure, the chuldren who were transported to Sweden, was that WW2?

Yes. If you want to know more about them just search "krigsbarn" from some search engine. There seems to be plenty of information available.
Thank you. I was just wondering beacuse she looked so young so I thought maybe Finland had been involved in some weird war, I didn't know about  :D

In a way our wars were separate from WWII since we fought for our independence whereas others fought against Nazis or for Lebensraum. I believe that even if there wasn't WWII there would have been war in Finland anyway. Conflict with USSR was inevitable.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on November 29, 2011, 01:33:54 PM
I just have to be sure, the chuldren who were transported to Sweden, was that WW2?

Yes. If you want to know more about them just search "krigsbarn" from some search engine. There seems to be plenty of information available.
Thank you. I was just wondering beacuse she looked so young so I thought maybe Finland had been involved in some weird war, I didn't know about  :D

In a way our wars were separate from WWII since we fought for our independence whereas others fought against Nazis or for Lebensraum. I believe that even if there wasn't WWII there would have been war in Finland anyway. Conflict with USSR was inevitable.

Sadly, I think you're right.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: mabsoota on November 29, 2011, 03:32:37 PM
hi friends!
do u have any resources in finnish or about orthodoxy in finland?
i have a finnish friend who is orthodox, but he doesn't live in finland at the moment.
thanks
 :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on November 29, 2011, 04:09:59 PM
hi friends!
do u have any resources in finnish or about orthodoxy in finland?
i have a finnish friend who is orthodox, but he doesn't live in finland at the moment.
thanks
 :)

Oriental or eastern orthodox?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on November 29, 2011, 05:41:07 PM
hi friends!
do u have any resources in finnish or about orthodoxy in finland?
i have a finnish friend who is orthodox, but he doesn't live in finland at the moment.
thanks
 :)

Did he/she have something specific in mind?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: mabsoota on November 30, 2011, 05:25:59 PM
oriental, but eastern resources also useful.
nothing specific, thanks  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on November 30, 2011, 06:32:45 PM
oriental, but eastern resources also useful.
nothing specific, thanks  :)

A Finnish Oriental Orthodox Christian :o I didn't that such people exist.

I know hardly anything about Oriental Orthodoxy in Finland. I know that there has been Ethiopian OO services in Helsinki's EO parish's chapel and there is some Ethiopian community or parish in Helsinki but I don't think they have any actual church building and their priest lives in Denmark so I don't think they have much services or anything. I don't live in Helsinki but I've heard that many OO christians attend local EO services there. As for the other cities and communes, I haven't heard any other OO communities. I guess there are some OO immigrants at least in larger cities but that's about it.

As of EO church of Finland, here is the the official website (http://www.ort.fi/). Two other fairly good sites are Ortodoksi.net (http://www.ortodoksi.net/index.php/Etusivu) which is sort of overall databank about all Orthodox-related things and Tsasouna.net (http://tsasouna.net/) in which a Finnish priest has published numerous articles about teaching of the Fathers and the Church. Here (http://www.ortodoksi.net/images/c/ca/Johannes_Krysostomoksen_liturgia_englanniksi2.pdf) is the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Finnish and in English and in case your friend a Swedish-speaking Finn here (http://www.ortodoksi.net/images/c/ca/Johannes_Krysostomoksen_liturgia_englanniksi2.pdf) is the liturgy in Swedish. If your friend understands Finnish he/she might find these interesting.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 16, 2011, 08:15:40 AM
I have finally been able to find a site where you can watch pictures of the coptic church in Denmark.  :)

Just scroll down one the page
 http://www.dr.dk/P1/Stedsans/Udsendelser/2009/03/17180238.htm
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: mabsoota on December 16, 2011, 04:28:41 PM
thanks, friends
God bless u and may you have a beautiful Christmas fast and feast
 :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on December 17, 2011, 02:16:28 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 17, 2011, 02:38:54 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(

Really? Do you know the name?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 19, 2011, 04:47:39 AM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian!

Why? There is a Norwegian priest or there are many Norwegian immigrants in that area?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Volnutt on December 19, 2011, 10:44:37 AM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian!

Why? There is a Norwegian priest or there are many Norwegian immigrants in that area?
Lot of Scandinavian ancestry and strong cultural ties in Minnesota, might be some kind of bilingual community.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on December 19, 2011, 12:12:01 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian!

Why? There is a Norwegian priest or there are many Norwegian immigrants in that area?
When I was in Finland, I met a Finn who had visited his aunt for the summer/half a year in the Upper Peninsula
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/MichiganUpperPeninsula.svg/500px-MichiganUpperPeninsula.svg.png)
He had hoped to practice his English.  She, however, lived in a town where everyone spoke Finnish, and so he used his English for only 1-2 weeks, when they went to Detroit.

I had a friend in grammar school whose family sent the children back to Minnesota every year to keep up their Finnish, and to have them confirmed at the Finnish church when that came about.

On the Norwegians:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Minnesotan#Norwegian_communities_in_Minnesota
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_language#Norwegian_in_the_United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_language#Norwegian_language_by_state
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/ff/Norwegian1346.gif)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Norwegian1346.gif
Enig og tro til Dovre faller


I recall a while back that a few Lutheran pastors and their families embraced Orthodoxy (as the Lutherans embraced apostacy more and more). Maybe it's part of that trend.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on December 19, 2011, 12:20:01 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(
Winter.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 19, 2011, 01:51:51 PM
She, however, lived in a town where everyone spoke Finnish, and so he used his English for only 1-2 weeks, when they went to Detroit.

LOL. I've heard that there are quite many Finnish-speaking Americans in some areas but that is little more than I expected.

If I moved to US I wouldn't like to live in that kind of area. What's the point of moving to foreign country and living in a Finnish ghetto?

There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(
Winter.

Winter is actually rather good reason to move to somewhere.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on December 19, 2011, 01:58:47 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(
Winter.

There is no such thing as winter in Louisiana.  :(
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on December 19, 2011, 01:59:55 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(

Really? Do you know the name?

I'm almost 100% it was St. Olav Orthodox Church (Who would've guessed right? lol)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on December 19, 2011, 02:01:03 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian!

Why? There is a Norwegian priest or there are many Norwegian immigrants in that area?

MANY Norwegian immigrants
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 19, 2011, 02:16:56 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(

Really? Do you know the name?

I'm almost 100% it was St. Olav Orthodox Church (Who would've guessed right? lol)

Is it this one?
http://netministries.org/churches.aspx/?ch=ch04576&frame=N
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Volnutt on December 19, 2011, 02:31:37 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(

Really? Do you know the name?

I'm almost 100% it was St. Olav Orthodox Church (Who would've guessed right? lol)

Is it this one?
http://netministries.org/churches.aspx/?ch=ch04576&frame=N

Those guys seem schismatic.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 19, 2011, 02:37:29 PM
There's an Orthodox Church in Minnesota (ROCOR, I believe) that has liturgy in Norwegian! Why did we move to Louisiana and not there...?  :'(

Really? Do you know the name?

I'm almost 100% it was St. Olav Orthodox Church (Who would've guessed right? lol)

Is it this one?
http://netministries.org/churches.aspx/?ch=ch04576&frame=N

Those guys seem schismatic.

They are. I think they call their church the 'English nordic orthodox church' or something like that.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on December 19, 2011, 02:42:39 PM
I think they call their church the 'English nordic orthodox church' or something like that.

A western rite church that isn't in Communion with any of the Orthodox... In other words, it's a conservative Anglican church.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on March 27, 2012, 12:44:00 PM
The short melodies for Lord, I have cried (Psalm 140) in all the 8 tones (Norwegian Bokmål with Byzantine notation).

De korte melodiene til Herre, jeg roper (Salme 140) i alle de 8 tonene.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on March 31, 2012, 12:54:54 PM
Last week, I visited this monastery in Sweden:
http://www.crkva.se/kloster.htm
They use Swedish as their liturgical language.

I highly recommend it to everyone in Scandinavia, who wants to get an authentic impression of Orthodoxy.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on March 31, 2012, 01:49:44 PM
Perfect. Now we are the only one in Scandinavia who desn't have a monastery  :(
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on March 31, 2012, 02:00:11 PM
Perfect. Now we are the only one in Scandinavia who desn't have a monastery  :(
Don't think so negatively. Visit the monastery instead, it's not so far from you.

And if you want a monastery in Denmark, why don't you found one? You could use the existing Norwegian Bokmål texts, and change a bit of spelling and pronounciation, then it's already Danish.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on March 31, 2012, 02:12:56 PM
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Don't think so negatively. Visit the monastery instead, it's not so far from you.
Of course  :) but i'm a dane, so I have to complain about Norway and Sweden having things we don't have.

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And if you want a monastery in Denmark, why don't you found one? You could use the existing Norwegian Bokmål texts, and change a bit of spelling and pronounciation, then it's already Danish.

I could, but it would be pretty difficult. I mean, I would have to raise money, write to a bishop, find monks/nuns etc.

Could be nice though  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on March 31, 2012, 07:01:00 PM
That monastery really have a beutiful church  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on April 08, 2012, 08:10:07 AM
Happy Pascha to all the finns :)

Kristus nousi kuolleista! Totisesti nousi!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on April 15, 2012, 06:44:01 AM
Kristus er oppstanden fra de døde, med døden nedtrampet Han døden, og til dem i gravene gav Han liv.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWkSc--DRkc&feature=related

God Påske!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on April 15, 2012, 07:01:57 AM
Kristus er oppstanden fra de døde, med døden nedtrampet Han døden, og til dem i gravene gav Han liv.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWkSc--DRkc&feature=related

God Påske!

Sannerligen Han är uppstånden!

Gotta love the Stavkirke at the beginning. I'm a little jealous of those for you Norwegians. Besides being beautiful they also look Orthodox.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on April 15, 2012, 07:16:17 AM
Kristus er Opstanden!  :)

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on April 15, 2012, 10:54:24 AM
Kristus er oppstanden!
Kristus er oppstanden fra de døde, med døden nedtrampet Han døden, og til dem i gravene gav Han liv.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWkSc--DRkc&feature=related

God Påske!

Sannerligen Han är uppstånden!

Gotta love the Stavkirke at the beginning. I'm a little jealous of those for you Norwegians. Besides being beautiful they also look Orthodox.
That's because they were Orthodox.  St. Olaf spent plenty of time among the Rus'.  One of the earliest Churches to him was in Novgorod, and the earliest image of him is from Bethlehem.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on April 15, 2012, 11:35:28 AM
Kristus er oppstanden!
Kristus er oppstanden fra de døde, med døden nedtrampet Han døden, og til dem i gravene gav Han liv.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWkSc--DRkc&feature=related

God Påske!

Sannerligen Han är uppstånden!

Gotta love the Stavkirke at the beginning. I'm a little jealous of those for you Norwegians. Besides being beautiful they also look Orthodox.
That's because they were Orthodox.  St. Olaf spent plenty of time among the Rus'.  One of the earliest Churches to him was in Novgorod, and the earliest image of him is from Bethlehem.

However I was speaking in a little different sense. Theologically and theoretically speaking there's loads of Orthodox architecture in the West but most of that doesn't necessarily look Orthodox on the level of gut feeling since WRO is just a hypothesis for most of us living in the old continent. For some reason these Norwegian Stave Churches besides being theoretically Orthodox also look Orthodox. A Byzantine service in a Gothic church would probably look a little out of place but I could imagine one being celebrated in a Stave church.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on April 15, 2012, 12:36:50 PM
the earliest image of him is from Bethlehem.

I didn't know this. Do you have a picture?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on April 15, 2012, 12:53:31 PM
Gotta love the Stavkirke at the beginning. I'm a little jealous of those for you Norwegians. Besides being beautiful they also look Orthodox.

They're incredibly beautiful, such a shame so few remain standing. A couple of them still have some of the original iconography in tact. If I ever win the lottery, I'm going to build one complete with iconostasis. Alas, I doubt that will ever happen, especially since I never play the lottery.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/Honorat/photos/IMG_1218.jpg)
Wall painting from Gol stavkirke.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on April 15, 2012, 01:27:23 PM
Gotta love the Stavkirke at the beginning. I'm a little jealous of those for you Norwegians. Besides being beautiful they also look Orthodox.

They're incredibly beautiful, such a shame so few remain standing. A couple of them still have some of the original iconography in tact. If I ever win the lottery, I'm going to build one complete with iconostasis. Alas, I doubt that will ever happen, especially since I never play the lottery.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/Honorat/photos/IMG_1218.jpg)
Wall painting from Gol stavkirke.
I saw this church when I was on vacation in Norway last year. Only on the outside, sadly.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on April 15, 2012, 01:31:42 PM
Awesome. For some reason I though their walls were bare white. Probably associated them with more recent wooden Finnish Lutheran churches which was fairly foolish now that I think of it. I hope that some day EOs revive the use of that kind of native iconography.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on April 15, 2012, 02:36:12 PM
Gotta love the Stavkirke at the beginning. I'm a little jealous of those for you Norwegians. Besides being beautiful they also look Orthodox.

They're incredibly beautiful, such a shame so few remain standing. A couple of them still have some of the original iconography in tact. If I ever win the lottery, I'm going to build one complete with iconostasis. Alas, I doubt that will ever happen, especially since I never play the lottery.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/Honorat/photos/IMG_1218.jpg)
Wall painting from Gol stavkirke.
This is an interesting representation of St. Olaf's life on a stavkirke's door
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Sankt_Olovs_kapell%2C_d%C3%B6rr-_Wiglaf.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on April 15, 2012, 02:43:31 PM
the earliest image of him is from Bethlehem.

I didn't know this. Do you have a picture?
(http://arneberge.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/olav-den-heilage-i-betlehem-dreyers-kalender-1941.jpg?w=450)
http://arneberge.wordpress.com/2009/07/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/trondheim_byarkiv/4103558871/
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on April 15, 2012, 03:39:58 PM
(http://arneberge.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/olav-den-heilage-i-betlehem-dreyers-kalender-1941.jpg?w=450)
http://arneberge.wordpress.com/2009/07/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/trondheim_byarkiv/4103558871/

Awesome. Thanks. I'm very annoyed that I didn't know to look out for this when I visited some years ago.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on April 15, 2012, 03:47:34 PM
I'm very annoyed that I didn't know to look out for this when I visited some years ago.

+ 1

St. Olaf might be a Norwegian but he used to be hugely popular in Finland too. Even to the point that Swedish authorities became worried because he was more popular than the Swedish Saints. ;D
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on April 15, 2012, 04:33:21 PM
Christ er opstanden!
(http://arneberge.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/olav-den-heilage-i-betlehem-dreyers-kalender-1941.jpg?w=450)
http://arneberge.wordpress.com/2009/07/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/trondheim_byarkiv/4103558871/

Awesome. Thanks. I'm very annoyed that I didn't know to look out for this when I visited some years ago.
Ditto. But then I was Lutheran when I was there, so there was a lot I missed.  Fortunately, I made it to Jerusalem and the environs (Bethlehem wasn't within range, things were that bad) again, to do that right.

Btw, the photo is before WWI.  It is not as clear today.  The second link shows what it looks like now.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 15, 2012, 03:49:52 PM
Happy Halsok!

(http://home.online.no/~thorosl/Kirkeside/bilder/ikoner/HlSunnivaHlHalvard.jpg)
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Under Olav den Helliges regjeringstid vokste Hallvard Vebjørnsson (ca. 1020-1043) opp i en kristen familie. Hans foreldre var velstående storbønder og eide gården Husaby i Lier. Moren het Thorny og var Olav den Helliges frende. Faren Vebjørn var kjøpmann. Hallvard var tidlig ven og uselvisk. Han var Thornys førstefødte og fór ofte med far sin på handelsreiser i Østersjø-området. Blant folk fikk han ry som en gjev og gild og rettferdig kristenmann; de mente han var eslet til stordåd. Det var han vel òg, men ikke just slik de hadde ventet seg.

Da Hallvard var treogtyve vintre gammel, skulle han en vårdag fare over Drammensfjorden. I ferd med å legge fra land, hørte han rop og skrik. En gravid fattigkone kom springende; hakk i hæl halset tre karer. Den arme kvinnen tryglet Hallvard om å ta henne med over fjorden.

Barnkona var visst en trellkvinne. De tre mennene hadde beskyldt henne for innbrudd og tyveri, en forbrytelse som kunne straffes med døden. Hun skulle med makt ha brutt opp låsen på et hus; dette til tross for at hun var svanger og svakelig. Lite hjalp det at hun sa seg uskyldig; for hennes stand var rettsvernet slett, og mennenes harme lot seg ikke stagge.

Hallvard var høybåren, kona trellbunden; slike som ham innlot seg efter skikken ikke med slike som henne. Men Hallvard fyltes av medfølelse og tok henne med i båten; til tross for at han var rik, og på tvers av standsskiller, rakte den fromme ut en hånd. Hun fikk sitte i baugen, mens han grep årene. Som den barmhjertige samaritan (Luk. 10,29-37) viser Hallvard at spørsmålet ikke er hvem som er ens neste, men hvorledes man kan vise seg som en neste for den som trenger en.

De rodde for livet. Forfølgerne fant seg kjapt en egen båt og kastet seg på årene. Ute på fjorden tok de til å skrike at ynglingen måtte gi fra seg kjerringa. Var han gått fra vettet denne rikmannssønnen som våget ofre sitt gode omdømme for en tyvaktig tøs?

Fra ikonostasen i Hl Nikolai ortodokse kirke. Ikonet fremstilles Hl. Hallvard fra Lier sammen med Hl. Sunniva fra Selje.

Hallvard nektet; ei ville han utlevere en barntung søye til ulver. Som kong David kvad: Den som ikke tar imot bestikkelser til skade for én som er uskyldig, skal ikke rokkes evindelig. (Sal. 15,5) Hallvard rokkes ikke; han forsvarer den uskyldige i det opphetede ordskiftet. Olm er øyegnisten fra de tre. Og så - brått spenner én av mennene en bue. Pilen er dødelig og rammer Hallvard i halsen.

Med ett var de tre blitt drapsmenn. Efter å ha slått også den fruktsommelige ihjel, begrov de henne og fosteret i fjæra. Hallvards kropp bandt de til en møllestein og søkkte den ned i fjorden. De fryktet for hevn og måtte for alt i verden skjule sin illgjerning.

Folk fra egnen soknet og lette med vidjekvister, men uten hell. I efterkant oppdaget de imidlertid at kvistene ikke visnet; tvert imot tok de til å blomstre. En tid senere fløt liket og den tunge steinen opp og ble liggende og duppe i vannskorpa i Drammensfjorden. Folk ble forundret over dette merkelige jærtegnet. Således skulle sannheten om Hallvards og den gravide kvinnens bane komme for en dag.

Evangeliet ber oss elske vår neste som oss selv. Hva dere har gjort mot én av Mine minste, det har dere gjort imot Meg, sier Vårherre. (Matt. 25,40) Ved sitt enkle eksempel viste Hl. Hallvard hva disse ord betyr i praksis: Idet han forsvarte en uskyldig kvinnes liv, forsvarte han også Kristus og gav sitt liv for Ham. Av Hallvard kan vi lære at det å være kristen er mere enn bare kirkegang; et kristenliv er et liv hvor man søker å se Kristus i alt, for Han fyller alt i alle (Ef.1,23) og alt er skapt ved Ham og til Ham. (Kol. 1,16) Om denne kristne livsholdning var revolusjonerende i Hallvards vikingtid, er den ikke mindre skjellsettende i vår egen samtid.

Hallvards legeme ble gravlagt på Husaby. Ved graven opplevet folk uvanlige ting, og syke ble helbredet. Østlendingene husket hvilket rettferdig menneske han hadde vært. De forstod at det var tale om en hellig mann og at han var fagnet vel av den allmektige Gud.

Et par tiår efter drapet på Drammensfjorden fikk Adam av Bremen (i Tyskland) vite om Hl. Hallvard av en dansk konge! Det tok altså bemerkelsesverdig kort tid før venerasjonen av helgenen var viden kjent.

Siden har nordmenn bedt om helligmannens forbønner. Helgendagen Hallsok eller Hallvardsvaka feires på dødsdagen 15. mai og ble i tidligere tider helligholdt i hele landet. Gåsungene som vokser på vidjekvistene i mai, minner oss ennå om Hl. Hallvards død. Ikke bare ble Liermannen regnet som skytshelgen for Østlandet, og særlig Oslo; også Bohuslän i Vest-Sverige feiret og feirer ham. I tillegg ble han æret av islendinger, og et Hallvard-billede er funnet på Island. Hl. Hallvard har likevel alltid vært en lokal, skandinavisk helgen. I Borre i Vestfold veller der frem en Hallvardskilde; på dette stedet ble der alt i det ellevte århundre reist en Hallvardskirke. Kirker viet Hallvard fantes i gammel tid flere steder i Norge (og i Sverige.) Hans jordiske levninger ble efterhånden gravet opp fra bakken i Lier og flyttet til Oslo.

Hl. Hallvard fra Lier er fremdeles en ortodoks helgen, og Hallsok står den dag idag oppført i svenske ortodokse kirkekalendere. Han avbildes vanligvis med en kvernstein og somme ganger med pilen som drepte ham.

Snart utviklet imidlertid det fatale bruddet mellom øst og vest seg; Norge og hele Vest-Europa ble avskåret fra den ortodokse kristendommen. Det skulle gå nesten tusen år før ortodoksien atter dukket opp som en åndelig kraft i landet (med unntak av Hl. Trifons misjon og den østsamiske ortodoksi, som vi skal ta for oss i et senere nummer av menighetsbladet.) De norske kristne fulgte pavens romersk-katolske vei, og de norske helgenene ble tatt til inntekt for denne veien. Dermed var der ikke lenger ortodokse tilbake som kunne ære de norske helgenene. Minnet om Hl. Hallvard har dog levet videre blant katolske og protestantiske nordmenn helt opp til vår egen tid - på allehånde vis: I katolsk tid viet man Oslos domkirke og mangfoldige andre kirkebygg til Hallvard; i protestantisk tid har vi fått Oslo byvåpen bestående av et Hallvard-billede og Oslodraktens som er prydet med helgenens billede.
Source (http://www.ortodoks.com)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on May 29, 2012, 01:45:44 AM
I hope this may be seen also outside of Finland. Here (http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1531896)'s a video of Divine Liturgy in Swedish at Uspenski cathedral in Helsinki. Apparently some new Swedish translation was used.

The video should be available for 28 days from now on and IIRC the liturgy will be seen at Swedish and Norwegian television sometimes during next autumn.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Hrugnir on May 30, 2012, 02:26:13 PM
I hope this may be seen also outside of Finland. Here (http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1531896)'s a video of Divine Liturgy in Swedish at Uspenski cathedral in Helsinki. Apparently some new Swedish translation was used.

The video should be available for 28 days from now on and IIRC the liturgy will be seen at Swedish and Norwegian television sometimes during next autumn.

I might add that the liturgy used is the first official Swedish translation ever of the Liturgy, and this Sunday was the first time it was ever used!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 30, 2012, 02:52:12 PM
Very nice video. The flow of the language sounds very different with the Finnish pronunciation. Where can I find the text of the Swedish translation?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jason.Wike on May 30, 2012, 02:59:55 PM
I hope this may be seen also outside of Finland. Here (http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1531896)'s a video of Divine Liturgy in Swedish at Uspenski cathedral in Helsinki. Apparently some new Swedish translation was used.

The video should be available for 28 days from now on and IIRC the liturgy will be seen at Swedish and Norwegian television sometimes during next autumn.

Nice. How did Swedish get to be so different from Norwegian and Danish though?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 30, 2012, 03:01:49 PM
Nice. How did Swedish get to be so different from Norwegian and Danish though?

It isn't. Or did you mean pronunciation? They all have Finnish accents. Finnish, of course, is a very different sounding language to Norwegian and Danish.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on May 31, 2012, 06:15:02 AM
They all have Finnish accents. Finnish, of course, is a very different sounding language to Norwegian and Danish.

While it could be that many people in the video are Finnish-speaking Finns who just fail to pronounce Swedish properly there probably are also some Swedish-speaking Finns. Their language is more of an actual dialect than mere accent.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on May 31, 2012, 09:04:48 AM
Any way to download this video?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on May 31, 2012, 09:36:51 AM
They all have Finnish accents. Finnish, of course, is a very different sounding language to Norwegian and Danish.

While it could be that many people in the video are Finnish-speaking Finns who just fail to pronounce Swedish properly there probably are also some Swedish-speaking Finns. Their language is more of an actual dialect than mere accent.

Tell me about it. I can hardly read it. I have a book on orthodox theology written by clergymen in the north and I have a hard understanding the finland-swedish text.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on May 31, 2012, 09:48:22 AM
They all have Finnish accents. Finnish, of course, is a very different sounding language to Norwegian and Danish.

While it could be that many people in the video are Finnish-speaking Finns who just fail to pronounce Swedish properly there probably are also some Swedish-speaking Finns. Their language is more of an actual dialect than mere accent.

Tell me about it. I can hardly read it. I have a book on orthodox theology written by clergymen in the north and I have a hard understanding the finland-swedish text.

LOL. What book is that?

Sorry Ansgar, but you reminded of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13kYJbOa6V8&feature=related) and I just have to place it here. Andre Wickström is a Finnish Swedish-speaking stand-up comedian who apparently had some serious trouble understanding Danish language. :angel: A sort of English version can be found here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2r7vNJh1t4&feature=player_detailpage#t=407s). I hope you don't find those offending since he makes fun of Finns too. :)

Any way to download this video?

There are loads of programs which can be used for downloading streaming videos from internet but I'm not exactly sure how legal that is. Finnish national public-broadcasting company itself doesn't offer any means for downloading videos from that site. Or anywhere else for that matter.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on May 31, 2012, 09:54:07 AM
On another thread, or perhaps in this one, somebody posted some Ukrainian Orthodox churches that look very similar to the stave churches. Can anybody clue me in on these and maybe their history?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on May 31, 2012, 10:08:59 AM
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LOL. What book is that?

Ortodokse Røster i Nord. It's very good.  :)
http://www.ambon.se/ambon.se/bokhandel/ortodokse-roster-i-nord-i

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Sorry Ansgar, but you reminded of this and I just have to place it here. Andre Wickström is a Finnish Swedish-speaking stand-up comedian who apparently had some serious trouble understanding Danish language.
Is that how we sound to you guys :D

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 31, 2012, 11:06:19 AM
Is that how we sound to you guys :D

Hahaha, I thought his Danish was spot on! Funny guy!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on May 31, 2012, 12:56:54 PM
Is that how we sound to you guys :D

Hahaha, I thought his Danish was spot on! Funny guy!

It actually sounded quite danish :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jason.Wike on May 31, 2012, 02:16:13 PM
On another thread, or perhaps in this one, somebody posted some Ukrainian Orthodox churches that look very similar to the stave churches. Can anybody clue me in on these and maybe their history?

Like this? (http://www.wumag.kiev.ua/index2.php?param=pgs20101/32) There's similar ones in Slovakia, Poland, and around the area. Even Protestants built some churches like that.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on June 06, 2012, 04:53:33 AM
Is that how we sound to you guys :D

Ja! Ja! lol
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on June 06, 2012, 07:47:32 AM
On another thread, or perhaps in this one, somebody posted some Ukrainian Orthodox churches that look very similar to the stave churches. Can anybody clue me in on these and maybe their history?

The Rus were of Scandinavian descent, there's plenty of cultural overlap.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on June 07, 2012, 05:12:07 AM
On another thread, or perhaps in this one, somebody posted some Ukrainian Orthodox churches that look very similar to the stave churches. Can anybody clue me in on these and maybe their history?

History of the Rus' (who were Vikings that came from mostly modern-day Sweden). Explains why some of these things are similar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus%27_people
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 10, 2012, 09:08:16 AM
On another thread, or perhaps in this one, somebody posted some Ukrainian Orthodox churches that look very similar to the stave churches. Can anybody clue me in on these and maybe their history?

History of the Rus' (who were Vikings that came from mostly modern-day Sweden). Explains why some of these things are similar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus%27_people

There was a rather cool map over there. Beware, O Russia and Sweden! Some day we take our belonings back!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Europe_814.png/777px-Europe_814.png)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on June 10, 2012, 09:23:08 AM
On another thread, or perhaps in this one, somebody posted some Ukrainian Orthodox churches that look very similar to the stave churches. Can anybody clue me in on these and maybe their history?

History of the Rus' (who were Vikings that came from mostly modern-day Sweden). Explains why some of these things are similar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus%27_people

There was a rather cool map over there. Beware, O Russia and Sweden! Some day we take our belonings back!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Europe_814.png/777px-Europe_814.png)
Rurik was a Swedized Finn, with Slavicized progeny.  The Finns kept it but lost their language.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 10, 2012, 10:23:47 AM
Rurik was a Swedized Finn, with Slavicized progeny.  The Finns kept it but lost their language.

You lost me. What we kept and what we lost?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jason.Wike on June 10, 2012, 02:15:46 PM
Rurik was a Swedized Finn, with Slavicized progeny.  The Finns kept it but lost their language.

You lost me. What we kept and what we lost?

Finno-Ugrics in Russia kept their territory but they became Russians.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 10, 2012, 03:14:37 PM
Rurik was a Swedized Finn, with Slavicized progeny.  The Finns kept it but lost their language.

You lost me. What we kept and what we lost?

Finno-Ugrics in Russia kept their territory but they became Russians.

Thanks, Jason.Wike.

Now that I think of it this explains why Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden became St. Anna of Novgorod.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 10, 2012, 05:47:12 PM
I'd like to ask all of our Scandinavians in here whether you miss Western liturgy? AFAIK all Scandinavian state churches have fairly traditional Western liturgy as their standard sunday service so it's sort of part of our cultures.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 10, 2012, 06:04:05 PM
I'd like to ask all of our Scandinavians in here whether you miss Western liturgy? AFAIK all Scandinavian state churches have fairly traditional Western liturgy as their standard sunday service so it's sort of part of our cultures.

Well, it's hard to say. When I attend a lutheran church, I sometimes do miss it and think about how great it would be if the churches could be filled again, but I still think that something is missing from the danish liturgy. The swedish and norwegian liturgies for example have kept much more of their catholic inheritance. I once attended a norwegian wedding and I was surprised to see that the priest were wearing a chasuble. I have only seen one danish priest wearing a chasuble in all my life. So while the danish liturgy is nice, I wouldn't give away the divine liturgy for anything.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on June 10, 2012, 06:18:48 PM
I'd like to ask all of our Scandinavians in here whether you miss Western liturgy? AFAIK all Scandinavian state churches have fairly traditional Western liturgy as their standard sunday service so it's sort of part of our cultures.

Well, it's hard to say. When I attend a lutheran church, I sometimes do miss it and think about how great it would be if the churches could be filled again, but I still think that something is missing from the danish liturgy. The swedish and norwegian liturgies for example have kept much more of their catholic inheritance. I once attended a norwegian wedding and I was surprised to see that the priest were wearing a chasuble. I have only seen one danish priest wearing a chasuble in all my life. So while the danish liturgy is nice, I wouldn't give away the divine liturgy for anything.
I wonder how the liturgy of the Nordic Catholic Church compares.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on June 10, 2012, 06:36:11 PM
I'd like to ask all of our Scandinavians in here whether you miss Western liturgy? AFAIK all Scandinavian state churches have fairly traditional Western liturgy as their standard sunday service so it's sort of part of our cultures.

I'm not a Scandinavian, but I went to see a Lutheran mass in a small Swedish town about 3 months ago, and it was really beautiful. And, in fact, extremely similar to what I have seen in the ECUSA.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on June 10, 2012, 06:40:10 PM
Well, it's hard to say. When I attend a lutheran church, I sometimes do miss it and think about how great it would be if the churches could be filled again, but I still think that something is missing from the danish liturgy. The swedish and norwegian liturgies for example have kept much more of their catholic inheritance. I once attended a norwegian wedding and I was surprised to see that the priest were wearing a chasuble. I have only seen one danish priest wearing a chasuble in all my life. So while the danish liturgy is nice, I wouldn't give away the divine liturgy for anything.

I attended a Church of Norway service last Sunday. It opens with the "Kyrie eleison, Gud Fader, forbarme Deg", etc. sung in very traditional plainchant. As a child, the plainchant stuff was the only part of the service I ever liked. I found it very moving, despite the organ, and I suddenly got very nostalgic. The next hour was a collection of hymns (all of which sound like children's songs), solo performances, and various readings (all of which contained failed attempts at humour). I went from almost being moved to tears in the first couple of minutes, to spending the next 58minutes dying to leave. I couldn't get over just how empty, lifeless and superficial it all was.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 10, 2012, 06:48:46 PM
I'd like to ask all of our Scandinavians in here whether you miss Western liturgy? AFAIK all Scandinavian state churches have fairly traditional Western liturgy as their standard sunday service so it's sort of part of our cultures.

Well, it's hard to say. When I attend a lutheran church, I sometimes do miss it and think about how great it would be if the churches could be filled again, but I still think that something is missing from the danish liturgy. The swedish and norwegian liturgies for example have kept much more of their catholic inheritance. I once attended a norwegian wedding and I was surprised to see that the priest were wearing a chasuble. I have only seen one danish priest wearing a chasuble in all my life. So while the danish liturgy is nice, I wouldn't give away the divine liturgy for anything.
I wonder how the liturgy of the Nordic Catholic Church compares.

I just watched some parts of their liturgy. It really looks like a lutheran mass, just with some catholic elements and I could recognize some of the things. They don't sound weird or anything though. Just another high lutheran traditionalist group.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 10, 2012, 06:54:42 PM
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I attended a Church of Norway service last Sunday. It opens with the "Kyrie eleison, Gud Fader, forbarme Deg", etc. sung in very traditional plainchant. As a child, the plainchant stuff was the only part of the service I ever liked. I found it very moving, despite the organ, and I suddenly got very nostalgic
I know. The danish church doesn't use chant anymore and then, last year, when I watched the memorial service for the Utøya victims (may their memory be eternal), the deacon(or church servant, I'm not really sure) started chanting the creed and I was completely mindblowed. It was beautiful.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 10, 2012, 11:05:51 PM
I just watched some parts of their liturgy. It really looks like a lutheran mass, just with some catholic elements and I could recognize some of the things. They don't sound weird or anything though. Just another high lutheran traditionalist group.

I don't know about Norwegian and Danish Lutherans but to me this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMnZ8awdHeY) definetely seems more Roman and Catholic than Lutheran.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: orthonorm on June 11, 2012, 12:16:29 AM
Ansgar and Alpo,

Reading your posts today have brought more than a few smiles.

I laugh a lot but smile rarely.

You two are (there is no decent English word that doesn't come off as patronizing or at least I can't think of one, but it's really, really, good whatever it is).

Thanks.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: orthonorm on June 11, 2012, 12:21:03 AM
I'd like to ask all of our Scandinavians in here whether you miss Western liturgy? AFAIK all Scandinavian state churches have fairly traditional Western liturgy as their standard sunday service so it's sort of part of our cultures.

Well, it's hard to say. When I attend a lutheran church, I sometimes do miss it and think about how great it would be if the churches could be filled again, but I still think that something is missing from the danish liturgy. The swedish and norwegian liturgies for example have kept much more of their catholic inheritance. I once attended a norwegian wedding and I was surprised to see that the priest were wearing a chasuble. I have only seen one danish priest wearing a chasuble in all my life. So while the danish liturgy is nice, I wouldn't give away the divine liturgy for anything.

Maybe I missed it, but do you have a link to a Lutheran liturgy from your parts?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 11, 2012, 05:17:58 AM
I just watched some parts of their liturgy. It really looks like a lutheran mass, just with some catholic elements and I could recognize some of the things. They don't sound weird or anything though. Just another high lutheran traditionalist group.

I don't know about Norwegian and Danish Lutherans but to me this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMnZ8awdHeY) definetely seems more Roman and Catholic than Lutheran.
That was quite catholic. I watched this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Vvx3hc-bA&feature=player_embedded

Many of the prayers can also be found in the danish church, just in a less liturgical fashion.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 11, 2012, 05:28:59 AM
I'd like to ask all of our Scandinavians in here whether you miss Western liturgy? AFAIK all Scandinavian state churches have fairly traditional Western liturgy as their standard sunday service so it's sort of part of our cultures.

Well, it's hard to say. When I attend a lutheran church, I sometimes do miss it and think about how great it would be if the churches could be filled again, but I still think that something is missing from the danish liturgy. The swedish and norwegian liturgies for example have kept much more of their catholic inheritance. I once attended a norwegian wedding and I was surprised to see that the priest were wearing a chasuble. I have only seen one danish priest wearing a chasuble in all my life. So while the danish liturgy is nice, I wouldn't give away the divine liturgy for anything.

Maybe I missed it, but do you have a link to a Lutheran liturgy from your parts?

Man, are you lucky. I just found a complete danish christmas mass and here, the priest are actually wearing a chasuble. The liturgy is still as in every other church though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-MK5dGgYrA&feature=relmfu (part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cDIyDo0q3o&feature=related (part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cDIyDo0q3o&feature=relmfu (part 3)

(You will see the priest singing some of the parts of the mass which is very rare but do happen in some parishes)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 11, 2012, 07:20:53 AM
That was quite catholic. I watched this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Vvx3hc-bA&feature=player_embedded

Well that was indeed more Lutheran. Except for the icons and Slavic crosses which are painful reminder that this could have been an Orthodox church if something hadn't went wrong.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 11, 2012, 07:35:23 AM
That was quite catholic. I watched this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Vvx3hc-bA&feature=player_embedded

Well that was indeed more Lutheran. Except for the icons and Slavic crosses which are painful reminder that this could have been an Orthodox church if something hadn't went wrong.

Yeah, it's sad. Appearently, they know about the orthodox church. They mention it shortly in the introduction.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on June 11, 2012, 12:29:27 PM
I'd like to ask all of our Scandinavians in here whether you miss Western liturgy? AFAIK all Scandinavian state churches have fairly traditional Western liturgy as their standard sunday service so it's sort of part of our cultures.

Some days I legitimately do. And when I go back and visit I wish it could be part of Orthodoxy.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 16, 2012, 03:35:42 PM
Our archimandrite led a pilgrimage to Serbia. They even met Patriarch Irenej.  :)
http://www.ortodoks.com/
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: William on June 16, 2012, 03:44:44 PM
Are Lutheran masses kind of Roman rite or a unique Germanic rite?

Also, I'd think the Slavic rite would work culturally in Scandinavia seeing as how the Rus' were Scandinavians and Russian Orthodoxy is a state church in Finland.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 16, 2012, 03:54:18 PM
Are Lutheran masses kind of Roman rite or a unique Germanic rite?

Also, I'd think the Slavic rite would work culturally in Scandinavia seeing as how the Rus' were Scandinavians and Russian Orthodoxy is a state church in Finland.

It depends. The norwegian liturgy is still relatively high liturgical, while the danish liturgy(with a few excpetions) is very lutheranized.

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on June 16, 2012, 04:31:18 PM
Also, I'd think the Slavic rite would work culturally in Scandinavia seeing as how the Rus' were Scandinavians

The Rus were Scandinavians, but the Rite used is Byzantine, the modern Slavic form of which developed in an environment which was quite distinct from that of the Scandinavian countries. The grandure of Imperial Russia, which shapes so much of modern Russian practice, is pretty much antithetical to every aspect of Scandinavian culture. "It's just too much" has been the general verdict of Norwegians I know who have attended Orthodox liturgies. So I don't think the cultural connection is as meaningful as it might appear at first sight.

I have always thought the Old Rite (in a less austere form perhaps) would be very appropriate in a Scandinavian context.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 16, 2012, 04:44:45 PM
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I have always thought the Old Rite (in a less austere form perhaps) would be very appropriate in a Scandinavian context.
 

Really? I have always thought that even with the old rite, most scandinavians would find the liturgy way to emotional.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on June 16, 2012, 05:29:23 PM
Really? I have always thought that even with the old rite, most scandinavians would find the liturgy way to emotional.

It will always be foreign to those who grew up in such a radically different tradition but I think the older, simpler, less ostentatious Russian forms preserved in the Old Rite would be more appropriate in a Scandinavian context. I'm talking here only about the rite, of course, not about the "Old Believers" themselves.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on June 16, 2012, 05:46:57 PM
The "lower" Lutheran services in Germany are due to the enlightenment and Reformed influences (remember, the Hohenzollern family was Calvinist, not Lutheran).

Luther himself said mass in German, but in quite a high style. About the same as Lutheran masses in Sweden or Finland today.

As for liturgy being "too much", we can respond that we do not do ur own thing, but we do join the worship of the angels in heaven.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jason.Wike on June 16, 2012, 11:09:02 PM
Also, I'd think the Slavic rite would work culturally in Scandinavia seeing as how the Rus' were Scandinavians

The Rus were Scandinavians, but the Rite used is Byzantine, the modern Slavic form of which developed in an environment which was quite distinct from that of the Scandinavian countries. The grandure of Imperial Russia, which shapes so much of modern Russian practice, is pretty much antithetical to every aspect of Scandinavian culture. "It's just too much" has been the general verdict of Norwegians I know who have attended Orthodox liturgies. So I don't think the cultural connection is as meaningful as it might appear at first sight.

I have always thought the Old Rite (in a less austere form perhaps) would be very appropriate in a Scandinavian context.

I'm curious how the Old Rite is different and what would make it more appropriate? I've seen videos of their services that always seem to be set in the woods, so not sure how that is different from when they actually have a church.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on June 17, 2012, 12:30:28 PM
I'm curious how the Old Rite is different and what would make it more appropriate? I've seen videos of their services that always seem to be set in the woods, so not sure how that is different from when they actually have a church.

It's not so much the rites themselves (I don't really like calling them "rites" since they're all just variants of the same Byzantine Rite), and more the manner in which they're performed today. The Old Rite just seems to be more understated, lesh flashy. I don't have first hand experience of it though, so my impression of it might be wrong.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 17, 2012, 01:13:38 PM
The grandure of Imperial Russia, which shapes so much of modern Russian practice, is pretty much antithetical to every aspect of Scandinavian culture. "It's just too much" has been the general verdict of Norwegians I know who have attended Orthodox liturgies. So I don't think the cultural connection is as meaningful as it might appear at first sight.

I don't know about (former?) state church of Norway but the developments of liturgical services in the state church of Finland has been more
to high church direction than the other way around.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on July 05, 2012, 12:14:08 PM
Theotoke parthene in Norwegian  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OXczv8GGA&feature=plcp
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: biro on July 05, 2012, 06:15:56 PM
Theotoke parthene in Norwegian  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OXczv8GGA&feature=plcp

My favorite hymn!  :angel:
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on July 05, 2012, 06:20:09 PM
Theotoke parthene in Norwegian  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OXczv8GGA&feature=plcp

I noticed he uses Gudføderinne instead of Gudføderske. How is Theotokos translated in the Danish Orthodox liturgical books?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on July 05, 2012, 06:37:05 PM
Theotoke parthene in Norwegian  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OXczv8GGA&feature=plcp

I noticed he uses Gudføderinne instead of Gudføderske. How is Theotokos translated in the Danish Orthodox liturgical books?
We translate it to Gudsføderske too.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on July 05, 2012, 06:45:06 PM
We translate it to Gudsføderske too.

I actually perfer Gudføderinne (first time I hear it), but too many syllables to work in most liturgical texts. Gudføderske has the benefit of having the same amount of syllables as the Greek, which makes it easier to adapt to the Byzantine melodies.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on July 24, 2012, 06:51:58 PM
Theotoke parthene in Norwegian  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OXczv8GGA&feature=plcp

Beautiful! I don't mind Greek so much but the Norwegian part was awesome.

Btw, It's Gudsföderska also in Finlandssvensk.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on July 28, 2012, 06:17:08 PM
HAPPY OLSOK!!!

(http://home.online.no/~thorosl/Kirkeside/bilder/ikoner/HlOlav.jpg)

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Olav den Hellige - Norges evige konge

Olav Haraldsson (995-1030) står i en særstilling blant norske helgener: Han var konge mens han levde og ble siden en uhyre populær helgen både i øst og vest. Det er ingen overdrivelse å si at Olav er verdenshistoriens mest betydningsfulle nordmann. Derfor er der skrevet uttallige tusen sider de siste tusen årene om hans liv og død, hans jærtegn og mirakler. I denne omtalen må vi nøye oss med et lite omriss av hans levned og eftermæle.

   
Olav var en eftertenksom og staut mann, rettferdig men streng; han var både skald (dikter) og treskjærer. Men først og fremst var han kongelig, ætling av Harald Hårfagre. Han vokste opp som hedning på en kongsgård på Ringeriket.

Ungdomsårene

Det var en rå og brutal tid kongsemnet fødtes inn i. Som tolvåring forlot den kraftige, brunhårede gutten gårdslivets ro og drog til sjøs som viking. Han herjet i øst og i vest. Efter en stund havnet han i tjeneste hos en kristen konge, Æthelred II av England; lite tydet imidlertid på at Olav skulle bli en hellig mann. Dog gikk han snart i tjeneste hos en annen kristen, hertug Richard II av Normandie. Påvirkningen fra de europeiske herskerne må ha gjort noe med Olavs sinnelag, for her, i Rouen, åpnet han seg for evangeliet og lot seg døpe til Kristus.
Omlag år 1014 ligger Olav med skipene sine ved Gibraltar. Han hører en stemme som sier: "Far du tilbake til din odel, for du skal bli Norges konge til evig tid!" Den unge mannen fatter ikke helt hva dette innebærer, men han skjønner at det er et tegn og stevner nordover.

Konge av Norge

Året efter lander Olav på Selja, helgenøya. Idet han steger ut av skipet, snubler han og utbryter: "Nå falt jeg!" Men følgesvennen svarer: "Du falt ikke, konge - nå festet du fot i landet." Drotten ler og sier: "Det kan så være, om Gud vil."

I Olavs liv viser nederlag seg ikke sjelden å bli til seier. Til tross for det politiske nederlaget som skulle komme, ble han Norges apostel.


Norge er på denne tiden et splittet rike styrt av lokale høvdinger og mektige menn. Olav kommer til makten og evner å samle det splittede Norgesveldet. Ti år med fred følger. Og Olav utnytter tiden vel: Med seg i skipene som la til på Vestlandet hadde kongen biskop Grimkjell og flere andre biskoper og prester; kongens kall er å fullende kristningen av Norge.

Han forkynner den Gud som har skapt verden og alt som lever; han forkynner Hvitekrist (som vikingene kaller Kristus) født av en jomfru og oppstanden fra døden til menneskets frelse; han forkynner Den Hellige Ånd som lever i Kirken. I en liturgisk Olavshymne heter det at han "utførte evangelistens tjeneste på mest hengivne vis, iført troens brynje og frelsens hjelm. Han besøkte egnene der omkring og sådde overalt frelsens lære. Gode Jesus, hvilke anstrengelser tålte han ikke for å omvende folket."

På denne tiden innfører Hl. Olav kristenretten: Ved tinget på Moster (1024) får han vedtatt kristne lover, og han befester troens og kirkeinstitusjonens stilling i landet. Før Olavs tid var kirken i Norge en løselig sammensatt misjonskirke; nå blir kirken nordmennenes religiøse fellesskap. Kristendommen trer inn som et viktig element i norsk kultur; det blir påbudt å gi arbeidsfolk og seg selv fri om søndagen, det blir forbudt å sette ut uønskede spedbarn for å dø, tvangsekteskap og flerkoneri forbys, faste- og festdagene blir innført som en del av folks dagligliv osv. Der hvor man tidligere har blotet og dyrket hedendommen, på gårder og helligsteder, reises nå kirkebygg - stort sett små stavkirker. Hver bygd skal ha en kirke. Messen, Den guddommelige liturgi, feires rundt om i riket.

Men Olav har altså ikke utelukkende fremgang. Den digre mannens iver og strenghet driver ham til å bruke ufine metoder; han oppfører seg tidvis mere som politiker enn som kristenmann og får folk imot seg. Idet han utvider lovens og rikskongedømmets myndighet, svekker han de lokale krigshøvdingenes makt. Heller ikke stormakten Danmark er begeistret for utviklingen. Når høvdingene og danskekongen rotter seg sammen - og deler av bondestanden henger seg på - har Olav skaffet seg et så stort kobbel fiender at han må rømme landet. I 1028 tvinges kongen i utlegd. På vei østover misjonerer han på Gotland og blir siden regnet som Gotlands nasjonalhelgen.

Kjærlighet og eksil i Russland

Heller ikke i kjærlighetslivet hadde kongen hatt det store hellet. Tidlig ble Olav trolovet med den fromme Ingegjerd fra Sverige (som senere skulle regnes blant de hellige), men før han visste ordet av det, hadde faren gitt henne til Jaroslav den Vise i Russland. Olav ektet isteden Ingegjerds halvsøster, frilledatteren Astrid. Forholdet mellom Olav og Ingegjerd var imidlertid et inderlig kjærlighetsforhold, og begge tok bruddet svært tungt.

Men nå, flere år senere, blir han altså nødt til å gå i eksil. Efter Gotlandsoppholdet farer han videre østover til Russland. Som en slagen mann søker han ly hos storfyrsteparet Jaroslav og Ingegjerd. De tar vel imot ham i Novgorod (eller Kiev - det er uklart hvilken av de to hovedstedene han oppholder seg i.) Sagaen beretter at Olav er begeistret for å møte sin gamle flamme, for de to har fremdeles et godt øye til hverandre. Men i det voksende russiske riket møter Olav også en vital kristendom og en kirke som blomstrer i all sin prakt. Og i all ydmykhet - klostrene skyter frem i Jaroslav og Ingegjerds rike.

Hl. Olav var ingen asketisk helgen som levde et dydig liv i all fromhet og renhet. Hans religiøsitet trengte lang tid for å modnes. Men nå, som en fallen konge, får han flust av tid til å gruble over livet og gå til Gudstjeneste. Snorre forteller at først her, i Gardarike (Russland), lot Olav sin personlige kristentro utdypes. Han vurderte å dra til Jerusalem på pilegrimsferd eller å gå i kloster. Det viste seg også at han hadde evnen til å helbrede syke, blant andre Ingegjerds blinde sønn Vladimir.

Nederlag og seier

I 1030 viser Olav Tryggvason seg for Haraldssønnen i drømme; han byr ham å vende tilbake til fedrelandet. Olav røskes ut av grubleriene og takker nei til fyrsteparets tilbud om å overta styret av Bulgaria. Han har kanskje allerede innsett at seieren må skje gjennom nederlag, og at hans kors ligger i Norge. I hvert fall lar han sin sønn Magnus bli tilbake i Russland når han selv drar med en liten styrke mot Norge; han vil forsøke å gjenvinne riket, selv om norske og svenske stormenn råder ham fra det.

Drotten rir inn i Norge gjennom Verdalen. Slaget står tidlig om morgenen på Stiklestad i Trøndelag. Det går ikke lenge før Olavs menn må gi tapt mot overmakten. Kongen blir drept av Thore Hunds hugg før non den 29. juli. Dagen efter går merkelig nok banemannen ut på marken og vasker liket. Blodet fra den døde heler Thores egne sår.

Mangt i Olavs liv handlet om ukristelige ting som makt og vold og krig. Men det underligste med Olav er hvorledes han døde som en mislykket konge og en ussel kriger med mangfoldige fiender i landet. I vikingtiden - en tid da krigersk heltemot og styrke var en manns viktigste dyder - døde Olav som en svekling. Likesom for hans lidelsesdøyende trosbrødre Hl. Boris og Gleb ble hans svakhet ham til styrke og hans død til liv.

Snart efter slaget på Stiklestad skjedde nemlig en mengde mirakler i forbindelse med martyrens legeme; der finnes egne bokverk som tar for seg alle Olavs mirakler og undergjerninger, så mangfoldige er de. Kongens levninger råtnet ikke, men håret fortsatte å vokse, hans kinn var rødlatne og livlige. Folk ble helbredet i hopetall.

Med Olav den Helliges død ble kristendommen hele Norges tro. De som nettopp hadde kvestet kongen, ble med ett hans tilhengere. Selve drapsmannen Thore Hund angret og drog på botsferd til Jerusalem. I døden maktet Olav hva han ikke greide i livet: å samle og kristne riket. Slik ble han Norges evige konge.

En europeisk helgen

Ikke bare ble Olav hurtig Nordens mest populære helgen; han ble også en av de store europeiske helgener. Nidaros (Trondheim) ble straks et pilegrimsmål for folk fra "hele verden". I vår egen tid valfarter fremdeles ortodokse kristne (samt protestanter og katolikker) til Trondheim, selv om det meste av Olavsrelikviene dessverre gikk tapt i forbindelse med reformasjonen. Én relikvie er imidlertid bevart; den befinner seg nå i St. Olav romersk-katolske domkirke i Oslo. Resten av Hl. Olavs levninger er trolig begravet ett eller annet sted rundt Nidarosdomen.

Men over det meste av Norge finnes Olavskilder og andre hellige steder som lokale tradisjoner setter i forbindelse med Olavs nærvær. Norske guttebarn er overalt siden blitt kalt Ola(v/f) eller Ole efter den store helgenen. Også legende urter og planter i den norske floraen fikk navn efter ham. Hl. Olav er av eftertiden blitt sett på som en helbreder og bekjemper av troll.

Olavskulten spredte seg raskt i den kristne verden, både østover og vestover. Olavskirker og -monumenter ble snart efter 1030 reist også i alle deler av den kristne verden, blant annet i Novgorod og Vyborg (i Russland), Gdansk (Polen) og Tallinn (Estland). Olavskapellet i Konstantinopel skal ha oppbevart Olavs mirakuløse sverd Bæsing. I Fødselskirken i Betlehem finnes et gammelt Olavsikon (fra 1200-tallet) i bysantinsk stil malt på en av kirkens søyler. I Norden og Vest-Europa har Olavskulten vært enda videre utbredt; i Sverige alene har hver tredje middelalderkirke et Olavsbillede, og man kjenner over 75 Olavskirker i landet. Der er forresten en del eksempler på at kirker (blant annet i London og København) ble viet både Hl. Olav og Hl. Nikolai!

Hl. Olav ble ikke minst en nasjonal helgen for Norge. Olavsikoner ble i middelalderen båret i prosesjon rundt åkrene med bønner for årsveksten; Olav ble dertil regnet som dyrenes og særlig hestenes beskytter. Hans festdag Olsok feires den 29. juli (11. august); dagen ble og blir fremdeles feiret med dans, bål og et festmåltid med øl, rømmegrøt og spekemat. Vesle Olsok kalles 3. august (16. august) som er en feiring av at hans legeme ble gravet opp og lagt i et relikvieskrin i 1031. Over gravstedet ble der senere reist en Kristkirke som vi idag kaller Nidarosdomen.

Både Hl. Nikolai og Hl. Olga menighet ærer Olav som ortodoks helgen, og for noen måneder siden ble et Olasvsikon innviet av russiske geistlige i den norske ambassaden i Moskva. Olav avbildes ofte med en øks - martyrvåpenet. Source (http://www.ortodoks.com/)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 29, 2012, 05:57:36 PM
HAPPY OLSOK!!!

Indeed! We sang for St. Olav at the church today. My priest pointed to me at the end of liturgy and said "look, there's the King of the Norse himself". lol
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 07, 2012, 06:03:37 AM
I just heard that there is a relic of St. Olav in Helsinki! Even more cooler is that it's located on an altar of (RC) chapel of St. Olav, not in a museum. Guess who's going to make a pilgrimage.

I'm having a temptation to steal it in order to place in it's proper context i.e. Orthodox altar table or into an icon. After all, they took our relics of St. Mark so it's kind of fair that we get our share of their relics.  :angel:
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 07, 2012, 06:51:27 AM
I just heard that there is a relic of St. Olav in Helsinki! Even more cooler is that it's located on an altar of (RC) chapel of St. Olav, not in a museum. Guess who's going to make a pilgrimage.

I'm having a temptation to steal it in order to place in it's proper context i.e. Orthodox altar table or into an icon. After all, they took our relics of St. Mark so it's kind of fair that we get our share of their relics.  :angel:
Good luck  :)

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: mabsoota on August 07, 2012, 12:50:08 PM
hey, they gave back some relics of saint mark, so we should give them a break!
 ;)
http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/10_15.html#1
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 08, 2012, 02:09:12 PM
I just heard that there is a relic of St. Olav in Helsinki! Even more cooler is that it's located on an altar of (RC) chapel of St. Olav, not in a museum. Guess who's going to make a pilgrimage.

I'm having a temptation to steal it in order to place in it's proper context i.e. Orthodox altar table or into an icon. After all, they took our relics of St. Mark so it's kind of fair that we get our share of their relics.  :angel:

Do it! It isn't stealing, just taking back what's ours. ;)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: William on August 10, 2012, 12:53:06 AM
Are Nordic countries really secular?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 10, 2012, 01:05:51 AM
Are Nordic countries really secular?

AFAIK with the exception of Norway, we have state churches and most of the population are still members of these state churches but people rarely attend the services. They might believe in God or some other supernatural entity, have somewhat Christian moral views, baptize their children and celebrate Santa Claus Chrismas but that's about it.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 10, 2012, 01:28:45 AM
Are Nordic countries really secular?

Absolutely, check out the agnosticism. Most of family isn't very church-going. lol
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on August 10, 2012, 03:56:48 AM
Are Nordic countries really secular?

AFAIK with the exception of Norway, we have state churches and most of the population are still members of these state churches but people rarely attend the services. They might believe in God or some other supernatural entity, have somewhat Christian moral views, baptize their children and celebrate Santa Claus Chrismas but that's about it.
Wasn't the Swedish church disestablished a few years ago?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on August 10, 2012, 04:08:05 AM
Theotoke parthene in Norwegian  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OXczv8GGA&feature=plcp

I noticed he uses Gudføderinne instead of Gudføderske. How is Theotokos translated in the Danish Orthodox liturgical books?
We translate it to Gudsføderske too.
LOL.  We dealt with this in passing:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,27405.msg520154.html#msg520154
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,42150.msg690506.html#msg690506
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 10, 2012, 04:34:20 AM
LOL.  We dealt with this in passing:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,27405.msg520154.html#msg520154
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,42150.msg690506.html#msg690506

There's no difference in meaning between Gudføderske and Gudføderinne - they both mean Theotokos/God-birther - it's just a question of which feminine ending is more pleasing to the ear, and which is more suitable for liturgical texts given the different number of syllables.


Miter Theou/Mother of God would be Guds Moder.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: VarangianGuard on August 28, 2012, 05:15:12 AM
Hei,

Ny mann her.
Er katolikk, men har kommet i sterk tvil om en del saker og har bestemt meg for å undersøke  bedre de ortodokse standpunkter, idet noen av de ting jeg har begynt å tvile på nettopp  er noen av de ortodokse stridigheter med Romas krav, deriblant ecclesiologi.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 28, 2012, 06:42:53 AM
Endnu en nordmand :)

Hvornår kommer svenskerne?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on August 28, 2012, 04:42:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TURF8W0c39c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OcBTNG_DE&feature=plcp

Annual celebration of St. George in Neiden, Norway. I wonder, what languages are they singing in?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 28, 2012, 05:06:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TURF8W0c39c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OcBTNG_DE&feature=plcp

Annual celebration of St. George in Neiden, Norway. I wonder, what languages are they singing in?

I think it's finnish.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 28, 2012, 05:16:51 PM
Uhh, I saw archimandrite Johannes in the second video  :)
(http://www.scandinav.net/foto/ortodokse.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 28, 2012, 05:30:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TURF8W0c39c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OcBTNG_DE&feature=plcp

Annual celebration of St. George in Neiden, Norway. I wonder, what languages are they singing in?

I think it's finnish.

Correct. The bishops are Metropolitan Panteleimon of Oulu and auxiliary Bishop Arseny of Joensuu. They seemed to be on a some kind of pilgrimage in Norway
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on August 28, 2012, 07:13:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TURF8W0c39c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OcBTNG_DE&feature=plcp

Annual celebration of St. George in Neiden, Norway. I wonder, what languages are they singing in?

I think it's finnish.
Perhaps Skot Sami?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on August 28, 2012, 08:43:14 PM
Perhaps Skot Sami?
That's what I thought first, but I wasn't sure. So I asked.

Anyway, we see in these videos that Orthodoxy is doing fine in Scandinavia. Glory to God for that!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on August 28, 2012, 09:22:30 PM
Perhaps Skot Sami?
That's what I thought first, but I wasn't sure. So I asked.

Anyway, we see in these videos that Orthodoxy is doing fine in Scandinavia. Glory to God for that!
LOL.  I was just guessing.  I wouldn't know Sami if I heard it (though I know I have heard it, I've been to Lappland).

God grant it!  Especially among the natives!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: William on August 28, 2012, 09:23:42 PM
Finnmark!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 29, 2012, 01:32:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TURF8W0c39c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OcBTNG_DE&feature=plcp
bu
Annual celebration of St. George in Neiden, Norway. I wonder, what languages are they singing in?

I think it's finnish.
Perhaps Skot Sami?

Nope. Skolt Sami is used liturgically at some extentent in Finnish Lapland but the language in the video is just plain old Finnish.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 29, 2012, 03:14:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TURF8W0c39c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OcBTNG_DE&feature=plcp
bu
Annual celebration of St. George in Neiden, Norway. I wonder, what languages are they singing in?

I think it's finnish.
Perhaps Skot Sami?

Nope. Skolt Sami is used liturgically at some extentent in Finnish Lapland but the language in the video is just plain old Finnish.
I would love to hear a liturgy in Skolt Sami.
I wonder what the Orthodox Church has to say about joik.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 31, 2012, 05:17:51 AM
I wonder what the Orthodox Church has to say about joik.

It cannot be incorporated into services but apart from that I don't think the Church has any specific opinion about it. Just like she doesn't have one about other forms of ethnic music.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 04, 2012, 02:27:32 PM
Fadervor på svensk  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVt_5yF65Dk&feature=plcp
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 07, 2012, 02:29:31 AM
Maybe my next tattoo. :)

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/317074_2021759066003_724848502_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 18, 2012, 01:51:49 PM
Välkommen till Ambon!
Din ortodoxa bokhandel på nätet! (http://www.ambon.se/)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 29, 2012, 08:29:29 PM
Pascha in Sweden  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oft_Upvz8Gg&feature=plcp

I wonder if Jonathan Gress will be joining us at some point.


Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 04, 2012, 06:25:10 AM
Pascha in Sweden  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oft_Upvz8Gg&feature=plcp

AFAIK that's the only Finnish EO parish outside of Finland and it's primary language is Swedish. AFAIK the Finnish church provides at least some of their clergy and Finnish bishops make visits there but it's not part of the Finnish church but a regular part of local EP's diocese. IMO that's how Orthodox diaspora should work: accept clergy from your homecountry but don't bring your church with you if there is already an Orthodox church where you live.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on October 04, 2012, 07:39:32 AM
The Finnish parish in Stockholm doesnt really "work", since the Greek metropolitan prevents the installation of a permanent priest. The one suggested by Archbishop Leo of Finland was a Finland-Swedish priest, who would have used mostly Swedish. The Greek hierarchy told Finland to send a "real Finn". Somehow that didnt work out, so currently there arent weekly liturgies, only about once a month, and the clergy travels over from Finland for that.

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 04, 2012, 08:25:44 AM
The Finnish parish in Stockholm doesnt really "work", since the Greek metropolitan prevents the installation of a permanent priest. The one suggested by Archbishop Leo of Finland was a Finland-Swedish priest, who would have used mostly Swedish. The Greek hierarchy told Finland to send a "real Finn". Somehow that didnt work out, so currently there arent weekly liturgies, only about once a month, and the clergy travels over from Finland for that.

LOL. Are all Greek hierarchs like that? ;D I have no real-life experience about them but it seems that every time someone wrotes on internet something about Greek Orthodoxy it's always incidents like that.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 15, 2012, 04:35:01 PM
I'd like to ask all people here who live in Scandinavia whether you have noticed any interest in pre-Schism Scandinavian Orthodoxy in your countries? Does your parishes revere Scandinavian Saints? Is there any interest in Western rite?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on October 15, 2012, 04:52:30 PM
I'd like to ask all people here who live in Scandinavia whether you have noticed any interest in pre-Schism Scandinavian Orthodoxy in your countries? Does your parishes revere Scandinavian Saints? Is there any interest in Western rite?
My priest wrote an article about Christianity in Denmark before the Schism. He was criticised by a church historian who seemed to have a rather strange understanding of ecclesiastic unity.
I know that Saint Olav is very popular in Norway and Saint Anna in Sweden. I don't think many people in Denmark know about Saint Ansgar (the only orthodox saint who can be associated with Denmark) and Orthodoxy is still rather unknown.

I know that a small group of lutherans are using high liturgical rites and vestments. Maybe one day, if they get tired of the lutheran church, they will discover Orthodoxy.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on October 15, 2012, 06:11:03 PM
I'd like to ask all people here who live in Scandinavia whether you have noticed any interest in pre-Schism Scandinavian Orthodoxy in your countries? Does your parishes revere Scandinavian Saints? Is there any interest in Western rite?

I have not noticed any of this on visiting Sweden. Examples for an indigenous Scandinavian Orthodoxy seem to be rather Finland and Neiden.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 16, 2012, 03:02:12 AM
I'd like to ask all people here who live in Scandinavia whether you have noticed any interest in pre-Schism Scandinavian Orthodoxy in your countries? Does your parishes revere Scandinavian Saints? Is there any interest in Western rite?

I have not noticed any of this on visiting Sweden. Examples for an indigenous Scandinavian Orthodoxy seem to be rather Finland and Neiden.

In Finland Orthodoxy has grew out of Karelia only during recent decades and mostly because of massive evacuation of Karelians from those areas which were annexed to Soviet Union after wars. Still, even today some seem to deem is just a Karelian phenomenon and it seems that our church has no interest in changing it. Finnish Synaxarium contains some Scandinavian Saints but I don't think they are on the calendar.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 16, 2012, 08:55:45 AM
Does your parishes revere Scandinavian Saints? Is there any interest in Western rite?

The parish in Bergen, dear God, yes. To both.

The parish is Russian though, so I doubt there will be Western Rite anytime soon (and all parishes in the country I know of are either Russian or Greek).
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 16, 2012, 09:10:16 AM
The parish in Bergen, dear God, yes. To both.

The parish is Russian though, so I doubt there will be Western Rite anytime soon (and all parishes in the country I know of are either Russian or Greek).

Orthodoxy in Norway is so small, with so few priests, so little oversight over parishes (most don't have weekly Liturgies - it's mostly lay reader services), very little good material available in translation, that setting up Western Rite parishes would be a total disaster.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 16, 2012, 09:19:31 AM
The parish in Bergen, dear God, yes. To both.

The parish is Russian though, so I doubt there will be Western Rite anytime soon (and all parishes in the country I know of are either Russian or Greek).

Orthodoxy in Norway is so small, with so few priests, so little oversight over parishes (most don't have weekly Liturgies - it's mostly lay reader services), very little good material available in translation, that setting up Western Rite parishes would be a total disaster.

Agreed. To my sadness.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 16, 2012, 09:49:38 AM
The parish in Bergen, dear God, yes. To both.

The parish is Russian though, so I doubt there will be Western Rite anytime soon (and all parishes in the country I know of are either Russian or Greek).

Orthodoxy in Norway is so small, with so few priests, so little oversight over parishes (most don't have weekly Liturgies - it's mostly lay reader services), very little good material available in translation, that setting up Western Rite parishes would be a total disaster.

I don't mean to advocate anything but if there is an area without fully functioning Orthodox parish or without local Orthodox priest who actually live in the midst of his parishioners why would it be a total disaster if some priest wanted to set up a WR parish in that kind of area?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 16, 2012, 10:24:34 AM
I don't mean to advocate anything but if there is an area without fully functioning Orthodox parish or without local Orthodox priest who actually live in the midst of his parishioners why would it be a total disaster if some priest wanted to set up a WR parish in that kind of area?

Who would this priest be? If there's no one to serve the existing small group of Orthodox, shall we bring in a new priest to serve an even smaller group of people rather than ministering to the needs of those already there? Would seem like terrible mismanagement, no?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 16, 2012, 10:33:15 AM
I don't mean to advocate anything but if there is an area without fully functioning Orthodox parish or without local Orthodox priest who actually live in the midst of his parishioners why would it be a total disaster if some priest wanted to set up a WR parish in that kind of area?

Who would this priest be? If there's no one to serve the existing small group of Orthodox, shall we bring in a new priest to serve an even smaller group of people rather than ministering to the needs of those already there? Would seem like terrible mismanagement, no?

I was speaking theoretically. I've no idea who that priest would be.

Why would a WR priest serve only smaller community? If there is no ER priest available this theoretical WR priest could minister all of the Orthodox in the area regardless of cultural background. A priest is a priest and sacraments are sacraments no matter the rite.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 16, 2012, 10:58:50 AM
I don't mean to advocate anything but if there is an area without fully functioning Orthodox parish or without local Orthodox priest who actually live in the midst of his parishioners why would it be a total disaster if some priest wanted to set up a WR parish in that kind of area?

Who would this priest be? If there's no one to serve the existing small group of Orthodox, shall we bring in a new priest to serve an even smaller group of people rather than ministering to the needs of those already there? Would seem like terrible mismanagement, no?

Now that I think about it:

You could bring in maybe one traveling ROCOR WR priest to start out with, and see how it does. Maybe just in Oslo, Bergen, and/or Trondhjem to start with.

A lot of these parishes around the country don't have a permanent priest, so I really don't see how it would "hurt" Orthodoxy in the areas in anyway to have a change of Rite. It obviously doesn't (and shouldn't) need to be every congregation, but maybe just one or two. If anything, maybe Western Rite will make people feel a little more familiar (in a sense) to experience it.

But I'm no expert.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 16, 2012, 02:25:16 PM
Does anyone know where I can get the number of Orthodox in Norway? The wiki doesn't give a number, but I am guessing...maybe 8,000 across the country (who are members, not necessarily attend weekly)?

http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den_ortodokse_kyrkja_i_Noreg
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 16, 2012, 03:47:11 PM
I don't know how things work in Norway but in Finland there are many immigrant EOs who doesn't ever officiallly register as a member of the Church despite being sacramentally a member of the Church. Most of the World doesn't work as bureuecratically as Scandinavian socialism does.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on October 16, 2012, 04:39:47 PM
I don't mean to advocate anything but if there is an area without fully functioning Orthodox parish or without local Orthodox priest who actually live in the midst of his parishioners why would it be a total disaster if some priest wanted to set up a WR parish in that kind of area?

Who would this priest be? If there's no one to serve the existing small group of Orthodox, shall we bring in a new priest to serve an even smaller group of people rather than ministering to the needs of those already there? Would seem like terrible mismanagement, no?
It was terrible mismanagement which shut the door on the Nordic Catholic Church.  We could have had a whole WRO Church in Norway.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 17, 2012, 01:56:09 AM
It was terrible mismanagement which shut the door on the Nordic Catholic Church.  We could have had a whole WRO Church in Norway.

Any source? You've said that quite often but I've seen nothingabout it on online interviews etc. Do you have Norwegian contacts or something?

IMO rite is a secondary question in conversion. If one believes that Orthodoxy is the Church one will convert even if local bishop doesn't grant permisson for WRO.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on October 18, 2012, 12:50:19 PM
If they want to be Orthodox, they should affirm Orthodox ecclesiology, rather than the branch theory. And any kind of intercommunion with low-chburch Anglican Calvinists is absolutely incompatible with Orthodoxy, even if those are conservatives who reject gay marriage...
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 18, 2012, 05:56:41 PM
If they want to be Orthodox, they should affirm Orthodox ecclesiology, rather than the branch theory. And any kind of intercommunion with low-chburch Anglican Calvinists is absolutely incompatible with Orthodoxy, even if those are conservatives who reject gay marriage...

Huh? Are you talking about Nordic Catholic Church? I thought they were in communion only with PNCC.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on October 19, 2012, 02:15:51 AM
If they want to be Orthodox, they should affirm Orthodox ecclesiology, rather than the branch theory. And any kind of intercommunion with low-chburch Anglican Calvinists is absolutely incompatible with Orthodoxy, even if those are conservatives who reject gay marriage...

Huh? Are you talking about Nordic Catholic Church? I thought they were in communion only with PNCC.
At the moment, yes. But there are talks between the Union of Scranton and ACNA to establish a kind of Bonn Agreement.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on October 24, 2012, 05:02:14 PM
A syriac liturgy in Sweden  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgKxiLqHoHA
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: JorgenThorbjørnsen on October 25, 2012, 01:56:54 PM
My church in Halmstad has a larger congregation than I've seen anywhere else in a Scandinavian country. What are your average attendances?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on October 25, 2012, 02:12:20 PM
We are a small congregation. About 30-40, I think.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: JorgenThorbjørnsen on October 26, 2012, 12:56:19 AM
We are a small congregation. About 30-40, I think.

That is truly not that bad.

We have probably 200 in Halmstad, seems ridiculous, but I kid you not.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 29, 2012, 01:42:11 PM
En ortodoks prest i Aftenposten.

Velsignet være kullkraften (http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/uriks/usavalg/Velsignet-vare-kullkraften-7029513.html)

"Den serbisk-ortodokse presten fader Rodney Torbic i Carmichaels, Pennsylvania er vant til å ha kullkraftverket som nærmeste nabo. Kirken hans har vært der siden området var et av USAs mest veldstående."
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on November 19, 2012, 12:01:51 PM
Made a new thread
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on November 19, 2012, 12:54:55 PM
It was terrible mismanagement which shut the door on the Nordic Catholic Church.  We could have had a whole WRO Church in Norway.

Any source? You've said that quite often but I've seen nothingabout it on online interviews etc. Do you have Norwegian contacts or something?

IMO rite is a secondary question in conversion. If one believes that Orthodoxy is the Church one will convert even if local bishop doesn't grant permisson for WRO.
Somewhere I posted the Touchstone Article where the NKK pretty says that, but yes, I have contacts which tell the grittier truth.  In this case the local bishop doesn't grant permission for Scandinavians, i.e. Orthodoxy is strictly an immigrant thing.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on November 19, 2012, 12:56:34 PM
Does anyone know where I can get the number of Orthodox in Norway? The wiki doesn't give a number, but I am guessing...maybe 8,000 across the country (who are members, not necessarily attend weekly)?

http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den_ortodokse_kyrkja_i_Noreg
I don't know.  The contacts I've had with Norwegian Orthodox can't give an exact number, especially outside of Oslo.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 06, 2012, 05:22:35 PM
I need some help.

http://kyrillos.dinstudio.se/

I have never heard about them before.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Tommelomsky on December 06, 2012, 08:57:56 PM
Avoid them. They are not in canonical OK state. The russians (ROCOR) totally avoids them and so should serbs, greeks and others do too.
Before anyone tells me what a fool I am to say this: many people at my parish that has been there since the beginning in 1995 has told me this in a crystal clear way that cannot and should not be misunderstood.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on December 13, 2012, 06:20:44 PM
I need some help.

http://kyrillos.dinstudio.se/

I have never heard about them before.

They're not Orthodox, they're just playing dress-up. Some of them are active on FB, part of 'Hellige Olavs Ortodokse Brorskap', just so you know who to avoid.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 13, 2012, 06:30:34 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Suryoyutho on December 15, 2012, 05:06:23 AM
I was asked to write something about Oriental Orthodoxy in Scandinavia here. I don't really know what to write but the Syriac Church is big in Scandinavia (especielly Sweden). Besides some of the homelands the Church is probably biggest in Sweden with Germany pretty much even. My Church for example has around 1300-1400 members I believe. The other OO Churches aren't that strong in Scandinavia but all of them have congregations here in Sweden.

So if anyone has any questions, feel free.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Dominika on December 15, 2012, 08:06:35 AM
I was asked to write something about Oriental Orthodoxy in Scandinavia here. I don't really know what to write but the Syriac Church is big in Scandinavia (especielly Sweden). Besides some of the homelands the Church is probably biggest in Sweden with Germany pretty much even. My Church for example has around 1300-1400 members I believe. The other OO Churches aren't that strong in Scandinavia but all of them have congregations here in Sweden.

So if anyone has any questions, feel free.

Yeah, I've heard there are a lot Syriacs in Sweden. So my question is why particulary Sweden? Do you work more as missionary parishes or as for cradles? What's the language of sermons (as for Liturgy I think it's syriac, isn't it?)?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Suryoyutho on December 15, 2012, 09:28:23 AM
Yeah, I've heard there are a lot Syriacs in Sweden. So my question is why particulary Sweden? Do you work more as missionary parishes or as for cradles? What's the language of sermons (as for Liturgy I think it's syriac, isn't it?)?

It's a good country for people fleeing and who were in our situation I guess (especially at that time). Some went and people followed.

Much more for cradles but there are Swedes who have converted to the Church, some even involved in the Church now (f.ex. youth associations).

Mostly Syriac but in some (few in Sweden) they mix Arabic (depends on where the majority of the congregation is from).
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 15, 2012, 11:50:14 AM
I can't tell how many syrians we have, but I think that the copts are probably the most visible in Denmark. We also have a considerable number of ethiopians.

The copts have a beautiful little church in Tåstrup.  :)

(http://www.religion.dk/modules/xphoto/cache/51/129751_200_9999_0_0_0_0.jpg)

(http://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/modules/xphoto/cache/39/275839_200_9999_0_0_0_0.jpg)

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Suryoyutho on December 19, 2012, 10:26:38 AM
Nice Church :)

Coptic Church growing in Sweden as well: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,48743.0.html
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 19, 2012, 10:49:35 AM
Nice  :)

The coptic priest has stated that he would very much like to celebrate the liturgy in danish at some point in the future.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jason.Wike on December 19, 2012, 05:47:48 PM
I need some help.

http://kyrillos.dinstudio.se/

I have never heard about them before.

Rule 73 of the internets: If they have a crappy website, they're not legit (exs. "Old Catholics," otherkin, ancient Celtick Wicca covens that were persecuted by Puritans in the middle ages etc).
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 24, 2012, 02:01:54 PM
So my question is why particulary Sweden?

Liberal immigration policy? AFAIK there's lots of every kinds of immigrants  in Sweden.

Suryoyutho, are you aware of any OO parish in Scandinavia which has services in a Scandinavian language? What about any interest in Scandinavian Saints?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Suryoyutho on December 25, 2012, 03:22:43 PM
Suryoyutho, are you aware of any OO parish in Scandinavia which has services in a Scandinavian language? What about any interest in Scandinavian Saints?
Nope, but I've only attended Syriac services. Reminds me of my Church as a child where they held the services in Syriac, Arabic, and Kurdish, on Christmas/Easter it started at like 7-8 AM and ended at 12-1 PM. Quite tough at that age.

No, not much interest that I know of. But St Lucy's day is quite big in Sweden (even if she wasn't Scandinavian) and that tradition has kinda come into the Church . I know St Lucy is a saint in the EO Churches but not sure about OO, even though she lived before the councils.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 27, 2012, 12:43:48 PM
Kurdish?! There are Syriac Orthodox Kurds?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Dominika on December 28, 2012, 06:57:18 AM
Kurdish?! There are Syriac Orthodox Kurds?

Or rather Syriacs from Turkey and Iraq who due to living with Kurds for ages have started to talk their language, because it's more common and living language than Syriac/late Aramean
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 28, 2012, 08:19:27 AM
Thanks. I should have thought that option too.

In my small corner of the World being able to speak Finnish an being a Finn are almost synonymous so I have hard time understanding other kind of cultures.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on January 16, 2013, 02:01:48 PM
A finnish liturgy  :)

http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1748123
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on January 20, 2013, 07:31:42 AM
A finnish liturgy  :)

http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1748123

Just in case anyone is interested, Swedish version of the same website can be found here:

http://arenan.yle.fi/tv (http://arenan.yle.fi/tv)

"YLE" is Finnish public broadcasting company and this website is their streaming service. As the Finnish Orthodox Church is the second state church, that website offers Orthodox services from time to time. I don't know how often though.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Cantor Krishnich on January 20, 2013, 08:52:20 AM
A finnish liturgy  :)

http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1748123

Just in case anyone is interested, Swedish version of the same website can be found here:

http://arenan.yle.fi/tv (http://arenan.yle.fi/tv)

"YLE" is Finnish public broadcasting company and this website is their streaming service. As the Finnish Orthodox Church is the second state church, that website offers Orthodox services from time to time. I don't know how often though.

I want to see the Orthodox liturgy in Sami, that would be cool!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on January 20, 2013, 09:19:00 AM
I want to see the Orthodox liturgy in Sami, that would be cool!

You're not the first one here who says that. Travel agencies have done their job well.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Cantor Krishnich on January 20, 2013, 09:25:17 AM

You're not the first one here who says that. Travel agencies have done their job well.

But are there any ethnic Sami Orthodox Christians?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on January 20, 2013, 09:32:39 AM

You're not the first one here who says that. Travel agencies have done their job well.

But are there any ethnic Sami Orthodox Christians?

Skolt Samis are Orthodox. However I don't know whether any of the liturgical texts are translated into their language. Probably something but I believe not entirely.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on January 20, 2013, 09:43:46 AM
There was an orthodox reburial of some Skolt Samis back in 2011

 http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/troms_og_finnmark/1.7809234
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Cantor Krishnich on January 20, 2013, 10:07:09 AM
Kurdish?! There are Syriac Orthodox Kurds?

Or rather Syriacs from Turkey and Iraq who due to living with Kurds for ages have started to talk their language, because it's more common and living language than Syriac/late Aramean

And the many Kurds who are converting to Christianity via the Syriac Churches and Protestantism. From what I've read, Kurds have been in the Syriac church for a long time...
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on January 27, 2013, 10:15:53 AM
Pictures from Theophany (not mine)  :)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5672.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5674.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5677.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5679.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5688.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5657.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5658.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5662.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5666.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/01/IMG_5668.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: WPM on January 27, 2013, 11:30:43 AM
It looks like European village Orthodoxy and not one of the bigger Metropolitan establishments.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on January 27, 2013, 12:03:30 PM
You could call it that. It's a suburb outside of Copenhagen.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jason.Wike on February 02, 2013, 11:55:08 PM
Pictures from Theophany (not mine)  :)

Its kinda odd seeing an Orthodox church full of such Germanic looking people.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Tommelomsky on February 03, 2013, 10:40:14 AM
That is because some of us are of germanic heritage. :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on February 03, 2013, 01:41:27 PM
Pictures from Theophany (not mine)  :)

Its kinda odd seeing an Orthodox church full of such Germanic looking people.

Behold the Orthodox exotics: Western European White people.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: mildert on February 14, 2013, 09:42:08 AM
Thanks for the pictures.  I met the Priest and Deacon at the last General Assembly in Paris.

In XC,

Deacon Philip

You could call it that. It's a suburb outside of Copenhagen.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on February 14, 2013, 09:59:57 AM
Thanks for the pictures.  I met the Priest and Deacon at the last General Assembly in Paris.

In XC,

Deacon Philip

You could call it that. It's a suburb outside of Copenhagen.

You're welcome  :)

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on February 15, 2013, 06:36:50 AM
Just in case any Swedes, Danes, Norwegians or Icelandic people happen to visit Helsinki and are able to understand finlandssvenska, timetable and contact information for EO services in Swedish can be found here (http://helsinginortodoksinenseurakunta.fi/www/fi/Jumalanpalvelukset/PaSvenska.php).
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Dominika on March 15, 2013, 04:39:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtba-psCe5I - probably the best Orthodox chanting from this region I've ever heard.

And I have a question: what are the hymns from these 2 Finnish videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUVFyImRATQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MF9PKyNA-s
?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on March 15, 2013, 04:54:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtba-psCe5I - probably the best Orthodox chanting from this region I've ever heard.

Byzantine chant is not usually heard in Finnish parishes though. Thank God since generally I don't like Byzantine chant. :angel:

Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUVFyImRATQ

Many years.

Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MF9PKyNA-s

I don't know this hymn's official name but it starts with "Come, let us bless the ever-memorable Joseph, who went to Pilate by night to beg for the Life of all".
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Dominika on March 15, 2013, 05:00:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtba-psCe5I - probably the best Orthodox chanting from this region I've ever heard.

Byzantine chant is not usually heard in Finnish parishes though. Thank God since generally I don't like Byzantine chant. :angel:
Sorry to hear, as I love byzantine chant and I think it's more suitable do various languages than Russian chants. ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MF9PKyNA-s

I don't know this hymn's official name but it starts with "Come, let us bless the ever-memorable Joseph, who went to Pilate by night to beg for the Life of all".

Ah, yes, that's what I was supposing to be ;) Thank you very much for the help :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on March 15, 2013, 05:25:52 PM
Sorry to hear, as I love byzantine chant and I think it's more suitable do various languages than Russian chants. ;)

Finnish chant sounds occasionally rather clumsy regardless of whether it is Russian or Byzantine. :P

Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Dominika on March 15, 2013, 06:52:06 PM
Sorry to hear, as I love byzantine chant and I think it's more suitable do various languages than Russian chants. ;)

Finnish chant sounds occasionally rather clumsy regardless of whether it is Russian or Byzantine. :P



I don't think so. They're maybe a bit specific, but they're nice, despite the fact it's not my favourite way of chanting ;)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on March 16, 2013, 08:04:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtba-psCe5I - probably the best Orthodox chanting from this region I've ever heard.

Byzantine chant is not usually heard in Finnish parishes though. Thank God since generally I don't like Byzantine chant. :angel:

Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUVFyImRATQ

Many years.

Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MF9PKyNA-s

I don't know this hymn's official name but it starts with "Come, let us bless the ever-memorable Joseph, who went to Pilate by night to beg for the Life of all".
what's up with the stuffed animals?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on March 27, 2013, 12:19:41 PM
Sunday of Orthodoxy with a visit from father Sergei and parishioners from the Russian Orthodox Church  :)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/03/fpoul-fsergei-ortodoksiens-soendag-2013.jpg)

(http://ortodoks.dk/wp-content/filer/2013/03/folkemaengde-ortodoksiens-soendag-2013.jpg)

http://ortodoks.dk/2013/ortodoksiens-sondag-2013
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on March 27, 2013, 01:19:58 PM
what's up with the stuffed animals?

No idea. They seemed to have nothing to do with the texts.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on March 28, 2013, 03:11:48 AM
Just in case anyone of you is interested how modern Orthodox state church operates,

Lag om ortodoxa kyrkan (http://www.finlex.fi/sv/laki/ajantasa/2006/20060985)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on March 28, 2013, 04:34:09 PM
I know this has been posted before, but I simply love it.  :)

http://tv.nrk.no/serie/gudstjeneste-tv/dmpt63480112/09-09-2012
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on March 28, 2013, 04:38:22 PM
Just in case anyone of you is interested how modern Orthodox state church operates,

Lag om ortodoxa kyrkan (http://www.finlex.fi/sv/laki/ajantasa/2006/20060985)

Thank you! Interesting  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on March 28, 2013, 04:43:26 PM
I know this has been posted before, but I simply love it.  :)

http://tv.nrk.no/serie/gudstjeneste-tv/dmpt63480112/09-09-2012

What do you think of the dialect?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on March 28, 2013, 04:51:25 PM
I know this has been posted before, but I simply love it.  :)

http://tv.nrk.no/serie/gudstjeneste-tv/dmpt63480112/09-09-2012

What do you think of the dialect?

I can understand much of it. I think it sounds a bit funny, when they're rolling the R.  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on March 28, 2013, 04:56:35 PM
I know this has been posted before, but I simply love it.  :)

http://tv.nrk.no/serie/gudstjeneste-tv/dmpt63480112/09-09-2012

What do you think of the dialect?

I can understand much of it. I think it sounds a bit funny, when they're rolling the R.  :)

The weird thing is that the Swedish that is taught in Finnish schools is not like that. It's a bit more like rikssvenska. I'm constantly bewildered by the fact that most finlandsvenskar in Helsinki seem to pronounce their language exactly like Finnish is pronounced.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on March 28, 2013, 05:05:32 PM
I know this has been posted before, but I simply love it.  :)

http://tv.nrk.no/serie/gudstjeneste-tv/dmpt63480112/09-09-2012

What do you think of the dialect?

I can understand much of it. I think it sounds a bit funny, when they're rolling the R.  :)

The weird thing is that the Swedish that is taught in Finnish schools is not like that. It's a bit more like rikssvenska. I'm constantly bewildered by the fact that most finlandsvenskar in Helsinki seem to pronounce their language exactly like Finnish is pronounced.

Now when you mention it, it does sound like finnish pronounciation.

Personally, I can't read finlandsvenskar. I have a hard enought time, trying to understand rikssvenska.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on March 28, 2013, 09:28:26 PM
Personally, I can't read finlandsvenskar. I have a hard enought time, trying to understand rikssvenska.

Read, or understand in spoken form? In writing, it should not be a big difference.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Tommelomsky on April 03, 2013, 08:32:12 PM
Watching it and understanding it perfectly. But: I grew up with swedish-tv and are also used to finnish people that speaks swedish.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on April 04, 2013, 01:40:40 AM
I know this has been posted before, but I simply love it.  :)

http://tv.nrk.no/serie/gudstjeneste-tv/dmpt63480112/09-09-2012

What do you think of the dialect?

I can understand much of it. I think it sounds a bit funny, when they're rolling the R.  :)

The weird thing is that the Swedish that is taught in Finnish schools is not like that. It's a bit more like rikssvenska. I'm constantly bewildered by the fact that most finlandsvenskar in Helsinki seem to pronounce their language exactly like Finnish is pronounced.
That's common: Riksmal in Norway came from the Danish spoken in Christiana with Norwegian pronunciation.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on May 31, 2013, 07:27:43 AM
New norwegian blog.  :)

http://miklagardnorsk.blogspot.co.uk/
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Tommelomsky on May 31, 2013, 08:03:22 PM
Another one is in the works. I do however need some more time on it.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on June 08, 2013, 09:10:26 PM
New norwegian blog.  :)

http://miklagardnorsk.blogspot.co.uk/

www.norsk-ortodoks.com
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 09, 2013, 06:14:16 AM
New norwegian blog.  :)

http://miklagardnorsk.blogspot.co.uk/

www.norsk-ortodoks.com

Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 09, 2013, 06:44:49 AM
New norwegian blog.  :)

http://miklagardnorsk.blogspot.co.uk/

www.norsk-ortodoks.com

Thanks.  :)

Weird. It seems I could probably learn to understand written Norwegian with very little effort.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on June 12, 2013, 03:42:05 PM
Just saw news that the new Bible translation is the most sold book in Norway. Is it used by the Norwegian Orthodox?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on June 12, 2013, 03:55:16 PM
Just saw news that the new Bible translation is the most sold book in Norway. Is it used by the Norwegian Orthodox?

Not liturgically at least. The prayer book and liturgy book translated by Fr. Johannes Johansen, who is in charge of most (all?) the Norwegian speaking parishes, try to imitate the language of the 1930 edition of the Bible, though I know he has amended the Psalter to match the LXX.

The new Bible translation is all about readability, it's not very well suited for liturgical use. However, I have found the new translation to be much more accurate and faithful to the original Greek than older versions, at least in certain places. That should perhaps make it the Bible of choice among Orthodox for private reading.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 12, 2013, 03:58:53 PM
Just saw news that the new Bible translation is the most sold book in Norway. Is it used by the Norwegian Orthodox?

If it's the one from 2011, I don't think so. If I remember correctly, it contains translations of words, which most Orthodox probably wouldn't agree with. For example, "virgin", in many places, are translated as "young woman".
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Aedificare on July 31, 2013, 06:58:38 PM
It's privately used by the Orthodox since it's the only Norwegian translation we have. (I think there might be some alternatives, but they're not in production anymore and most of the alternatives are Jehovas witnesses bibles and well... quirky stuff)

The bible is translated with the "earliest text" principle. I think that's very acceptable and Orthodox compared to say:
translating it from the latin vulgata.

Ansgar is correct of course, Some Greek words can be interpreted in a "conservative" or "liberal" way, and they have pretty much gone with "liberal" at every opportunity.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jord on August 01, 2013, 01:28:42 AM
Just in case any Swedes, Danes, Norwegians or Icelandic people happen to visit Helsinki and are able to understand finlandssvenska, timetable and contact information for EO services in Swedish can be found here (http://helsinginortodoksinenseurakunta.fi/www/fi/Jumalanpalvelukset/PaSvenska.php).

Finlandssvenska är grammatiskt och till ordförrådet mycket nära vad jag skulle kalla vanlig svenska. Finlandssvenskt uttal är tydligt och alltså inte svårt att förstå. Länken verkar dock inte fungera. Sidan jag fick fram ger ett felmeddelande av typen "sidan fanns inte" (404). 
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on August 01, 2013, 07:53:37 AM
Jeg skal så meget have dem her.  :)

(http://www.imparaklitou.gr/images/stories/virtuemart/product/synaxariet-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on August 01, 2013, 08:39:45 AM
Just in case any Swedes, Danes, Norwegians or Icelandic people happen to visit Helsinki and are able to understand finlandssvenska, timetable and contact information for EO services in Swedish can be found here (http://helsinginortodoksinenseurakunta.fi/www/fi/Jumalanpalvelukset/PaSvenska.php).

Finlandssvenska är grammatiskt och till ordförrådet mycket nära vad jag skulle kalla vanlig svenska. Finlandssvenskt uttal är tydligt och alltså inte svårt att förstå. Länken verkar dock inte fungera. Sidan jag fick fram ger ett felmeddelande av typen "sidan fanns inte" (404).  

Gudstjänster på svenska (http://www.hos.fi/fi/palvelukset/gudstjanster-pa-svenska). Den här länken skulle fungera lite bättre.

Det är intressant att du tycker att Finlandssvenka är inter så svårt att förstå. Jag tror det var Ansgar som sade att han förstörde nästan någonting när han försokte att läsa någon skrivning om ortodoxi på Finlandssvensk. Jag har också hört om andra Skandinaviska personer som förstår inte Finlandssvenska även om de förstår Rikssvenska.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jord on August 01, 2013, 12:37:51 PM
Just in case any Swedes, Danes, Norwegians or Icelandic people happen to visit Helsinki and are able to understand finlandssvenska, timetable and contact information for EO services in Swedish can be found here (http://helsinginortodoksinenseurakunta.fi/www/fi/Jumalanpalvelukset/PaSvenska.php).

Finlandssvenska är grammatiskt och till ordförrådet mycket nära vad jag skulle kalla vanlig svenska. Finlandssvenskt uttal är tydligt och alltså inte svårt att förstå. Länken verkar dock inte fungera. Sidan jag fick fram ger ett felmeddelande av typen "sidan fanns inte" (404).  

Gudstjänster på svenska (http://www.hos.fi/fi/palvelukset/gudstjanster-pa-svenska). Den här länken skulle fungera lite bättre.

Det är intressant att du tycker att Finlandssvenka är inter så svårt att förstå. Jag tror det var Ansgar som sade att han förstörde nästan någonting när han försokte att läsa någon skrivning om ortodoxi på Finlandssvensk. Jag har också hört om andra Skandinaviska personer som förstår inte Finlandssvenska även om de förstår Rikssvenska.

Tack för länken.

Sådana svårigheter måste bero på begränsade kunskaper i svenska. Det finns gott om skandinaver som inte kan svenska, eller som bara kan lite svenska. Det finns svenskar som inte kan sitt eget modersmål särskilt bra. Det finns svenskar som inte har tillräckliga kunskaper i svenska för att förstå andra dialekter än de som ligger dem närmast. Att skilja på finlandssvenska och svenska som om de vore olika språk är felaktigt, anser jag. Finlandssvenska är en svensk dialekt, precis som västgötska, värmländska, göteborgska, småländska osv. För en person - svensk eller inte - som har genomsnittliga kunskaper i svenska är det inte alls svårt att förstå finlandssvenska.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 05, 2013, 05:10:06 PM
Shoe fail while meeting Obama (http://i.imgur.com/m3FkQAy.jpg)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: hecma925 on September 05, 2013, 05:18:58 PM
Shoe fail while meeting Obama (http://i.imgur.com/m3FkQAy.jpg)

That's a snazzy look.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 05, 2013, 05:34:29 PM
Shoe fail while meeting Obama (http://i.imgur.com/m3FkQAy.jpg)

Well, the icelanders have always been a bold people.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on September 16, 2013, 06:06:53 AM
En kortfattet forklaring av Den ortodokse kirkes liturgiske syklus (http://www.norsk-ortodoks.com/2013/09/sju-ganger-om-dagen-lovsynger-jeg-deg.html)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on September 16, 2013, 06:01:54 PM
Metropolitt Anton Khrapovitskis preken mot pogromene (http://www.norsk-ortodoks.com/2013/09/antisemitisme.html)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 16, 2013, 06:25:02 PM
En kortfattet forklaring av Den ortodokse kirkes liturgiske syklus (http://www.norsk-ortodoks.com/2013/09/sju-ganger-om-dagen-lovsynger-jeg-deg.html)

Meget interessant. :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 18, 2013, 10:18:47 AM
Like North America, Scandinavia has a local Church in it. Even better than North America, everyone recognizes that Church as the canonical jurisdiction in Finland, which exists as a constituent part of Scandinavia.  There is no reason why the Church of Finland should not, per canon 2 of the Second Ecumenical Council, exercise jurisdiction throughout Scandinavia

Just out of curiosity, what do you think of the idea of being under Finland instead of your present jurisdiction?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 18, 2013, 10:29:24 AM
Like North America, Scandinavia has a local Church in it. Even better than North America, everyone recognizes that Church as the canonical jurisdiction in Finland, which exists as a constituent part of Scandinavia.  There is no reason why the Church of Finland should not, per canon 2 of the Second Ecumenical Council, exercise jurisdiction throughout Scandinavia

Just out of curiosity, what do you think of the idea of being under Finland instead of your present jurisdiction?

Are you asking all of us?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 18, 2013, 10:32:04 AM
Nope. Just Scandinavians.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 18, 2013, 10:49:42 AM
Nope. Just Scandinavians.

Well, personally, I wouldn't mind, though I would like to keep Pascha on the old calendar.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 18, 2013, 11:50:21 AM
...though I would like to keep Pascha on the old calendar.

Me too. I assume we'll be switcing to the New Calendar sooner or later. Hopefully sooner now that also EP's Estonians are on the New Calendar.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 18, 2013, 12:29:07 PM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on September 18, 2013, 01:13:33 PM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!
As it was in before the Schism from Orthodoxy
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Lund brings us back to the heathen and fabulous period of Scandinavia. Nothing authentic is known about the origin of the city but it is certain that as early as the ninth century Lund was a place of great commercial importance. The insignificant stream Hajeaa which now flows near Lund and empties into the Lomma Bay in the south-west was for one thousand years navigable by large vessels. The name Lund (a small wood or grove) is derived from a heathen sacrificial grove which lay to the east of the city, and where the deities of the North, Odin, Thor, Frigga, were honoured. Lund is first mentioned in the Icelandic saga, which tells us that the city, surrounded by a wooden rampart, was plundered and burnt in 940 by the Vikings. The conversion of the North to Christianity was begun a century earlier by Archbishop Ebbo of Reims and St. Anschar, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen, his successor in this apostolic work; both worked here personally and also sent missionaries. But the results were neither notable nor lasting, at least in Sweden. Heathenism was not easily uprooted, and in many places was strong enough to prevent the building of churches and the foundation of sees. The missionaries succeeded only in Jutland, where they established the sees of Schleswig, Ribe, and Aarhus (946) as suffragans of Hamburg-Bremen. It was only under King Svend Tveskæg (960-1014) and his son Canute (Knud) the Great (1014-1035) that Christianity made any headway in Denmark. They reigned over England also, hence the growing English influence in religion, education, and commerce. Svend obtained English missionaries for Skaane, among them was Gotebald (d. about 1021), first Bishop of Roskilde. Besides other religious houses and monasteries in Denmark Svend erected also the first church in Lund, and dedicated it to the Blessed Trinity. During his reign the See of Odense was established on the Island of Fünen (988).
Canute did still more for the Scandinavian countries, especially for the development of Lund; he encouraged industries and trade and erected at Lund the first mint in Scandinavia. Perhaps Adam of Bremen was right when he said: "Cuius (sc. Sconiæ) metropolis civitas Lundona quam victor Angliæ Chnud Britannicæ Londonæ æmulam jussit esse" (Pertz, "Monum. Germ.", VII, 371), i.e., Canute desired to make Scandinavian Lund the rival of English London. At least he laid the foundation for the growing importance of Lund as the medieval metropolis of Scandinavia. In later centuries Lund was again a royal residence and even more important than Roskilde and Ringsted. Canute VI celebrated at Lund in 1177 his marriage with Henry the Lion's daughter, Gertrude of Saxony; Waldemar the Victorious was crowned there in 1202 and it was there in 1409 that took place the marriage between Eric of Pomerania and Philippa of England. Soon also it became a place of great ecclesiastical importance. The first Bishop of Lund was Bernard, who had been for five years in Iceland and was sent by Canute to Lund in 1022. Canute also filled other sees in Denmark with men who had been consecrated bishops in England, in violation of the right of the Metropolitan of Hamburg; therefore when Gerbrand, consecrated Bishop of Roskilde at Canterbury, repaired to Denmark, he was seized by Archbishop Unvan of Hamburg-Bremen and set free only on submitting to the archbishop as his metropolitan (1022). The king now saw that he was obliged to recognize the privileges of the Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen, and in this he was followed by the Kings of Sweden and Norway. Adam of Bremen concluded from this that the supremacy of the See of Hamburg was respected as a matter of fact in all Scandinavian countries; every Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian bishop, he says, was obliged to report to Archbishop Libentius II (1029-32) the progress of Christianity in their respective countries (Pertz, "Monum. Germ.", VII, 328).
and continued afterwards
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Later donations were so numerous that the cathedral became the richest church in the North. Lund was also the foremost, though one of the most recent, sees in the Scandinavian Church, only Viborg and Börglum in Jutland being later foundations (1065). Contemporaneously there began for Denmark an epoch of great prosperity, which is still the national pride. This prosperous development was owing to the new ecclesiastical autonomy and independence of the Scandinavian countries, formerly under the Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. By several papal Bulls missionary work in the heathen North had been originally assigned to the Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen, also the jurisdiction over those countries when converted to Christianity. Later, however, several sees were created in Denmark which had already endeavoured to establish a direct union with Rome and to do away with a foreign and troublesome intermediary authority. This was all the more reasonable from the moment that the Bremen prelates, as worldly princes, began to be occupied with affairs of State to the neglect of their duties as spiritual shepherds. They undertook to consecrate their dependent suffragan bishops, or at least reserved to themselves the right of ratification of those bishops when named by the king.

For Denmark the danger was imminent that the powerful Bremen Metropolitan might misuse his influence and by interference in the internal affairs of the country endanger its political liberty and independence. Canute had already planned the establishment of a Scandinavian church province; but it was only under his successor Svend Estridsen ("cuius industria Dania in octo episcopatus divisa est", Langebek, "Script. rer. dan.", III, 444) that negotiations were begun at Rome. Adalbert of Bremen opposed the independence of these northern sees, except on condition that his own metropolitan see were promoted to the dignity of a patriarchate over the whole North.
but came to nought when the schism was institutionalized during the Investiture Contraversy
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After the death of Adalbert (1072) his successor Liemar sided with Henry IV in the Investitures conflict and Gregory VII invited King Svend to resume the former negotiations. Svend died, however, about 1075 and the Northern Church question rested for some time till Eric Ejegod, the second successor of St. Canute, took up the affair anew and brought it to a close. Apparently, at the Synod of Bari in which Anselm of Canterbury also took part, Eric obtained from Urban II two requests: the establishment of an archbishopric, and the canonization of his brother Canute. Under Paschal II (1100) the efforts of Eric were crowned with success, and the canonization of Canute was solemnized in Odense, all the bishops of the country being present. Shortly after this Eric died in the Island of Cyprus (1103), while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. At the same time Cardinal Alberich repaired to Denmark as papal legate to select an appropriate see for the new metropolitan. His choice fell on Lund, and the local bishop, Asger (Adzer), a friend of Anselm of Canterbury, received the pallium and the archiepiscopal dignity (1104). In this way the Northern Church was freed from its dependence on Bremen-Hamburg. Adalbero of Bremen, after the Concordat of Worms (1128), was very anxious to revive the old metropolitan rights in their plenitude, and for this purpose did not shrink from forging papal Bulls.
Emperor Lothair III, in the hope of gaining politically by the civil war which in the meanwhile had broken out in Denmark, supported at Rome Adalbero's request. In fact Innocent II restored the authority of the Archbishop of Bremen over all the northern sees, as is shown by several contemporary letters to Adalbero, to Archbishop Asger, and to the Kings of Sweden and Denmark. Asger, however, held fast to his rights, encouraged by his nephew Eskil, then provost of the cathedral of Lund, who sent Hermann, a canon of Lund, and a Rhinelander, to Rome where he defended successfully the rights of the Metropolitan of Lund guaranteed fully to him thirty years before. This ended for all time the ambitious plans of domination long cherished by the Prelate of Bremen; the lofty dream of a Patriarchate of the North toppled; even the authority of a Frederick Barbarossa (1158) could not revive it. Later Hermann became Bishop of Schleswig; he is buried in the crypt of the cathedral at Lund. In 1134 Asger was confirmed in his dignity by Innocent II, through the papal legate Cardinal Martin. In 1139 his successor Eskil held at Lund the first Northern National Council under the presidency of Cardinal Theodignus. The high altar of the cathedral was solemnly consecrated by Eskil in 1145, making in all with those of the crypt sixty-four consecrated altars. When in 1152 a separate ecclesiastical province was established at Trondhjem (Nidaros) for Norway with bishops of the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland as suffragans, the Archbishop of Lund received the honour of papal legate with the title of Primate of Denmark and Sweden. Under Eskil's reign the ecclesiastical law of Skaane (1162) and Zeeland (1171) was codified, numerous monasteries founded and the Archbishopric of Upsala established (1164).
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09433a.htm
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Orthodox11 on September 21, 2013, 05:01:54 PM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 21, 2013, 07:19:55 PM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on September 21, 2013, 07:33:22 PM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.
That's my preference, but then I'm not a Finn-my folk came from the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 22, 2013, 01:43:18 AM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.
That's my preference, but then I'm not a Finn-my folk came from the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway.

A Scandinavian Arab?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Romaios on September 23, 2013, 03:21:21 AM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.

Is your birthday today or tomorrow? (It would be the latter according to oc.net time...) I guess you know whose feast is tomorrow. :)

Many years to you!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 23, 2013, 04:22:55 AM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.

Is your birthday today or tomorrow? (It would be the latter according to oc.net time...) I guess you know whose feast is tomorrow. :)

Many years to you!

Today, the 23.  :) And thank you.

Is it the Conception of St John the Baptist?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Romaios on September 23, 2013, 04:32:47 AM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.

Is your birthday today or tomorrow? (It would be the latter according to oc.net time...) I guess you know whose feast is tomorrow. :)

Many years to you!

Today, the 23.  :) And thank you.

Is it the Conception of St John the Baptist?


Today. Tomorrow is the feast day of St. Silouan.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on September 23, 2013, 04:37:17 AM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.

Is your birthday today or tomorrow? (It would be the latter according to oc.net time...) I guess you know whose feast is tomorrow. :)

Many years to you!

Today, the 23.  :) And thank you.

Is it the Conception of St John the Baptist?


Today. Tomorrow is the feast day of St. Silouan.

Yeah, that's right.  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on November 03, 2013, 05:26:02 AM
I attended Swedish liturgy today. I'm a bit embarassed as I understood only something like 70% despite years of learning. I felt a bit schizophrenic as my brains started automatically to translate everything into Finnish despite the fact that I understood much without translating. It would be a lot easier if could concentrate on listening and understanding without translating anything. Now it felt like I was listening to two languages at same time.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: WPM on November 03, 2013, 10:57:25 AM
Can I be a member of the Finnish Orthodox Church? ..  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on November 03, 2013, 10:59:24 AM
Can I be a member of the Finnish Orthodox Church? ..  :)

If you don't live in Finland, why you'd like to do that? Orthodoxy is Orthodoxy irregardless of jurisdiction, rite or geographic location.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: WPM on November 03, 2013, 11:01:28 AM
Can I be a member of the Finnish Orthodox Church? ..  :)

If you don't live in Finland, why you'd like to do that? Orthodoxy is Orthodoxy irregardless of jurisdiction, rite or geographic location.

Because I like the Norway, Sweden, and Finland regions of Europe. Denmark too
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: ialmisry on November 03, 2013, 06:26:03 PM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.
That's my preference, but then I'm not a Finn-my folk came from the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway.

A Scandinavian Arab?
They mixed in America.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: hecma925 on November 03, 2013, 09:24:26 PM
Can I be a member of the Finnish Orthodox Church? ..  :)

If you don't live in Finland, why you'd like to do that? Orthodoxy is Orthodoxy irregardless of jurisdiction, rite or geographic location.

Because I like the Norway, Sweden, and Finland regions of Europe. Denmark too

Go to a Greek Church.  They have the same Patriarch. ;)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Jetavan on November 08, 2013, 04:27:32 PM
Not sure when Iceland is considered to have departed Orthodoxy, but here is the Icelandic indie-folk group Árstíðir singing Kolbein Tumason's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolbeinn_Tumason) (d. 1208) classic Icelandic hymn, "Heyr Himna Smiður (http://youtu.be/_yYcq1_Vxco)" ("Hear, Heavenly Creator").

Lyrics:

Heyr, himna smiður,
hvers skáldið biður.
Komi mjúk til mín
miskunnin þín.
Því heit eg á þig,
þú hefur skaptan mig.
Eg er þrællinn þinn,
þú ert drottinn minn.
Guð, heit eg á þig,
að þú græðir mig.
Minnst þú, mildingur, mín,
mest þurfum þín.
Ryð þú, röðla gramur,
ríklyndur og framur,
hölds hverri sorg
úr hjartaborg.
Gæt þú, mildingur, mín,
mest þurfum þín,
helzt hverja stund
á hölda grund.
Send þú, meyjar mögur,
málsefnin fögur,
öll er hjálp af þér,
í hjarta mér.

(Listen, smith of the heavens,
what the poet asks.
May softly come unto me
thy mercy.
So I call on thee,
for thou hast created me.
I am thy slave,
thou art my Lord.
God, I call on thee
to heal me.
Remember me, mild one.
Most we need thee.
Drive out, O king of suns,
generous and great,
every human sorrow
from the city of the heart.
Watch over me, mild one,
Most we need thee,
truly every moment
in the world of men.
send us, son of the virgin,
good causes,
all aid is from thee,
in my heart.)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Shanghaiski on November 09, 2013, 02:00:39 PM
Actually, now when I think about it, uniting under the finnish church would be kind of awesome. The Church of the North!

It's Nidaros or nothing, sorry!

Hmm... Archbishop of Nidaros and All the North... sounds good, but you'll have to take it up with the finns.
That's my preference, but then I'm not a Finn-my folk came from the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway.

A Scandinavian Arab?
They mixed in America.

That must have been interesting.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on November 09, 2013, 02:10:49 PM
Not sure when Iceland is considered to have departed Orthodoxy, but here is the Icelandic indie-folk group Árstíðir singing Kolbein Tumason's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolbeinn_Tumason) (d. 1208) classic Icelandic hymn, "Heyr Himna Smiður (http://youtu.be/_yYcq1_Vxco)" ("Hear, Heavenly Creator").

Lyrics:

Heyr, himna smiður,
hvers skáldið biður.
Komi mjúk til mín
miskunnin þín.
Því heit eg á þig,
þú hefur skaptan mig.
Eg er þrællinn þinn,
þú ert drottinn minn.
Guð, heit eg á þig,
að þú græðir mig.
Minnst þú, mildingur, mín,
mest þurfum þín.
Ryð þú, röðla gramur,
ríklyndur og framur,
hölds hverri sorg
úr hjartaborg.
Gæt þú, mildingur, mín,
mest þurfum þín,
helzt hverja stund
á hölda grund.
Send þú, meyjar mögur,
málsefnin fögur,
öll er hjálp af þér,
í hjarta mér.

(Listen, smith of the heavens,
what the poet asks.
May softly come unto me
thy mercy.
So I call on thee,
for thou hast created me.
I am thy slave,
thou art my Lord.
God, I call on thee
to heal me.
Remember me, mild one.
Most we need thee.
Drive out, O king of suns,
generous and great,
every human sorrow
from the city of the heart.
Watch over me, mild one,
Most we need thee,
truly every moment
in the world of men.
send us, son of the virgin,
good causes,
all aid is from thee,
in my heart.)

Nice.  :)

I can understand some of it.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 12, 2013, 12:25:15 PM
Glada Luciadagen! I was going to attend Swedish vespers but ended up attending Finnish one instead. Anyway, happy feast!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 12, 2013, 12:28:30 PM
Isn't St. Lucy's Day tomorrow?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 12, 2013, 12:32:35 PM
Isn't St. Lucy's Day tomorrow?

It's already past 6pm  here.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 12, 2013, 12:40:45 PM
Isn't St. Lucy's Day tomorrow?

It's already past 6pm  here.

