On Easter Monday, prayers and a demonstration for peace in Ukraine will be held at Helsinki’s Senate Square. The event will be broadcast live Yle Arena.
An ecumenical prayer of peace is held on the steps of the cathedral, organized by the Evangelical Lutheran congregations in Helsinki, the Helsinki Orthodox Church, the Finnish Catholic Church and the Helsinki Ecumenical Council.
Archbishop Leo The Finnish state-backed Orthodox Church has condemned "bad war" and urged the Russian Orthodox Church to respond to the patriarch Kirill Moscow stops supporting Ukraine’s attack.
The event starts at noon. The Cantores Minores Choir and the St. Andrew’s Orthodox Youth Choir will perform at the event.
The event begins with the ringing of peace bells, at which time the bells of various denominations around Helsinki will be connected to the Cathedral Bells.
After the prayers, at about 12.25 pm, a demonstration in support of Ukraine is planned for the Senate Square, organized by the Ukrainian Association in Finland.
Dibrova, Haavisto to speak
Foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) and the Ambassador of Ukraine to Finland, Olga Dibrova, are speaking at the event. Singers Maija Vilkkumaa and Elias Gould will occur Finland Jean Sibelius (1899).
"Contra Spem Spero" ("Unlike everything Hope I Hope," 1890), Ukrainian poet Lesja Ukrainka (1871-1913), is also heard in Finnish and Ukrainian.
After the prayer ceremony, the Ukrainian Association plans to hold a giant Ukrainian flag on the steps of the cathedral.
The cathedral was completed in 1852 in honor of the Grand Duchess of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, during 108 years of Russian rule.
Like Good Friday, Easter Monday is a national holiday, and most offices and many shops are closed.
Source: The Nordic Page