The Week in Pictures: August 23-29, 2021

Please find below our selection of photos from the Orthodox world on the week with youth activities and feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and to St John the Baptist.

The Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți organized the first edition of its Youth Football Championship. Photo:
Bishop Iustin of Maramureș and Sătmar joined the youth in their activities at the Christian youth camp “United in Thoughts and Feelings” (Dealu Mare Monastery). Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Greeting Metropolitan Teofan at the Little Neamț Youth Camp from Neamț Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Tabăra Nemțișor
The icon of the Dormition was carried in procession from Jersalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Tomb of the Mother of God in the Garden of Gethsemane. Photo: Facebook / Jerusalem-Patriarchate
Monks from Dečani Serbian Monastery clean the forest surrounding their holy place. Photo: Twitter / @DecaniMonastery
Honouring St Mary of Diveyevo at St George-Cloșca Skete (Constanța county), which holds a part of her relics. Photo: Protos. Leontie
A woman lits candles in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral on the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. Photo: Moscow Patriarchate / Oleg Varov
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participated in an event aiming to restore the oldest wooden building in Europe: the former Prinkipo Greek-Orthodox orphanage in Istanbul. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Papachristou
Father Grigorie of the “Holy 40 Martyrs – Gherla Memorial” Monastery, founded in the memory of those who died in the Communist prisons. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Children from Cluj’s Pata Rât neighbourhood during the Divine Liturgy officiated on the feast of St Moses the Ethiopian, protector of Roma people. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj
The Athonite Vatopaidi Monastery prepared koliva for the feast of St Joseph the Hesychast. Photo: Vatopaidi Monastery
Icon procession for the feast of Holy Hierarch Alexander on the streets of the Romanian city of Alexandria. Photo: Lumina Newspaper
Nun from Cormaia Monastery (in the county of Bistrița-Năsăud) participates in the feast of  St. John the Baptist. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj
Panorama of the Monastery of Saints George and John Jacob of Hozeva. Photo: Vuțan Vasile-Liviu
A traditionally dressed man at the feast of Topolnița Monastery – The Beheading of the Holy Forerunner. Photo:
Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia offers the Holy Communion to children at a church in Belgrade. Photo:
HE Timotei of Prahova blesses a child at Bucharest’s Plumbuita Monastery. Photo: Lumina Newspaper / Mihnea Păduraru
Priests of the Bran-Zărnești Deanery officiated the Divine Liturgy on the stone altar in Bângăleasa Valley (Bucegi Nature Reserve). Photo: Bogdana Păun

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