RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 148
Extent62 ff.
TitlePapers of the Revd. Sydney Linton: Finland
Date1948-Apr 1990
DescriptionNews of the Lutheran Church of Finland referring to developments in the Finnish Church life between 1948-1990. The newsletters, including from Rev C.B. Moss and Rev Sydney Linton, cover topics such as: marriage of divorced people; statistics; the new Catechism; the 25th anniversary of the Theological Faculty of Abo University; university refresher courses for clergy; clergy shortages; reconstruction work in 1949; teaching of Christianity and theological dissertations; Finnish scholarships to American Lutheran Pastors; co-operation between pastors and physicians in Finland; dedication of the Larkkulla foundation in Finland; the Church Pension Law; Finnish Missionary Society; appointment of the new Archbishop of Finland - Ilmari Salomies; the consecration of the new Bishop of Porvoo - G.O. Rosenquist; the 800th anniversary of Saint Henry work in Finland; women priests; the visit of Bishop Gulin of Tampere to Finnish Lutherans in Canada; Church-State relationships; the new Bishop of Helsinki - Aimo T. Nikolainen; the silver jubilees of the Diocese of Borga and Tampere; consecration of Dr Yrjo Sariola, Bishop of Lappo; the appointment of Dr Samuel Lehtonen as Bishop of Helsinki and John Vikstrom as Archbishop of Turku; the Swedish speaking diocese of Borga in Finland and a possible Finnish speaking diocese in Sweden; official translation of the Bible into Finnish; Bishops' meeting and elections to the Church Assembly in 1986; the first ordination of women on 6 Mar 1988. Feb 1949-Apr 1990.

Also includes a booklet by Rev W.R. Rinne on the relations between the Church of England and the Church of Finland, 1948; 'Church Advance in Finland 1945-1950' by Aleksi Lehtonen, Archbishop of Finland - extracts translated from Svenska Dagbladet; translation from Forsamlingsbladet, Helsingfors, Finland on the Church of England Commission on Women priests; Finnish Features booklet by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki on the Church in Finnish Society, Jun 1981; 'Bishop with five hundred congregations over the whole of the Soviet Union: 76-year-old Charles Kalnins has the toughest diocese' - translated from Kyrkpressen, 24 Nov 1988.
LanguageFinnish and English

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