Tuesday 22.11 at 6 pm at Arkadia: A Good Apocalypse! a talk with music and prayer, held by Rev. Petri Tikka

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to A Good Apocalypse! a talk with music and prayer, held by Rev. Petri Tikka, on Tuesday 22.11 at 6 pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)



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Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Apocalypse – the complete and final destruction of the world. The final book of the Bible, the Revelation of John, is often called that or associated with it. With such bleak or even horrific views associated with Christianity, who may wonder why people are leaving the Church one by one and pastors are resorting to watered-down, even materialistic versions of faith?

In fact, Apocalypse simply means “revelation”. It is a lifting of the veil. So what is the ultimate fate of all of us? Is it truly hopeful or uncertain or even dreadful unless you’ve done the correct maneuvers? The Christian answer is surprising and involves us all in a good way. As the saying goes: all’s well that ends well.

Petri Tikka is a Lutheran scholar and pastor, known for his expertise on J. R. R. Tolkien and his languages. Tikka will offer his personal perspectives on what the Bible, especially Revelation, reveal about the wideness and actual certainty of hope. This assurance is not limited to only some. Regardless of our different world views, this Apocalyptic event will endeavor to ask what we can learn from what the Bible and ancient Christian tradition teach about the ultimately good fate of us all.

There will also be practical, but tasteful, spirituality in the form of hymns and prayers related to the End, which is also sometimes controversially known as the Restoration of All Things (or, Apokatastasis).