Köyliön Kirkkokari
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This islet is the only place of Roman Catholic pilgrimage in Finland. Henry the bishop of Finland was murdered on the frozen Köyliö lake c. 20 January 1156 and became a Saint. The islet on that lake is Catholic place of pilgrimage.
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bobbobjil
London Colney, UK1 contribution
Dec 2017 • Solo
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Written 16 April 2018
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Hank Haricot
Geneva, Switzerland158 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
During the winter months the frozen lake around Kirkkokari has extensive ice and skiing tracks. The main activity is kicksledging (potkukelkkailu), with free kicksledges provided! Skiing (traditional and skating), ice skating and walking are also options. Bring your own snacks and thermos with hot beverage, no food is provided for or sold. The lake and the surrounding area are beautiful, but beware that even a slight breeze on the ice-covered lake can quickly feel, ehhm, freezing. For additional information refer to Facebook’s “I love Köyliönjärvi” group.
Written 25 February 2018
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Hank Haricot
Geneva, Switzerland158 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Kirkkokari is an islet which is the only Roman Catholic place of pilgrimage in Finland. Saint Henry, the bishop of Finland, was murdered on the frozen lake Köyliö in 1156. The islet is the closest to the actual spot where he was killed. The islet is very small and contains a memorial to the Christianization of Finland, an altar and the foundation stones of a chapel that centuries ago stood there. The islet can only be reached by boat. The best time to come is during the annual pilgrimage's memorial service, which is on the last pre-Midsummer Sunday (in Finnish: juhannusta edeltävänä sunnuntaina) when a small ferry operates. The full pilgrimage route is at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Henry%27s_Way.
Written 17 August 2016
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