Assistant Professor

I am the acting professor of church music (Orthodox) at the UEF School of Theology. As the vice-head of the School of Theology, I am in charge of the study programme of Orthodox theology.

My work consists of teaching and researching in the School of Theology. In my doctoral dissertation (2013), I investigated the Latinization of the Eastern Rite liturgy in the 17th-18th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the context of the Feast of the Holy Eucharist (Corpus Christi). My research interests today include, for example, community-making in Orthodox worship, national discourses in early 20th-century Finnish Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy as lived religion. I am in the editorial board of three academic journals: Ortodoksia, The Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music, and

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School of Theology, Orthodox Theology



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Teaching Activities

My lectures focus on different aspects of Eastern Rite church music. I teach students of church music and theology from basic to advanced level. I also supervise theses on all levels: candidate, master, and doctoral (within SCE doctoral programme).

Societal Activities

I am the vice-chairperson and the editorial secretary of the International Society of Orthodox Church Music. I am also a board member and the treasurer of the Finnish Society of Byzantine Music. From the spring of 2021, I have also been a member of Filantropia (Orthodox Church Aid and Missions).