The Week in Pictures: June 29 – July 5, 2020

Family portraits, church holidays and oases of peace are just some of the images featured in this week’s selection of photographic landmarks.

Procession on the streets of Krusevac in Serbia with the icon and holy relics of the Holy Prince Lazarus. Photo:
Believers form different places gathered at Cârțișoara Monastery at the foot of the Făgăraș Mountains to celebrate the feast of Sts Peter and Paul. Photo: Metropolis of Transylvania 
Saints Peter and Paul, the founders and protectors of the Church of Antioch, were celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Damascus, Syria. Photo:
A dove sitting on the Gospel at the Archdiocesan Cathedral in Constanța. Photo: Paulin Alecu
Believers from the Land of Năsăud dressed in folk costumes attending the festive Divine Liturgy at Rebra Parva Monastery. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj
Traditional wedding in an old wooden church in Maramureș. Photo: Facebook / Sorin Onișor
Baby boy gazes at the icons inside the Church of the Holy Apostles in Brăila. Photo: Facebook / Lower Danube Archdiocese
Groups of people dressed in folk costumes walking in procession at Bârsana Monastery marking the feast of the 12 Holy Apostles. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Aninoasa Monasterey in Argeș County. Photo: Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel / Cristian Gheorghe
Young boy from Bukovina attending the celebrations dedicated to Saint Stephen the Great at Putna Monastery. Photo: Putna Monastery
Metropolitan Andrei of Cluj offering electronic tablets within the campaign “Give a tablet for a chance at education!”. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
View of Hodoș Bodrog Monastery, Arad County. Photo: Geanina Ioana Bogluț
Stillness at Sihăstria Putnei Monastery. Photo: Mironescu Daniela
Portraits of monks at Brâncoveanu Monastery. Photo: Metropolis of Transylvania
Friendly butterflies inside the courtyard of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Iasi. Photo: Maria Sarsaniuc
Bishop Kassianos of Aravissos was installed as new abbot of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Halki . Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate/ Nikos Manghinas

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