Which church for my town?

Nukie

Pigeon
Hello everyone, a big thank you to all those that contribute to the board :like: :).

After hearing meister Roosh talking about the Orthodox church it made me curios to attend Divine Liturgi, and it turns out there are some in my town - Stockholm, Sweden. Which one would you recommend? (please use translate which Chrome and maybe other browsers have)

Greek antiochian - http://www.johannesdamaskus.se/about/

Greek - www.ortodoxakyrkan.se/stockholms-forsamling

Greek - https://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankt_Georgios_kyrka,_Stockholm

Finish - http://www.ortodox-finsk.se/om-oss/om-finsk-ortodoxa-forsamlingen-i-sverige/

Russian - http://ryskaortodoxakyrkan.se/3/historia.html

Syrian - https://www.kyrktorget.se/stpetruskyrkan
 

Aboulia

Woodpecker
While I can't make a decision for you, I'd avoid the Syrian. Look for one that celebrates the Divine Liturgy in a language you understand.
 

jarlo

Woodpecker
There's no commitment to attend only one church while inquiring. Send emails to the priests at the churches you're interested in about visiting, and then go to a service and see what vibe you get from the priest and parishioners. Once you find a good one, just keep going there!
 

Posadskiy

Pigeon
Hello everyone, a big thank you to all those that contribute to the board :like: :).

After hearing meister Roosh talking about the Orthodox church it made me curios to attend Divine Liturgi, and it turns out there are some in my town - Stockholm, Sweden. Which one would you recommend? (please use translate which Chrome and maybe other browsers have)

Greek antiochian - http://www.johannesdamaskus.se/about/
Recommend checking this out. Services in Arabic, Greek, and some Swedish and English.
Schismatic, this is not part of the canonical Orthodox Church.
Ecumenical Patriarchate. Not formally outside the Church but this is not mainstream Orthodoxy anymore.
https://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankt_Georgios_kyrka,_Stockholm
The Finnish church is canonical but is not as traditional as the other options.
This is under the Bulgarian Church. Recommend.
The Syriac group is non-Chalcedonian, has not been in communion with the canonical Orthodox Church for more than a millennium.
 

Nukie

Pigeon
Recommend checking this out. Services in Arabic, Greek, and some Swedish and English.

Schismatic, this is not part of the canonical Orthodox Church.

Ecumenical Patriarchate. Not formally outside the Church but this is not mainstream Orthodoxy anymore.
https://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankt_Georgios_kyrka,_Stockholm

The Finnish church is canonical but is not as traditional as the other options.

This is under the Bulgarian Church. Recommend.

The Syriac group is non-Chalcedonian, has not been in communion with the canonical Orthodox Church for more than a millennium.
Wow, thank you :) :like:
 

Nukie

Pigeon
There's no commitment to attend only one church while inquiring. Send emails to the priests at the churches you're interested in about visiting, and then go to a service and see what vibe you get from the priest and parishioners. Once you find a good one, just keep going there
Alright, thank you for the suggestion:):like:
 

eldkv

Chicken
A quick search and I found some details on Swedish-language Orthodox services.

From 2019: https://orthochristian.com/125021.html
Only one Orthodox parish in Stockholm (the parish of the Serbian Patriarchate in honor of St. Anna of Novgorod) holds regular services in Swedish.

Here are the links to the St. Anna's facebook and webpage, but those pages say that right now the liturgies are cancelled due to Covid restrictions:

Heliga Annas ortodoxa församling Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ortodoxstockholmuppsala/

Heliga Annas ortodoxa församling Stockholm-Uppsala webpage: http://www.heligaanna.se/stockholm-2/


Another article, this one from 2014, that includes information about the Saint Anna's mission churches: Carrying the Common Tradition: Conversion and Orthodox Parish Life in Today’s Sweden.
 
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Nukie

Pigeon
A quick search and I found some details on Swedish-language Orthodox services.

From 2019: https://orthochristian.com/125021.html


Here are the links to the St. Anna's facebook and webpage, but those pages say that right now the liturgies are cancelled due to Covid restrictions:

Heliga Annas ortodoxa församling Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ortodoxstockholmuppsala/

Heliga Annas ortodoxa församling Stockholm-Uppsala webpage: http://www.heligaanna.se/stockholm-2/


Another article, this one from 2014, that includes information about the Saint Anna's mission churches: Carrying the Common Tradition: Conversion and Orthodox Parish Life in Today’s Sweden.
Thank you eldkv, God bless you :)
 

Pecadora

Chicken
There's no commitment to attend only one church while inquiring. Send emails to the priests at the churches you're interested in about visiting, and then go to a service and see what vibe you get from the priest and parishioners. Once you find a good one, just keep going there!
I agree. There are a lot of factors, and even if you the decide the first one you visit is the one for you; you should see others to be sure it's where God wants you to be, and not where you want to be
 
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