The Week in Pictures: November 16 – 22, 2020

Please see below snapshots of Christian Orthodox life between November 16 and 22, 2020: the first snowflakes, churches, liturgical moments and a food ingredient allowed in some of the Advent days.

The cooks from Comana Monastery present one of the ingredients for the Advent weekend menu: a big catfish. Photo: Comana Monastery / Dragoș Grigore
St Elisabeth Convent of Minsk, Belarus. Photo:
Mural painting of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro in Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Orthodox Christianity
The Holy Fathers Monastery near Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo: Twitter / Apostolic Nunciature in Georgia & Armenia
Bucur’s Church in Bucharest, Romania. Legend says Shepherd Bucur was the founder of Romania’s Capital City. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
His Eminence Elpidophoros, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, participated in the Vigil Office officiated at the St. George Church in Ocean Township / New Jersey. Photo: GOA / Dimitrios Panagos
The Cluj-Napoca Cathedral illuminated on Cervical Cancer Awareness Day. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
An icon of the Mother of God was projected on the building of the Greek Parliament on the feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple. Photo: Orthodoxia News Agency
The Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III celebrated 15 years since his enthronement. Photo: Jerusalem Patriarchate
Fall snapshot from Radu Vodă Monastery in Bucharest. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
The Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Archdiocesan Cathedral in Roman, northeastern Romania. Photo: Archdiocese of Roman
On the second Sunday of the Advent, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated without the participation of the faithful at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Sibiu, in central Romania. The city was quarantined to control the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 infection. Photo: Metropolis of Ardeal
Pilgrims honour St Matrona at Pokrov Monastery on the celebration of 139 years from her birth. Photo: Pokrov Monastery
Winter has sent its messengers to Putna Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Putna Monastery
The funerals of the Patriarch of Serbia. Photo: Serbian Patriarchate
His Grace Macarie, Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Northern Europe, offered gifts to the children participating in the Divine Liturgy he celebrated in Helsingborg, Sweden. Photo: Diocese of Northern Europe
The Divine Liturgy celebrated at the canopy near the Patriarch Cathedral in Bucharest, Romania. Photo: / Mircea Florescu

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