The Week in Pictures: November 22 – 28, 2021

“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do” (Matthew 6:16): this quote may best illustrate the previous fasting week. We let the images speak further.

Grigoriou Monastery on the Holy Mount Athos besieged by the waves. Photo: Facebook / Αγαπώ τον Χριστό
Young Panteleimon holding the icon of his spiritual patron. Photo: Instagram / heartofsalvation
Resting place at St Hermann of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California. Photo: Twitter / Timothy Honeycutt
Monks from Putna Monastery waiting for the relics of St John the New of Suceava to reach their monastery. The relics were carried in procession throughout the eparchy to protect against disease. Photo: Facebook / Putna Monastery
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew played table tennis with the members of a youth organization in Athens. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Papachristou
The column on which St Catherine was beheaded is kept in the St Sabbas Monastery Church – Patriarchal Cathedral of Alexandria, Egypt. Photo: Protosyncellus Leontie Fusa
The Patriarch of Georgia at the national feast of St George (Giorgoba). Photo: Patriarchate of Georgia
Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa celebrated His Beatitude’s birthday. Photo: Patriarchate of Alexandria
Child kissing icons during the Divine Liturgy celebrated on Albania’s Independence Day. