The Week in Pictures: June 21 – 27, 2021

The first week after the Descent of the Holy Spirit was full of spiritual events in the Orthodox world. Please see below our selection of photos from this period.

A cameraman from Trinitas TV, the television of the Romanian Patriarchate, assures the live broadcast from the Patriarchate’s Hill on the feast of the Holy Trinity. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
The patronal feast of the “Holy Trinity” Metropolitan Cathedral in Sibiu. Photo: Ionuț Vasile
Divine Liturgy at the ”St George – Cloșca” Skete in Constanța county, on the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Photo: Facebook / Leontie Protos
Members of the Basilica New Agency attending the Divine Liturgy on the Patriarchate’s Hill on the feast of the Holy Trinity, which is the patronal feast of the Romanian Patriarchate’s Basilica Media Centre. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Procession in honour of St John the Baptist and St George the Pilgrim on the streets of Piatra Neamț. Photo: Doxologia / Flavius Popa
Metropolitan Varsanufie of Sankt-Petersburg and Ladoga took a helicopter flight to pray over the city. Photo: Petersburg Metropolis
The porch of Cernica Monastery’s St Nicholas Church. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
The Ecumenical Patriarch together with members of the Holy Synod in the garden of the Halki Theological School. Photo:
Mother and child pray on the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist at Turnu Monastery, Prahova county. Photo: / Raluca-Emanuela Ene
A monk playing the semantron at Bucharest’s Plumbuita Monastery. Photo: Lumina Newspaper / Luigi Ivanciu
In the northern part of the Polish Carpathians, the members of the Serbian Diaspora participated in events dedicated to the national Serbian “Vidovdan” feast. Photo: Orthodox Church of Poland
Patriarch Daniel donated a vestment that adorned the relics of St Demetrius the New to a parish of Onești Deanery. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Greek Archbishop Elpidophoros of America holding a child at the meeting with the priests’ families. Photo: Twitter / Elpidophoros
The church dedicated to Saint Hyacinth of Vicina, Metropolitan of Wallachia, at Dervent Monastery. Photo: Fr. Ilie Preliceanu
A Greek priest driving a city scooter shows us that innocent childlike joy gets us closer to God. Photo: Instagram / Paulos Papadopoulos
Fairy-tale sky at the Nocrich Monastery in the county of Sibiu. Photo: Ovidiu Tătar
Trotușanu Monastery in Vrancea county. Photo: Radu Chiriță
The National Flag Day was celebrated on Saturday, in Bucharest’s Tricolour Square. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
A little girl participates in the event organized at Cluj on Romania’s National Flag Day. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
Young people wearing wheat wreaths at the patronal feast of the Maxineni Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Lower Danube
Icon of the Holy Prince Stephen the Great in the old Russian Cathedral of San Francisco, the first church where St John Maximovich officiated on American land. Photo: Protosyncellus Sofronie Bobaru
Bucharest’s Monastery “Hyeromartyr Metropolitan Antim the Georgian” celebrated its historic patronal feast. Photo: Lumina Newspaper / Mihnea Păduraru
The Holy Mount Athos under the starry sky. Photo: Telegram / Afonsky vestnik

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