Oh, right. Well, in that case:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z8LwZDEiNk0

Glædelig Luciadag.  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: mabsoota on December 12, 2013, 02:04:35 PM
happy saint lucy's day!
when i was a small child, for some reason my very english school decided to add a saint lucy's day parade (ok, a short walk of a few girls in a line to then stand on stage looking geeky) to the Christmas play.
i got to be saint lucy!
it was the only time i had a leadership role in my whole school life (e.g. in another play, i was a cucumber...) so it was really memorable, and i performed my 5 metre walk like a diva under the hollywood lights (or so it seemed to me!)

the only sad part was that the teachers changed the plan for me to have real candles on my headress at the last minute  :(
i had to have rubbish paper shapes painted like candles instead, which were nearly not ready in time!
i was ready to have hot wax drip on my head in return for my 5 minutes of fame...
 ;)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 12, 2013, 02:27:24 PM
happy saint lucy's day!
when i was a small child, for some reason my very english school decided to add a saint lucy's day parade (ok, a short walk of a few girls in a line to then stand on stage looking geeky) to the Christmas play.
i got to be saint lucy!
it was the only time i had a leadership role in my whole school life (e.g. in another play, i was a cucumber...) so it was really memorable, and i performed my 5 metre walk like a diva under the hollywood lights (or so it seemed to me!)

the only sad part was that the teachers changed the plan for me to have real candles on my headress at the last minute  :(
i had to have rubbish paper shapes painted like candles instead, which were nearly not ready in time!
i was ready to have hot wax drip on my head in return for my 5 minutes of fame...
 ;)

So, did you also sing?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: biro on December 12, 2013, 06:00:43 PM
Isn't St. Lucy's Day tomorrow?

It's already past 6pm  here.

It's always St. Lucy's Day somewhere!  ;)

I like her.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: mabsoota on December 13, 2013, 07:37:05 AM
i don't remember.
it was before i was thrown out of the school choir, aged 10, though, so possibly.
(i committed the unforgivable sin of continuing to chat to another child after the teacher entered the room)

it was just a small interlude before the main part of the Christmas play, i never found out much about saint lucia before discovering this forum!
 :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 13, 2013, 09:39:10 AM
i don't remember.
it was before i was thrown out of the school choir, aged 10, though, so possibly.
(i committed the unforgivable sin of continuing to chat to another child after the teacher entered the room)

it was just a small interlude before the main part of the Christmas play, i never found out much about saint lucia before discovering this forum!
 :)

Don't worry, I highly doubt that most danes know anything about her either.  :)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 13, 2013, 10:30:08 AM
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Jungfrumartyren Lucia 13.12.

I början av 300-talet, blev de kristna strängt förföljda i det Romerska riket. Många fick lida martyrdöden för den ortodoxa trons skull. En av dem var en ung flicka vid namn Lucia.

http://www.ort.fi/kirkkovuosi/jungfrumartyren-lucia-1312 (http://www.ort.fi/kirkkovuosi/jungfrumartyren-lucia-1312)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 15, 2013, 04:56:35 PM
This is great.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eil2GwiUcg
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 23, 2013, 02:39:56 PM
A russian pilgrimage to Finland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZefSiRQIcw
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 23, 2013, 03:53:21 PM
A russian pilgrimage to Finland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZefSiRQIcw

They seemed to have visited only this monastery:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Valamo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Valamo)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on December 23, 2013, 04:18:49 PM
A russian pilgrimage to Finland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZefSiRQIcw

They seemed to have visited only this monastery:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Valamo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Valamo)

Yeah, it seems so.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on June 09, 2014, 09:34:31 AM
Nuns in Norway.  :)

http://www.nrk.no/mr/starta-kloster-i-norddal-1.11714475
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Aedificare on June 27, 2014, 10:01:45 AM
New metropolit of the Greek and Finnish Orthodox in all of Scandinavia.
(http://www.amen.gr/images/articles/article_18140/article_18140_63925.jpg)

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Metropolit Kleopas biskopsvigning och installation

Istanbul. Metropolit electus Kleopas Strongylis vigdes i dag, den 21 maj 2014, på Konstantin och Helenas festdag till biskop av den ekumeniske patriarken Bartholomaios i St. Georgios kyrka i Fanar i Istanbul. .....

Metropolit Kleopas Strongylis av Sverige och Skandinavien (hans namn i världen var Panagiotis Strongylis) föddes i Athen 1966. Han läste teologi vid Athens universitet och Rizareios teologiska högskola ....

Ekumeniska patriarkatets metropolit av Sverige och Skandinavien ansvarar för de grekisk-ortodoxa och finsk-ortodoxa församlingarna i Sverige, Norge, Danmark och Island. Han är också ordförande i Skandinaviska ortodoxa biskopsmötet.

http://ortodoxakyrkan.org/2014/05/21/metropolit-kleopas-biskopsvigning-och-installation/

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METROPOLITT KLEOPAS BESØK I OSLO

Søndag 22. juni var metropolitt Kleopas på visitas i den greske kirken i Oslo. Det ble en fantastisk hyggelig dag for alle fremmøtte. Metropolitten kom til menigheten kun en uke etter sin innsettelse i Stockholm, noe som viser hvor viktig menigheten er. Metropolitten viste stor  varme og imøtekommenhet.  F.Christoforos og f.Olav fra Paris-exarkatet koncelebrerte.  Flere bønner og evangeliet ble lest på norsk. Metropolitten understreket hvor viktig det er at norsk også brukes i gudstjenestene. Han ønsket at kontakten mellom våre bispedømmer skal  være så god som mulig ....

http://www.ortodoksmoss.com/2014/06/metropolitt-kleopas-besk-i-oslo-sndag-22.html
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on October 05, 2014, 10:27:29 AM
Liturgi med Helsingfors ortodoxa församling (http://arenan.yle.fi/radio/2375430)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on November 14, 2014, 07:44:31 AM
Munk i Norge.  :)

http://www.nrk.no/sognogfjordane/han-er-munk-ved-stad-1.12040500
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 23, 2014, 05:21:54 PM
Finska ärkebiskops julhälsning:

http://ort.fi/kirkkovuosi/karjalan-ja-koko-suomen-arkkipiispa-leon-joulutervehdys
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Tommelomsky on January 21, 2015, 01:13:42 AM
Munk i Norge.  :)

http://www.nrk.no/sognogfjordane/han-er-munk-ved-stad-1.12040500

Og nå er han blitt i selskap med Fr Anthipa og Fr Aghatanghelos.
Dessuten, er et kvinnekloster i formasjon bare mil unna.

:)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Syriac.Aramaic on January 21, 2015, 05:23:45 AM
Ser man på, visste inte att denna tråd existerade. Härligt.
Gillade klippet med ryska pilgrimer som besökte nye valamo.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on January 22, 2015, 02:11:37 PM
The recently ordained metropolitan of Uleåborg is a Finn but a fluent in Swedish. IIRC  he used to live in Sweden. Hoping to see him use Swedish more frequently than other local bishops.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Kostya on January 22, 2015, 02:43:05 PM
Does Asatru mean something different in Norway? In the US, it means neopagans who worship the Norse gods.

Literally, "Ekte Asatru" means "Genuine God-belief". If you look up any video on youtube of Norwegian folk music, metal, or anything to do with the Vikings, you have a million comments from morons the world over saying "HAIL ODIN!" etc. I think the name was a tongue-in-cheek way of getting the attention of those people.

I used to be the most serious metalhead you could ever meet, but I gave it up entirely because of the prevalence of those pagan clowns and their ideology/Playskool religion in the music.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on March 02, 2015, 03:53:10 PM
Gudstjänst Helsingfors ortodoxa församling
http://arenan.yle.fi/radio/2615305

Not a video this time but some might enjoy it anyway.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on March 08, 2015, 08:06:48 AM
HM the king of Sweden visited an Orthodox church in Villlmanstrand. Fr. Timo served a short prayer service and the choir sang many years to His Majesty. The king and the queen received two hand-painted icons of Our Lady of Konevets as a gift from the parish.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/1957624_796259730423103_5202907610174775737_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoibCJ9)

Last time a head of state visited this church was in 1891. The head of state was tsar Alexander III.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: wgw on March 08, 2015, 08:56:12 AM
The beautiful phelonion and the dark purple kamilavka go well with the Nordic Cross flag of Sweden.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on April 25, 2015, 08:12:19 AM
(http://venturevillage.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tumblr_lu47255Orm1qky29bo1_400.png)
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on April 25, 2015, 09:31:16 AM
(http://venturevillage.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tumblr_lu47255Orm1qky29bo1_400.png)

Väinämöinen?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on May 05, 2015, 11:00:13 AM
Mitt svenska kundskaper är ganska  dålig eftersom jag har nästan aldrig hade inga möjligheter då jag kunde använda det språket. Jag kommer från ett finskspråkig familj och jag har vuxit och levat i helt finskspråkig område och så  har alltid haft inga svenskspråkig vänner. Jag skulle vilja ändå lära mera svenska så jag tänkte att kanske jag kunde börja översätta några finska ortodoxa texter, nyheter och sådan till svenska till den här råden.

Vad tycker du om den här idén? Jag ska göra många fel men jag hoppas att du skulle förstå vad jag menar i alla fall och det finns inte mycket information om Finska Ortodoxa Kyrkan utanför Finland. Kanske någon av dig skulle vara intresserad av våra kyrkan.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on May 05, 2015, 01:22:05 PM
Mitt svenska kundskaper är ganska  dålig eftersom jag har nästan aldrig hade inga möjligheter då jag kunde använda det språket. Jag kommer från ett finskspråkig familj och jag har vuxit och levat i helt finskspråkig område och så  har alltid haft inga svenskspråkig vänner. Jag skulle vilja ändå lära mera svenska så jag tänkte att kanske jag kunde börja översätta några finska ortodoxa texter, nyheter och sådan till svenska till den här råden.

Vad tycker du om den här idén? Jag ska göra många fel men jag hoppas att du skulle förstå vad jag menar i alla fall och det finns inte mycket information om Finska Ortodoxa Kyrkan utanför Finland. Kanske någon av dig skulle vara intresserad av våra kyrkan.

I think your swedish is fine. I, at least, can understand it.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on May 05, 2015, 01:54:45 PM
Kul. :) Vi hade en obligatorisk svenska kursen i universitet men jag hade inte skrivat eller talat på svenska efter den utom några korta e-posten i jobbet. Tänkte att om jag skrivade någonting pä min fritid kanske jag vågade att tala också en dag.

Hur likadant är danska och svenska? Kan svenskar förstå vad danskar talar om utan översättning?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Ansgar on May 05, 2015, 02:12:53 PM
Kul. :) Vi hade en obligatorisk svenska kursen i universitet men jag hade inte skrivat eller talat på svenska efter den utom några korta e-posten i jobbet. Tänkte att om jag skrivade någonting pä min fritid kanske jag vågade att tala också en dag.

Hur likadant är danska och svenska? Kan svenskar förstå vad danskar talar om utan översättning?
¨

Danish and swedish are pretty close, though not as much as danish and norwegian. I think it is safe to say that most danes would be able to read swedish just fine, but many would probably have to pay close attention in order to understand spoken swedish. I can imagine it being similar the other way around.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: sestir on October 18, 2015, 03:41:20 PM
Vad använder Orthodoxa i Sverige för bibelöversättning(ar)?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: hecma925 on December 12, 2015, 08:33:33 AM
Metropolitan Cleopas' Speech at the Press Conference Annunciation Greek Orthodox Community, Olso, Friday, September 11, 2015 (http://www.greskorthodokskirke.no/Arkiv/Oslo%20Press%20Conference.pdf)
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Looking to promote the ascetic tradition of the Orthodox Church, our Metropolis is preparing to open its first monastery on December 6th - the St. Nicholas Hermitage in Rättvik, Sweden, located 300 kilometers from Stockholm. Renovation works are already underway and I expect that they shall be completed within the coming weeks.

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On Sunday 16 November 2014 a ceremony took place in the Cathedral of Saint George in Stockholm transferring the
Hesychasterion* of Saint Nicholas in Rattvik to the Holy Metropolis of Sweden and all Scandinavia.
In his homily, His Eminence Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden said: "Our earnest desire and goal was to establish a
monastery to attract both Christians and non to a spiritual center of prayer, asceticism and spiritual reflection for our
Orthodox brethren in the five countries that make up the Metropolis of Sweden. The soul of the blessed founder of the
Hesychasterion, Archimandrite Eusebios Vittis, must be rejoicing and resting after the memorial service we conducted
for him today. The transfer of the Hesychasterion to the Holy Metropolis was his innermost desire."

http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2014/11/the-metropolis-of-sweden-acquires.html
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Vt-yb43baO8/VHC5w7mKNzI/AAAAAAAArag/88u4Mo_WWyE/s1600/souidia-3.jpg)

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The Monastery was founded by Eusebius Vitti in 1973. After Vitti’s final journey to Greece in 1980 and his death in 2010, the task of maintaining the monastery was undertaken by the Orthodox Brotherhood “Agios Nikolaos.” The monastery was completely destroyed by a fire in October 2010. Over the next years, a new building was constructed, which remained uninhabited until October 2014, when the Metropolis of Sweden undertook the task of completing its thorough renovation. This hermitage is the first Greek Orthodox monastery in Sweden and all Scandinavia.

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2015/12/11/first-greek-orthodox-monastery-in-scandinavia/


(http://eu.greekreporter.com/files/scandinavia-monastery.jpg)


Lots of pictures on the Metropolis FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=792413747547564&id=668498126605794
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 12, 2015, 10:33:20 AM
Good to hear new like that. The monastery could be consecrated to one of the Scandinavian monastic Saints.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on December 12, 2015, 10:36:41 AM
Vad använder Orthodoxa i Sverige för bibelöversättning(ar)?

Vet inte det men jag känner en svensk ortodox som kanske vetade mera om saken. Ville du veta om svenska översättningar eller om något andra språket?
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: hecma925 on December 12, 2015, 01:22:47 PM
Good to hear new like that. The monastery could be consecrated to one of the Scandinavian monastic Saints.
It's already dedicated to St. Nicholas, everyone's favorite saint.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: orthonorm on December 12, 2015, 05:19:51 PM
(http://venturevillage.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tumblr_lu47255Orm1qky29bo1_400.png)

Lol
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: sestir on December 19, 2015, 12:57:11 PM
Ville du veta om svenska översättningar eller om något andra språket?
Om översättningar till svenska. Jag kan inte komma på någon som skulle passa bättre än de övriga genom att ha t. ex. gamla testamentet enligt Septuaginta och ändå ha med de deuterokanoniska (deutero canonical) böckerna.
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 23, 2016, 04:13:11 AM
Jag vet inte om vi har inga Skandinaviska kvar här men på söndag skickas svenskspråkig liturgi i Finska radion. Jag tror att man kan lyssna på den också på nätet.

http://www.ort.fi/artikkelit/ortodox-liturgi-fran-nya-valamo-kloster-259

Radio Vega kan man lyssna i följande addressen.

http://arenan.yle.fi/radio/direkt
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: RaphaCam on September 23, 2016, 05:16:06 PM
Herr Mannelig, Herr Mannelig, trolofven i mig
För det jag bjuder så gerna
I kunnen väl svara endast ja eller nej
Om i viljen eller ej
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: sestir on September 27, 2016, 08:21:20 AM
Jag vet inte om vi har inga Skandinaviska kvar här men på söndag skickas svenskspråkig liturgi i Finska radion.

Jodå, och jag fick till viss del svar på min fråga. Där användes Bibel2000.
Kiitos!
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Alpo on September 29, 2016, 03:10:57 PM
Jag vet inte om vi har inga Skandinaviska kvar här men på söndag skickas svenskspråkig liturgi i Finska radion.

Jodå, och jag fick till viss del svar på min fråga. Där användes Bibel2000.
Kiitos!

Bra. Jag hade glömt din fötfrågan.

Här kan man lyssna den sista söndagens liturgi. Jag tror att det är tillgänglig också på utomlands. Vet inte om kören men IIRC prästen och diakonen är svenskspråkiga.

http://arenan.yle.fi/1-3692128
Title: Re: Scandinavian Orthodoxy
Post by: Gorazd on October 15, 2018, 07:34:15 AM
Hi all,

Is there any information (in Norwegian, English or any other language) about the creation of St. Hallvard's parish in Oslo and the reasons that led to it?