The Week in Pictures: January 18 – 24, 2021

Romanian Orthodox Christians marked last week the day of the Romanian Principalities’ Union: January 24. The Orthodox faithful who follow the unrevised Julian calendar celebrated the Epiphany. Please find below our selection of last week’s photos from Romania and the whole Christian Orthodox world. 

“St Athanasios” Church in Lyaskovets, Bulgaria, on its patronal feast day. Photo: Mareen Ewan
January evening at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Photo: Alexandru Calan
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Moudania Philharmonics on the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated after the unrevised Julian calendar. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Manginas
Swimmer raising the Epiphany cross recovered from the waters of the Sumarice Lake in Serbia. Photo: Serbian Patriarchate
Spectacular sunset over the Orthodox Cathedral in Bacău, in northeastern Romania. Photo: Facebook / Nicu Chiriac
Priests dressed in protection suits visited the Covid-19 patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital No. 2 in Moscow. Photo:
Bishop Antonie of Bălţi blessing of the Epiphany Water. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Bălți
The Jerusalem Patriarch officiating the service on the feast of Epiphany. Photo: Jerusalem Patriarchate
Epiphany service at the “St Mary Magdalene” Cathedral in Warsaw, Poland. Photo: Orthodox Church of Poland
The President of Serbia visited the offices of the Diocese of Sumadija in the city of Kragujevac. Photo: Serbian Patriarchate
Venerable Onuphrius’ house at Sihăstria Voronei Monastery. Photo: Andrei Vasile
Venerables John and George of Khozeva were celebrated at the Khozeva Monastery in the Jerusalem Patriarchate. Photo: Jerusalem Patriarchate
Father Arsenie Papacioc’s tomb at St Mary’s Monastery in Techirghiol, on the Romanian seaside. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Putna Monastery all dressed in white. Photo: Facebook / Putna Monastery
HG Timotei of Prahova handing the Liturgy Book to Adrian Stolnicu upon the latter’s ordainment to priesthood. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Children participating in the Divine Liturgy at the “Holy Trinity” Diocesan Cathedral in Baia Mare. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
The religious and military ceremony organized in the city of Cluj-Napoca on the 162nd anniversary of the Romanian Principalities’ Union. Photo: Facebook / Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj
Members of the “Danubiana” Association dressed in historical costumes, with distinctive parts of the diplomatic and military uniform, arms and decorations, participated in the events dedicated to the Romanian Principalities’ Union anniversary in the city of Galaţi. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Lower Danube
Romanian faithful dressed in folk costumes waving the flag of Romania on the Patriarchate Hill in Bucharest on the Romanian Principalities’ Union 162nd anniversary. Photo: / Raluca Ene

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