The Week in Pictures: January 6 – 12, 2020

The best images from the Orthodox feast day of Theophany. Religious services are being held as well as blessing of water ceremonies at lakes, rivers and seafronts, to celebrate baptism of Jesus.

Patriarch Daniel sprinkles believers with Holy Water on the feast of the Theophany of the Lord. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Assembly of priests of Putna Monastery reflected in holy water font. Photo: Putna Monastery / Iosif Andronic
Priest officiates the Great Blessing of Waters at Putna Monastery. Photo: Putna Monastery / Iosif Andronic
Archbishop Casian of Lower Danube officiating the Great Blessing of Waters at Galați. Photo: Lower Danube Archdiocese
Bishop Macarie of Northern Europe together with those who dove into the water to retrieve the cross. Photo: Diocese of Northern Europe
Tens of people dove into the Black Sea to retrieve the cross on Theophany. Photo: Facebook / Angelica Vaihel
Procession with icons, crosses and church flags on Theophany 2020 at Horodnicul de Sus, Suceava. Photo: Facebook / Cătălin Urdoi
Men riding horses at Horodnicul de Sus on the feast of Theophany. Photo: Facebook / Cătălin Urdoi
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew performing the Great Blessing of waters at the Phanar. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Manghinas
Metropolitan Arsenios of Kupio and Karelia blessing the waters at Savonlinna in Finland. Photo: / Kaj Appelberg
Young man reaching for the cross in the sea at Syros, Greece. Photo: / Christos Bonis
The young people from Chania – Crete took part in the traditional swimming competition in the city port. Photo: Flashnews
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow sits next to a young girl at the Christmas concert held at the Kremlin Palace. Photo: Moscow Patriarchate / Serghei Vlasov

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