The Week in Pictures: January 20 -26, 2020

Orthodox lifestyle, luminous portraits and pictures taken at religious events throughout the world comprise this week’s selection of photos.

The Assistant Bishop to the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Italy, Atanasie of Bogdania, officiated the Vespers service at the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, where Saint Paul’s tomb is located. Photo: Diocese of Italy
Metropolitan Iosif of Western and Southern Europe consecrated the diocesan chapel in Madrid. Photo: Diocese of Spain and Portugal
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Photo: Jerusalem Patriarchate
The Patriarch of Romania laid flowers at the feet of Alexandru Ioan Cuza Statue on the Hill of the Patriarchate to mark the 161st founding anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
The cutting of the kalach on the feast day of St Sava. Photo: Archdiocese of Arad
161st founding anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities commemorated in Iași. Photo: Doxologia / Tudorel Rusu
Metropolitan Andrei of Cluj joined the believers for the Union Hora. Photo: Cluj Metropolis / Darius Echim
Faithful praying at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. Photo: Moscow Patriarchate / Serghei Vlasov
An old woman teaches her granddaughter to make the sign of the Holy Cross. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Divine Liturgy at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Iași on the feast day of Saint Joseph the Merciful, Metropolitan of Moldavia. Photo: Doxologia / Oana Nechifor
Archbishop Casian of Lower Danube distributes bread to the faithful to imitate St Joseph the Merciful. Photo: Lower Danube Archdiocese

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