Mission Province Ordination: Video and More Pictures

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History made: first ordination by Bishop Matti

[Update: an earlier version of this article mistakenly referred to David Jackson as a representative of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. He is in fact a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England.] I wasn't able to be there, but from all accounts the ordination of four men into the office of the…

Bishop Väisänen’s response

For background, see here. Here is the text of the legal response by bishop Matti Väisänen to the disciplinary charge against him by the Tampere Cathedral Chapter, dated 27 July 2010. As is now known, the Cathedral Chapter decided on 11 August 2010 to divest bishop Väisänen of clerical standing in the Evangelical Lutheran Church…

Finnish Mission Province bishop defrocked

Bishop Matti Väisänen, recently consecrated as assistant bishop in the Mission Province in Sweden and Finland, has been defrocked by the Tampere Cathedral Chapter. There's an inaccurate English-language report on the matter on the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation's web page. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer…