The Week in Pictures: July 19 – 25, 2021

Orthodox life continues its rhythm through the scorching heat of summer. Prayer moments and service participation along with neighbourly love are still part of every Orthodox believer’s life.

The newly built church at the “St Ioan Casian” Monastery in Dobrogea. Photo: Andreea Georgiana Chițescu
A priest blesses with holy water the firemen’s trucks in the state of Ohio, US, on the feast of the Holy Prophet Elija. Photo:
The “Holy Virgin – Joy of All Who Sorrow” Cathedral in San Francisco. Photo: Facebook / Thomas Soroka
Divine Liturgy moment at the “St George – Cloșca” Skete in the county of Constanța on the feast of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov. Photo: Leontie Protos
Radio host Daniel Buzdugan admiring an Orthodox fresco in the city of Iași, Romania. Photo: Facebook / Daniel Buzdugan
On the 70th anniversary of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, artist Cristian Leana made his portrait out of 720 Rubik cubes. Photo: Instagram / Cristian Leana
A Te Deum service was officiated on Patriarch Daniel’s 70 anniversary day. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Creative workshop at the youth camp organized at Robaia Monastery, Argeș county. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel
Sunny day at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Iași. Photo: Florin Postolache
President Klaus Iohannis awarded the Patriarch of Romania the highest order of the Romanian state, the National Order of the Star of Romania with the rank of Collar. Photo: The Presidential Administration
A priest in the city of Timișoara, in Western Romania, received an original anniversary card from the faithful. Photo: Achirei Adrian Marius
The wooden church from Techirghiol Monastery is being restored, starting with the roof. The church was brought from the Royal Domain in Sinaia, where King Michael I of Romania prayed in it once. Photo: Strâmbeanu Mihail
Prayer moment during the Divine Liturgy at the summer altar of Putna Monastery. Photo: Pr. Ilie Prelipceanu
Romanian Bishop Macarie of Northern Europe inaugurated a traditional house brought from his native village, Spermezeu. The house belonged to his grand-grandparents and it was donated by the hierarch to the Astra Village Museum in Sibiu. The hierarch donated another traditional house to the Village Museum in Bucharest, which was also inaugurated last week. Photo: Ionuț Vasile
Double rainbow over the National Cathedral in Bucharest. Photo: Gabriel Drumea
A child looks at Bishop Iustin’s pectoral cross. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
An icon of the Venerable Saints Raphael and Partenius from Agapia  pe ecranele was projected on the screens of a commercial centre in Bucharest. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
The Metropolitan of Cluj (right) consecrated the church of the “St Mary Magdalene” Monastery in Oarța de Sus, his native village. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
A young artist is sketching portraits of the clerics during service. Photo: Russian Patriarchate / Igor Palkin
Monks tending the bee hives. Photo: Comana Monastery / Dragoș Grigore

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