The Week in Pictures: May 24 – 30, 2021

Please find below snapshots of Orthodox life in our Week in Pictures feature for May 24 – 30, 2021.

Young members of the Bucharest branch of Romania’s Association of Orthodox Students (ASCOR) participate in a prayer evening at St. Catherine Church, the chapel of Bucharest’s Orthodox Theology Faculty. Photo: / Raluca Ene
The feast of St. John the Russian on Evia Island, where his whole relics are kept. Photo: / Dimitrios Petrogiannis
Children from Bucharest’s Brâncuşi Parish participated to the liturgy held on the day of St John the Russian, the patronal feast of this place of worship. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Father Juvenalius at the at the Midfeast of Pentecost. Photo: Rasophore Lavrentius
Easter pilgrimage of the Orthodox youth of Poland at the Holy Mount Grabarka. Photo: Orthodox Church of Poland
Liturgical procession in Prepolovenia with the Icon “Stanimashka” from Bachkovo Monastery. Photo: Bulgarian Patriarchate
The Archbishop of Lower Danube took a walk in the midst of nature. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Lower Danube
Cudalbi Monastery from Galați county, in eastern Romania, against the sunset. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Lower Danube
Rain clouds over Moldovița Monastery, a UNESCO heritage monument in northern Romania. Photo: Gabriel Drumea
Portrait of Dean Valerian Krechetov of Moscow. Photo: Instagram / Fr. Igor Palkin
The church of the Holy Prophet Elijah of Tishba in Nușeni, Bistrița-Năsăud county, was consecrated in the presence of pilgrims. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
Young men on horseback participate in the blessing of the painting at the church in Sighetu Marmației – Câmpu Negru (Maramureș county in northern Romania). Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
An original view of the chapel of Curtea de Argeș Monastery. Photo: Mihail Oprescu
Patriarchal Auxiliary Bishop Varlaam of Ploiești among the faithful of the “Nativity of the Mother of God” Church in Bucharest. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
In accordance with local tradition, Auxiliary Bishop Benedict of Bistrița was met at the Agrieș Parish in  Bistrița-Năsăud county – where he had formerly served – by traditionally-dressed young people and transported with a carriage. Photo: Facebook / Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj
Spring works in the vegetable garden of Văratec Monastery. Photo: Doxologia / Bogdan Bulgariu

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