The Week in Pictures: August 19-25, 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.

Bishop Justin of Maramureș & Sătmar joins children in creative activities at Rozavlea – Șesu Mănăstirii Childrens’ retreat. © Maramureș Diocese
Patriarch Kirill blesses fruit on the Feast of the Transfiguration according to the unrevised Julian calendar. © Moscow Patriarchate / Fr. Igor Palkin
Three Orthodox monasteries – Curtea de Arges, Barsana and Tismana – are featured on the new Romanian passport. ©
Metropolitan Andrei of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj bids farewell to Metropolitan Innocentios of Burundi and Rwanda at the conclusion of his pilgrimage to Romania. © Facebook / Cluj Metropolitan Cathedral
Young girls learn to embroider at Putna Youth Retreat. © Vlad Zegrea


Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem blesses ‘the new fruit of the vine’ on Mount Tabor for the feast of the Transfiguration. © Jerusalem Patriarchate
Roma children make the shape of the heart during the Camp of Joy at Zmeu, Iasi County. © Dept for Minoritites of Iasi Archdiocese
Young girls smiling in front of the camera at the Camp of Joy in Zmeu, Iasi. © Dept. for Minorities of Iași Archdiocese
A cleric takes a selfie together with a group of people at the peaceful protest in Sydney to stop the law abrogating abortion in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). © James Gourley / Getty Images
Archbishop Casian of Lower Danube encourages a young man suffering from spastic quadriplegia following a road accident. © Lower Danube Archdiocese
Peter Hurley, the Irish man who loves Romania, together with the Bishop of Huși at ITO Vaslui. © Huși Diocese
1.400 young people attending the local Youth Meeting of Moldavia in Iasi. © Media ITOM 2019
Fr. Visarion Alexa and Prof. Adrian Papahagi speaking about ‘The young man in the city’ at ITOM. ©Media ITOM 2019
The eldest Romanian hierarch, Archbishop Pimen of Suceava and Rădăuților, visited by the fellow hierarchs of the Holy Synod on his 90th birthday. © Suceava & Rădăuți Archdiocese

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