The Week in Pictures: December 7 – 13, 2020

Winter has settled, the snow has covered the fields and the Orthodox world prepares for the most important feast at the end of the year: the Nativity of the Lord. We invite you to see our selection of pictures taken between December 7 and 13, 2020.

Pilgrims visited Curtea de Argeș Monastery to pay homage to the Holy Martyr Philothea. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel
Bishop Silouan of Sinope visited the Greek Orthodox School in Darwin, Northern Australia. Photo:
Snoeflakes and clear sky at Sucevița Monastery. Photo: Oly Olărean
An old woman praying with her grand-daughter at Sihăstria Monastery. Photo: Ioana Condurache
The online meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church was chaired by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. Photo: Press Service of the Moscow Patriarchate
Snow covered the Romanian Patriarchate Hill for the first time this year. Photo: Twitter / Aurelian Iftimiu
Night view of Sihăstria Monastery. Photo: Bogdan Bulgariu
Coșoteni Monastery in the county of Teleorman, in sparkling-white snow. Photo: Coșoteni Monastery
His Grace Ignatie, Bishop of Huși, with an elderly lady who is a beneficiary of the project “Joy at home”, a programme destined for building and furnishing houses for socially vulnerable people. Photo: Diocese of Huși
Bucharest’s Patriarchate Hill at night. Photo: Claudia Ilinca
Monastic tonsure at Sihăstria Monastery. Photo: Doxologia / Bogdan Bulgariu
Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Church in America has decorated the Christmas tree. Photo: GOA / Dimitrios Panagos
The Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest reflected in a melted-snow pool. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
A Buddhist monk visiting St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Twitter / @Nikolajkim_
Vespers on the eve of the feast of St Spyridon at the New St Spyridon Cathedral in Bucharest. Photo: / Raluca Ene
His Grace Assistant Bishop Timotei of Prahova blessing a child at the Old St Spyridon Church in Bucharest. Photo: / Raluca Ene
The feast of St Spyridon on the Island of Corfu was celebrated without the participation of the faithful. Photo:

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