The Week in Pictures: June 28 – July 4, 2021

Snapshots of Orthodox life in Europe, America and Africa, captured by amateur and professional photographers:

A soldier from the US Command in Africa was baptized in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: Facebook / Task Force Iron Gray
A summer evening downtown the Romanian city of Piatra Neamț, with a view to the “Nativity of St John the Baptist” Princely Church. Photo: Facebook / Alex Pers Photography
HG Timotei of Prahova officiated the Divine Liturgy on the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Bucharest’s Patriarchal Cathedral. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Papachristou
Romanian sports journalist Paul Gabriel Andrei and his son, Petru, honouring the icon of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, their patron saints. Photo: Facebook / Paul Gabriel Andrei
Patronal feast at the “Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and the Holy Transylvan Confessors” Church serving the Orthodox Cemetery of the Transylvanian city of Mediaș. Photo: Ovidiu Tătar
A prayer for Russian sportsmen and sportswomen participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games was held at Moscow’s “Christ the Saviour” Cathedral. Photo: / Piotr Nikolayev
Flowers gifted by the members of the National Cathedral Chapel community to Archim. Ciprian Grădinaru, on his 50th anniversary. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Hieromonks from the Finnish Valamo Monastery blessing with holy water the household animals. Photo: Facebook / Valamon luostari
HE Laurențiu offered an icon of the Holy Trinity at the inauguration ceremony of the NATO Command in Sibiu. Photo:
A family participates in the patronal feast of the Holy Prince Stephen the Great held at Putna Monastery. Photo: Putna Monastery
The Swiss Ambassador to Romania, HE Arthur Mattli, visited the patients of the “St Nektarios” Palliative Care Centre of the Archdiocese of Bucharest. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Street art depicting an icon of our Lord Jesus Christ, made by Russian artist Alexandr Tsypkov on a Moscow wall. Photo: Instagram / Alexandrtsypkov
Procession with St John Maximovich’s relics in San Francisco – California. Photo: Father Florin Lăpuștea
Romanian Orthodox spiritual advisers translated into English at the “St Germanos of Alaska” Monastery in Platina, California. Photo: Protosyncellus Sofronie Bobaru
A child laying on the floor of the summer altar of Bucharest’s National Cathedral Chapel during the Apostle reading on the Sunday of the Romanian Saints. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Monk from Sibiel Monastery on the Sunday of the Romanian Saints. Photo:
A child joins in prayer a hieromonk from the Coșoteni Monastery in the county of Teleorman. Photo: Coșoteni Monastery
A mosaic portrait of Patriarch Teoctist of Romania at the “Sunday of the Romanian Saints” Monastery in Bucharest, which His Beatitude founded. Photo: / Raluca Ene

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