The Week in Pictures: December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Year 2020 has passed, while Orthodox faithful greeted the New Year with trust in God and hope for a better year. Please find below our selection of photos taken between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021.

Cetățuia Monastery surrounded by fog clouds. Photo: Facebook / Alexandru Drăgan
Children wearing traditional costumes at the “Holy Trinity” Diocesan Cathedral in the city of Baia Mare. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
The Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest on the last evening of 2020. Photo: Lumina Newspaper / Luigi Ivanciu
Putna Monastery in moonlight. Photo: Facebook / Iulian Tugui
The Divine Liturgy officiated on the first day of year 2021 at Izbuc Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Izbuc Monastery
Venerable Teodora of Sihla’s cave in northeastern Romania. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Sunrise at Comana Monastery. Photo: Comana Monastery / Dragoş Grigore
Deacon reading the Gospel at “St Nicholas” Archdiecesan Cathedral in Râmnicu-Vâlcea. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Râmnic
Reflexion of the first sunrise of year 2021 over Bucharest’s Darvari Skete. Photo: Radu Chiriță
Pantocrator Monastery in Beclean, Bistrița-Năsăud county. Photo: Facebook / Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj
New Year’s feast at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest: Proclaiming year 2021 as the Solemn Year of the pastoral care of Romanians outside Romania and the Commemorative Year of the reposed in the Lord; the liturgical and cultural value of cemeteries. Photo: Lumina Newspaper / Luigi Ivanciu
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew blessed the faithful on the first day of year 2021. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Manginas
New Year’s Te Deum service at the “Holy Sunday” Cathedral in Sofia. Photo: Bulgarian Patriarchate
Snapshot from “Christ the Saviour” Cathedral in Moscow. Photo: Moscow Patriarchate / Serghei Vlasov
Durău Monastery bathed in winter sunlight. Photo: Emil Arghire
The Metropolitan of Cluj at the “Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel” Church in the city of Turda. Photo: Facebook / Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj

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