The Week in Pictures: August 12 – 18, 2019

The news in pictures. A selection of photographs from around the Orthodox world, covering a variety of topics from church celebrations to folk events and spiritual life.

The villagers from the village of Satulung-Săcele, Brașov county, wearing folk costumes to mark the 200th anniversary of the consecration of their church dedicated to the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. Photo: Metropolis of Transylvania
The Dormition Fast is the only period in which the Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the historical church-monument of the Nicula Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Arhid. Dan Văscu
Deacons censing at the procession with the Holy Epitaph around the Patriarchal Cathedral, which took place after the Lamentations of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Photo: Basilica.ro / Raluca Ene
Children carrying church banners in procession at Moisei Monastery on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Photo: Facebook / Moisei Monastery
Believers venerating the holy relics of St Philothea of Arges at the patronal feast of Curtea de Arges Monastery. Photo: Argeș & Muscel Archdiocese
Bishop Vincentiu of Slobozia and Călărași officiated a memorial service for all the sailors who fell on duty at the Cross of the Navy Heroes on the bank of Danube’s Borcea branch. Photo: Slobozia & Călărași Diocese
Metropolitan Innocentios of Burundi and Rwanda blessing children at the traditional pilgrimage at Nicula Monastery. Photo: Radio Renasterea
Fr Iustin Popovici holding in his arms the young girl of a priest at Firiteaz village, Arad county. Photo: Instagram / Iustin Popovici
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia in his office. Photo: Facebook / Fr. Igor Palkin
His Grace Bishop Iustin together with the believers on the “Road to the Wood Cathedrals of Maramureș”. Photo: Facebook / Maramureș & Sătmar Diocese
Georgian Orthodox wedding in traditional costumes, in Kazbek mountain, at 4100m altitude. Photo: Twitter / ikhthús

 

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