The Week in Pictures: May 25 – 31, 2020

Orthodox life implies experience, emotion, involvement – all of which can be captured by photography. See below our selection of photos captured around the Orthodox world between May 25 and May 31, 2020.

A truck with the icon of St Nektarios of Aegina travels on the roads of Greece. Photo: Twitter / Citations Orthodoxes
When he turned 100 years old, war veteran Gheorghe Cotos was advanced to lieutenant – colonel at the Dormition of the Theotokos Parish in the town of Straja, Suceava county. Photo: The Dormition of the Mother of God Parish – Straja / Iosif Andronic
Bishop Ambrozie, priests and war veterans commemorated the national heroes at Comana Monastery, in the southern county of Giurgiu. Photo: Comana Monastery
His Grace Bishop Benedict of Bistrița climbed to the Heroes’ Memorial on the Peak of Grui, in the Călimani Mountains, to pay homage to the 60 Romanian soldiers massacred in that place during the First World War. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
His Eminence Calinic, Archbishop of Argeș and Muscel, officiated a memorial service in front of the Heroes Memorial at the Military Cemetery of Pitești city. Photo: Archdiocese of Arges and Muscel / Cristian Gheorghe
Archbishop Makarios of Australia with Aboriginal people during the National Week of Reconciliation. Photo: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia / Facebook
The family of Father Avram Florin Ioan from Prunișor Parish in the Arad Archdiocese, after the procession with icons on the feast of the Ascension of the Lord. Photo: Denis Roșu Drăgan
“All ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord” (Psalm 134): at “Venerable Paraskeva of Iași and St Andrew Șaguna” Church in the city of Brașov. Photo: Manea Ion
Horezu Monastery before the storm. Photo: Filip Scarlat
A flower bouquet to be offered as a gift to St Paraskeva. Photo: Maria Sarsaniuc
Deacon proclaiming the apostle reading during the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the outdoor altar of the National Cathedral’s Chapel on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
The Diocesan Cathedral in the city of Slobozia celebrated its patronal feast on the Ascension of the Lord. Photo: Diocese of Slobozia and Călăraşi
When all roads lead you to the church. Photo: Brâncuși Parish / Deacon Gheorghe Anghel
The Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council celebrated on the Patriarchate’s Hill. Photo : / Raluca Ene
The Holy Gospel at the Wooden Church of the Boroaia Vale Parish in the county of Suceava. Photo: Andrei Munteanu
When you go for a stroll and you find the National Cathedral bathed in golden twilight. Photo: Deacon Dănuț Ungureanu
The tomb of St Jacob of Putna, Metropolitan of Moldavia, at Putna Monastery. Photo: Malina Coroama
Râmeț Monastery, in Alba county. Photo: Marian Barbu
Putna Monastery after rain. Photo credit: Coroama Daiana

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