The Nationalization of Liturgy in the Orthodox Church of Finland in the 1920s-30s
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CitationTakala-Roszczenko Maria. (2017). The Nationalization of Liturgy in the Orthodox Church of Finland in the 1920s-30s. Review of Ecumenical Studies Sibiu, 9 (2) , 154-172. 10.1515/ress-2017-0012.
The article explores the nationalization of the Orthodox liturgical tradition in Finland in the 1920s-30s. It was a process through which the Finnish Orthodox tried to remove signs of Russian heritage from their church culture in order to prove their loyalty to the newly independent Republic of Finland. The analysis of the national discourse reveals how the contemporary writers justified the nationalizing reforms.