You are welcome to join the teaching and activities of our parish! In different groups and clubs you can get familiar with orthodox faith through conversations and activities.
TEACHING OF CATHECUMENS
Our parish has a course for people who are interested in joining the orthodox church. The course is open for everyone and does not obligate anyone to join the church. Welcome to join the course. More information from father Aleksander Roszczenko tel. 041 453 7271.
GET TO KNOW ORTHODOXY
Get to know orthodoxy, in Finnish “Ortodoksisuus tutuksi” is a series of lectures about orthodoxy. Dates for spring 2023 will be published later.
ICON PAINTING GROUPS
All these icon painting groups gather at the Parish house, downstairs in the icon painting room. The entrance is downstairs next to the door of Betlehem.
Luukas Icon painting group
On Mondays at 18. Guided by Sirkka Kaltiainen-Ripatti.
Icon painting for young people
On Tuesdays at 18. Guided by Sirkka Kaltiainen-Ripatti, tel. 050 436 7923, sirkkakaltiainenripatti(at)hotmail.com
Tuesday Icon painters
On Tuesdays from 12 to 17. Guided by Kaija Hassinen tel. 050 324 2795. ja Eija-Helena Kettunen tel. 050 537 1253.
Luukas- icon painting group
On Wednesdays from 13 to 15.30. Guided by Elizaveta Korpelainen, tel. 050 336 9035.
Kiihtelys Tuesday club
At Kiihtelyspiha clubhouse, Kullankukantie 4, Kiihtelysvaara.
More info: Eero Leppänen tel. 050 65 670
Hoilola-Saaroinen Tuesday club
At Hoilola St. Nicholas church. More info: Seija Mantsinen tel. 0400 943 960.
Hammaslahti Tuesday club
More info: Paavo Ryhänen tel. 040 529 4079.
Lieksa Tuesday club
Kitee Tuesday club
At Kitee St. Trinity Church, once a month after Thursday vespers.
Ilomantsi Tuesday club
Once a month at St. Elia church at 12. More info in Pogostan Sanomat-magazine.
BOOK READING CLUB
More info Sari Vatanen, tel. 050 500 2023, sähköposti: sari.vatanen(at)edu.ilomantsi.fi
At Parish Hall, downstairs
More info: Pirkko Iltola tel. 040 4160 645
Handicraft club on Mondays from 13 to 15 at parish hall downstairs. aanantaisin klo 13-15. More info: Marja-Leena Raitomäki tel. 050 496 0738
Come to sing with us! More info at church music page!
BESSOUDA, HANDICRAFT AND TRADITION CLUB
On Mondays from 17 to 20 at parish hall downstairs. More info: Leena Jääskeläinen tel. 040 847 1085, leena.jaask(at)gmail.com
A club of discourse for men at parish hall.
More info: deacon Jorma Pöntinen tel. 045 665 6765
ILJA KNITTERS (Iljan neulojat)
More info: Silja Palviainen tel. 040 765 1029
On Thursdays at Lieksa orthodox parish hall (Saavankatu 2, Lieksa) from 12 to 15