Leo Makkonen
Archbishop of Finnish Orthodox Church
Leo Makkonen
Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland, head of the Finnish Orthodox Church, was born in Pielavesi in eastern Finland on June 4, 1948. After completing studies in 1972 at the Kuopio seminary, he was ordained deacon on 20 July 1973 and priest two days later. He was consecrated Bishop of Joensuu on 25 February 1979, then served as Metropolitan of Oulu from 1980-1996.
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    FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 48
    From 1996-2001 he served as Metropolitan of Helsinki, before taking up his post as Archbishop of Karelia; he was confirmed on 27 October 2001.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 31
    From 1979-1993 he served as chair of the Fellowship of Saints Sergius and Herman.
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    He was consecrated Bishop of Joensuu on 25 February 1979, then served as Metropolitan of Oulu from 1980-1996.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 24
    After completing studies in 1972 at the Kuopio seminary, he was ordained deacon on 20 July 1973 and priest two days later.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Age 0
    Born in 1948.
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