The week in pictures: July 9-15, 2018

A selection of the best pictures from last week’s events in the Orthodox world.

The Directress Icon of the Mother of God from Neamt Monastery was celebrated for the first time on July 9, 2018, in the Romanian Orthodox Church.
Mihai Nesu la Sfantul Munte Athos
Former international football player Mihai Neşu visited the Holy Mount Athos with Pantelis Kapetanos and George Ogăraru. Photo: Facebook
On the Eve of the solemnity of the Prodromitissa Icon of the Mother of God, hundreds of believers attended the All-Night Vigil service and the procession held at the National Cathedral’s Chapel in Bucharest. Photo: Raluca Ene/
Abbot Prodromos Lavriotes of Great Lavra and Abbot Athanasios Prodromites of the Romanian State of St John the Forerunner on Mount Athos attended for the first time the patronal feast of the National Cathedral’s Chapel. Photo: Raluca Ene/
Thousands of believers prayed Thursday, July 12, at the tomb of St Paisios of Mount Athos, on his 24th death anniversary. Photo: Greek Reporter
The World Council of Churches has renewed its call to release the kidnapped Archbishops of Aleppo, Paul Yazigi and Youhanna Ibrahim. Photo: Archive
Mitropolitul Nathanael de Chicago arunca prima minge la meciul White Sox
Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago throws first pitch at White Sox – St Louis Cardinals Game. Photo: 2018 Ron Vesely/Chicago White Sox
At the Divine Liturgy celebrated Sunday, July 15, at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel urged everyone to become “the hands of Christ’s merciful love”. Photo: Mircea Popa/ZL

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