The Week in Pictures: November 15 – 21, 2021

Last week’s photos illustrate the joy of fasting. From children’s smiles to serene monastic faces or beautiful late autumn landscapes, joy was present everywhere. 

Graffiti representing former Patriarch Pavle of Serbia and Metropolitan Amfilohjie of Montenegro on a street in Belgrade. Photo: Mondo / Stefan Sojanovic
Bishop Macarie of Northern Europe distributing short prayer ropes to the children of the Romanian Orthodox Aalborg parish in Denmark. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Northern Europe
A mother holding her child during the Divine Liturgy at Bucharest’s Șerban Vodă Church. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Monastic tonsure service for two young novices at Diaconești Monastery. Photo: Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău
Schema-nun Emanuela of Văratec Monastery has recently celebrated her 100th anniversary. Photo: Doxologia
The Metropolitan Cathedral in Timișoara seen by the Ambassador of Israel to Romania. Photo: Facebook / David Saranga
Reliquary icon of Venerable Cosma, Proestos of the Holy Mount Athos, at St George – Cloșca Skete, in the county of Constanța. Photo: St George – Cloșca Skete
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Athens Cathedral. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Papachristos
The feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of Suceava. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți / Irina Ursachi
Putna Monastery dressed in autumn colours. Photo: Facebook / Putna Monastery
Sunlight enters through the windows of the Lazaret Church in the city of Bacău. Photo: Mihaela Ignat Popa
Lipnița Monastery in the county of Constanța, on the morning of the patronal feast of the Holymartyr Dasius of Durostorum. Photo: Protosyncellus Sofronie Bobaru
“I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth” (Genesis 9:13). Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
“I know we shall die, but how much beauty” is the message on the memorial cross commemorating Christian poet Daniel Turcea at Cernica Monastery, near Bucharest. Photo: Magdalena Boboc
Sunrays piercing the fog at Sihla Monastery, near the cave where Venerable Teodora led her ascetic struggles. Photo: Simona-Elena Bâzgan
Faithful dressed in folk costumes at the new wooden church of the Romanian Orthodox Parish of Orbassano, near Turin, Italy. Photo: Mihai Bursuc
Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia holding two kids in His Beatitude’s arms. Photo: Serbian Patriarchate
The first day of the Nativity Fast marked in a calendar belonging to a faithful woman from Belgium. Photo: Alexandra Iliescu
Nun waiting to receive the Holy Communion at Bucharest’s Măgureanu Skete. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Autumn landscape at Comana Monastery. Photo: Comana Monastery / Dragos Grigore

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