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Summer Services III: Hymn in the Main Tent

Summer services (Suviseurat in Finnish) is the annual meeting of Conservative Laestadian movement. Leastadians are part of the Finnish Lutheran Church.

Summer services is the biggest spiritual meeting in Finland and one of the biggest summer festivals gathering somewhat 80000 people every year.

The four day program consist of sermons, hymns and the songs of Zion. The program is transmitted with the aid of loudspeakers all over the 270 acres festival area.

In 2018 Summer services were held in Äänekoski.

In the audio you can hear the Summer services goers singing a hymn in the main tent. Hymns and and songs of Zion are being sung between the sermons. Summer servicse are also broadcasted as a radio programme.

Sound, photo: Antti Makkonen


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1 min 49 s
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Recorded on June 28, 2018
Summer Services
Äänekoski, FINLAND
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