The Week in Pictures: March 16 – 22, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic brings the global lifestyle to a change, the Orthodox Church reorganized its worship in compliance with the recommendations of the authorities. Here is our selection of photos from the Orthodox world taken between March 16 and 22, 2020.

Faithful attending the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts celebrated at the outdoor altar of the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Believers kneeling in prayer at St John Parish in Bucecea, Botoșani County. Photo: Instagram / Bucecea Parish
Young girl chases pigeons during the Vespers service officiated in the open air. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Holy Cross placed for veneration at the patriarchal cathedral Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Photo: Moscow Patriarchate / Sergey Vlasov
Sunday of the Holy Cross at Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos. Photo: Ascetic Experience
Bishop Justin venerating the Holy Cross on the third Sunday of Lent at the diocesan chapel. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Archbishop Casian of Lower Danube blessing the believers during the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of the Holy Cross. Photo: Facebook / Lower Danube Archdiocese
Procession with holy relics around the main church of Vatopedi Monastery for an end to the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Ascetic Experience
Priests blessing the congregation during the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the open air while snowing at Prisaca Dornei, Suceava County. Photo: Facebook / Sveduneac Dorin Lucian
Magnolia blossoms at Radu Vodă Monastery in Bucharest. Photo: George Cârdei
Bucharest’s Patriarchal Cathedral in the night. Photo: Remus Mihai

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