'Sacrament of (Be)longing' : Analysis of Finnish Lutheran and Orthodox Christian Eucharistic Practices amid Absence and Estrangement

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Ahonen , T , Mikkola , S , Kallatsa , L & Metso , P 2022 , ' 'Sacrament of (Be)longing' : Analysis of Finnish Lutheran and Orthodox Christian Eucharistic Practices amid Absence and Estrangement ' , Exchange , vol. 51 , pp. 39-60 . https://doi.org/10.1163/1572543X-20221618

Title: 'Sacrament of (Be)longing' : Analysis of Finnish Lutheran and Orthodox Christian Eucharistic Practices amid Absence and Estrangement
Author: Ahonen, Talvikki; Mikkola, Sini; Kallatsa, Laura; Metso, Pekka
Contributor organization: Department of Cultures
Date: 2022-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 22
Belongs to series: Exchange
ISSN: 0166-2740
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/1572543X-20221618
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/346391
Abstract: This article addresses eucharistic and communal transformations of two local Finnish churches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) and the Orthodox Church of Finland (ocF), amid the coven-19 pandemic and precautions. We analyze how eucharistic practices have transformed in the ELCF and the OCF and the ways these transformations are reflected in the experiences of both parishioners and pastors. The data consist of four questionnaires (N = 739) collected from Lutheran and Orthodox believers and Lutheran vicars during the pandemic. Our results indicate that the significance of belonging was emphasized during the time of social distancing. While among those in the ELCF, experiences of belonging were manifested in terms of Eucharist, among those in the OCR, belonging was most often reflected in relation to liturgical community. The differences in eucharistic theologies of the OCF and the ELCF have perhaps become more visible in exceptional circumstances.
Subject: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Orthodox Church of Finland
COVID-19
Eucharist
ecclesiology
community
communion
614 Theology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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