The Week in Pictures: January 4 -10, 2021

While a part of the Orthodox world participated to the blessing of the waters on the feast of Epiphany, the other part celebrated the Lord’s Nativity according to the unrevised Julian Calendar. Both celebrations drew the photographers’ attention.

Please see below or photo selection from the week January 4-10, 2021.

His Grace Macarie, Bishop of Northern Europe, threw the holy cross into the waters of the Baltic Sea on the feast of Epiphany. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Northern Europe
The feast of Epiphany in the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Manginas
Epiphany feast on the Black Sea shore, in the city of Constanța. Photo: Archdiocese of Tomis / Vali Vădănoiu
Afghanistan: An Orthodox priest is annointing the Romanian soldiers before their mission. Photo: Facebook / Ministery of Defense
The feast of the Lord’s Epiphany in Sibiu. Photo: Metropolis of Ardeal
Sunset over Presaca Ampoiului parish church in the Alba Iulia Deanery. The church has Holy Hierarch Nicholas as its patron. Photo: Fr. Dorin Ursu
Rainbow in Bucharest’s skies on the feast of Epiphany, as seen from down-town Radu Vodă Monastery. Photo: Adi Miron
An ice-made holy cross on the feast of Epiphany at Sadova, in the north-eastern county of Suceava. Photo: Fr. Simion Mîndrilă
An icon lit by candles and a vigil lamp sits in the hallway of a block of flats from Bacău, in northeastern Romania. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Epiphany at Vișeu de Sus in the county of Maramureș, northern Romania. Photo: Monica Grad
Dozens of young people swam in the Black Sea at Varna, in Bulgaria, on the feast of Epiphany, competing to recover the cross thrown by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliko Preslav. Photo:
A country priest walked the muddy lanes of a Transylvanian village to bless the homes of the faithful before the feast of the Epiphany. Photo: Facebook / Călin Pop
The feast of the Lord’s Nativity in the Serbian Patriarchate. Photo: Serbian Patriarchate
The Russian Christian Orthodox faithful celebrated the Lord’s Nativity, according the unrevised Julian Calendar. Photo: Pokrov Monastery
A priest from the Archdiocese of Lower Danube blessed with Epiphany Holy Water the patients of the Brăila County Hospital. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Lower Danube
The Lord’s Epiphany at the Chapel of the National Cathedral. Photo: Gabriel Drumea
Archbishop Calinic of Argeș blessing the faithful with Epiphany Holy Water. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel
The Lord’s Epiphany celebrated at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Cluj-Napoca. Photo: Facebook / Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj
Young people carried the icon of the Lord’s Epiphany at the Cathedral in Baia Mare. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
His Eminence Irineu officiated the feast of the Lord’s Epiphany at the Cathedral in Alba Iulia. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Alba Iulia
The Romanian Orthodox Cathedral in Madrid covered in snow. Photo: Facebook / Obispado Ortodoxo
There is a local tradition at Săbăreni, in the southern-Romania county of Giurgiu: on the Lord’s Epiphany the horses are blessed with Epiphany Holy Water. Photo: Facebook / Sebastian Dragomir
Patriarch Daniel blessing the faithful with Epiphany Holy Water at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Photo: / Raluca Ene

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