February 29-29 – Travel to Moscow, meeting in Koltushi with sister congregations of the Koltushi church.
March 11-13 – Meeting with Archbishop Tapio Luoma and Bishop Seppo Häkkinen in Finland.
March 15 – Participation in the worship service and a congregational meeting at St. John’s Estonian Congregation in St. Petersburg.
March 19-21 марта – Days of Eastern Work and meeting with ELCIR partners in Ryttylä, Finland. Bishop Emeritus Arri Kugappi participates as well.
March 25 – Meeting of the ELCIR Strategy Development Group in Koltushi.
March 26 – Bishop’s Council.
March 27 – Synodal Council.
April 4-5 – Lenten Church Days of Paul’s Synod (Paavalin synodi) in Lappi near Turku, Finland. Bishop Emeritus Arri Kugappi participates as well.
May 15 – Concordia Project in Israel. Rev. Yevgeni Raskatov, head of ELCIR Mission Office, participates in the project.
May 21 – Bishop’s Council.
May 22 – Synodal Council.
June 7 – Meeting with diocesan secretaries of the Diocese of Mikkeli in Koltushi.
June 12-14 – Participation in the summer meeting of Kylväjä (“The Sower”) Mission Society in Savonlinna, Finland.
June 14-17 – Participation in talks between The Russian Orthodox Church and The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland in Turku, Finland.
June 24-26 – Participation in a Finno-Ugric theological conference in Järvenpää, Finland.
June 26-28 – Bishop Emeritus Arri Kugappi participates in a spiritual summer festival in Reisjärvi.
June 27-28 – Participation in a Gospel festival in Turku, Finland.
July 10-12 – Participation in the spiritual summer meetings of Laestadianernas Fridsföreningars Förbund (LFF, a Laestadian association) in Larsmo, Finland.
July 13–August 9 – SUMMER VACATION
August 1-2 – Participation in a Christian summer festival in Kristiansand, Norway.
August 10-14 – Meeting of bishops of confessional churches in Latvia. Bishop Emeritus Arri Kugappi participates as well.
August 27 – Bishop’s Council.
August 28 – Synodal Council.
September 12 – Participation in Mission Days of Esikoiset ry (a Laestadian association) at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Helsinki, Finland.
September 24 – Bishop’s Council.
September 25 – Synodal Council.
October 9 – Synod
November 6 – Bishop Emeritus Arri Kugappi participates in Days of Cooperation with Russia at the Christian school in Kalajoki, Finland.
December 17 – Bishop’s Council.
December 18 – Synodal Council.
Photo credits: Liliann Keskinen