The Week in Pictures: June 27 – July 3, 2022

Last week’s highlights were the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, but also the feasts of Holy Prince Stephen the Great and of St. John Maximovich, celebrated on different continents on the same day.

His Grace Benedict of Bistrița met with the members of orthodox youth associations on a folk music night held in Bistrița’s “King Michael I” Park. Photo: Ionuț Chifa
The first celebration of St Kirill Loukaris in the Patriarchate of Alexandria, after his canonization by the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Photo: Patriarchate of Alexandria
Snapshot from the feast of the Holy Prophet Elijah (according to the unrevised calendar) in the Jerusalem Patriarchate. Photo: Jerusalem Patriarchate / Heba Hrimat
Vigil for the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at a monastery built near Damascus, on the site where, according to Tradition, St Paul converted to Christianity. Photo: Facebook / Antioch Patriarchate
Metropolitan Laurențiu of Ardeal celebrated the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul with the nuns of Cârțișoara Monastery, which has the two saints as spiritual patrons. Photo: Metropolis of Ardeal
His Eminence Elpidophorus, Greek Archbishop of America, visited St Paul Youth Camp in the US. Photo: GOA / Dimitrios Panagos
Beauty at Hadâmbu Monastery, Romania. Photo: Luciana Viziteu
His Eminence Varlaam of Ploiești celebrated the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at a parish community in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Archbishop Calinic of Suceava and Rădăuți blessed the children at Solca Monastery, on the day the holy monastic site celebrated 400 years from its consecration. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți / Irina Ursachi
Orthodox faithful at the patronal feast of the Rebra Parva Monastery, which is protected by Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Photo: Diocese of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj
The nuns of Nera Monastery collect pine tree buds. Photo: Facebook /
Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi is commemorated by the Vatopaidi Athonite Monastery community, 13 years after his repose. Photo: Vatopaidi Monastery
“Mystery meeting with the Mother of God”. Photo: Mihail Panait
St John of Rila, patron saint of Bulgaria, was celebrated at his monastery on the feast of the Moving of his relics from Târnovo to Rila. Photo: Facebook / Martin Mitov
Faithful gathered at Putna Monastery for the feast of Holy Prince Stephen the Great on the 30th anniversary of his canonization. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți
A mother and her child pray at St John Maximovich’s reliquary in San Francisco Cathedral on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Photo: Protosyncellus Sofronie Bobaru
A traditionally-dressed family participates in the summer patronal feast of the Putna Monastery on July 2, 2022. Photo: Putna Monastery / Hierodeacon Timotei Tiron
Poiana Mărului Skete is the place of retreat of a Romanian hesychast saint, St Basil of Poiana Mărului. Photo: / Diac. Iulian Dumitrașcu
The “Holy Prince Stephen the Great Romanian” Church in Vienna celebrated the end of the school year with prayer, diplomas and joy in Romanian atmosphere. Photo: Facebook / Biserica Sfântul Stefan cel Mare din Viena
Bishop Silouan of Italy visited the Romanian Orthodox children and youth gathered at the Joy Camp 2022 – Lazio and talked to them about faith and God. Photo:
Pilgrims honour a fragment of the Cincture (Sash) of the Mother of God at “St Paraskeve” Parish in the city of Voluntari, near Bucharest. Photo: / Raluca Ene

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