The Week in Pictures: June 22 – 28, 2020

The Nativity of St John the Baptist and the National Flag Day were the most representative feasts of last week, June 22 -28, 2020. Please find below a selection of pictures from the Orthodox world.

A monk plays the semantron to announce the beginning of the Divine Liturgy on the feast of St Gregory the Teacher at Căldărușani Monastery. Photot: / Raluca Ene
Nun praying in the Hurezi Monastery courtyard. Photo: Mihai Cazacu
Bishop Ignatie of Huşi celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the patronal feast of the Monastery dedicated to the Nativity of St John the Baptist in Ivăneşti. Photo: Doxologia
A young man in traditional costume at the patronal feast of the “St John the New” Church in Suceava. Photo: Doxologia / Tudorel Rusu
His Grace Bishop Atanasie of Bogdania blesses the crosses to be mounted on the roof of the Romanian Orthodox Church of Rieti, in Italy. Photo: Diocese of Italy
Strâmbu-Găiseni Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Emil Palangean
On the Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse, the Village Museum in Bucharest organized crafts workshops: Romanian sewing and flower wreath making for the Summer Solstice. Photo credit: / Raluca Ene
Pilgrims from Bistrița-Năsăud county participate in the Salva Monastery’s patronal feast. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, Forerunner of the Lord, at the Scărișoara Nouă Monastery. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Bishop Policarp of Belogradchik, Vicar of the Metropolis of Sofia, blessed the foundation stone of Christ’s Resurrection Church in the city of Bankea. Photo: Bulgarian Patriarchate
Blessing service for the National Flag in Buzău city. Photo: Archdiocese of Buzău and Vrancea
Festivities on the National Flag Day in Galaţi. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Lower Danube
The Day of the National Flag was celebrated in Cluj-Napoca’s Avram Iancu square with a public military and religious ceremony. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
His Grace bishop Visarion visits the worksite of “Nicolae Bălcescu” Parish in Tulcea. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Tulcea
Commemoration service held at “Sihăstria Putnei” Monastery 40 days after Archbishop Pimen’s repose in the Lord. Photo: Doxologia / Tudorel Rusu
The faithful walk towards the katholikon of the “Holy Trinity” Monastery in Ionești, Argeș county. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel
Vigil service in a church from the county of Maramureș in northern Romania. Photo: Facebook / Sorin Onișor

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