The Week in Pictures: July 8 – 14, 2019

The news in pictures. A selection of photographs from around the Orthodox world, covering a variety of topics from church celebrations to national holidays and spiritual life.

Romanian youth from America attending ROYA summer retreat at Putna Monastery. Photo: Putna Monastery
Young boy stands next to the festal koliva made in honour of St Kyriake at the Orthodox Cathedral in Sofia. Photo: Bulgarian Church
Archbishop Elpidophoros enjoying some leisure and play time with the children at Camp Saint Paul. Photo: GOA / D.Panagos
Metropolitanof Lovech blessed the foundation stone of a new church dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Lord next to the Krushuna Falls. Photo:
His Grace Bishop Macarie of Northern Europe feeding some swans in Oslo. Photo: Northern Europe Diocese
Young girls preparing to offer flowers to the folk artists who performed at the concert dedicated to the Mother of God at the Chapel of the Romanian National Cathedral. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Stuffed penguin toy ‘protecting’ the icon of the Theotokos during a pilgrimage in Finland. Photo: Facebook / Antti Narmala
The Prodromitissa Icon of the Mother of God carried in procession around the Chapel of the Romanian National Cathedral. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
A woman touches the Prodromitissa Icon of the Mother of God in an act of devotion. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Believers flocked at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow to venerate the holy relics of Sts Peter and Febronia of Murom. Photo: Moscow Patriarchate / Igor Palkin

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