The Week in Pictures: June 14 – 20, 2021

Please find below snapshots of the Christian Orthodox world captured by professional and amateur photographers between June 14 and June 20, 2021.

Spiritual children of Strâmba Monastery offer a helping hand gathering the hay. Photo: Facebook / Ioachim Pascu
Bucharest’s Kretzulescu Church after a summer rainy day. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Rainbow over the building site of the National Cathedral in Bucharest. Photo: Paul Andrei Gabriel
Putna Monastery inaugurated the series of events marking 150 years from the First Celebration of the Romanians from All Over the World and from the First Congress of the Romanian Students from All Over the World, held at the monastery on August 15-16, 1871. Photo: Putna Monastery
The students from Bucharest’s “Victor Babeș” National College visited Radu Vodă Monastery with their Religion teacher. They took a photo together with Father Paisie, the monastery guide. Photo: Prof. Incicău Raul
On the 13th anniversary of, the Director of the Basilica News Agency, Aurelian-Nicolae Iftimiu, offered an interview to Father Teodor Gradinaciuc for the “Life of the City” broadcast on Radio Trinitas. Photo: / Raluca-Emanuela Ene
Rainbow over the National Cathedral. Photo: Ștefan Florea
The Holy Mount Athos at sunrise. Photo: Telegram / Afonsky vestnik
The Russian Cathedral in San Francisco which hosts the relics of St John Maximovich. Photo: Protosyncellus Sofronie Bobaru
The tower of Vâlcea county’s Turnu (“The Tower”) Monastery seen through the branches of a fig tree. Photo: Hyeromonk Juvenalie
The Ecumenical Patriarch lit candles for his predecessors on the patriarchal throne. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Papachristou
Dew-sprinkled flowers from St Anna – Orșova Monastery. Photo: Nun Ambrozia Marginean
A monk playing the semantron at Comana Monastery. Photo: Comana Monastery / Dragoș Grigore
The church is a bridge between sky and earth – also at the “Holy Emperors Constantine and Helen” Parish in Ștefănești, Argeș county. Photo: Nicoleta Radu
The stage of construction works at the St Nicholas Church in New York City. The new church replaces the one destroyed by the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Photo:
Christ Pantocrator (“Almighty”) protecting the whole Creation at the Church of the Holy Brâncoveanu Princes in Chitila, near Bucharest. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
The catechetical group of Valea Danului Parish, which participated in the National Catechetical Contest, were awarded at the Archdiocesan Cathedral in Curtea de Argeș. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel
Icon of the Pantanassa Mother of God was taken out for worship at the “Holy Trinity” Diocesan Cathedral in Baia Mare. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
His Eminence Timotei of Prahova blessed the walnut and linden tree branches to be offered to the faithful participating in the Divine Liturgy officiated at the Patriarchal Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday. Photo: / Raluca-Emanuela Ene

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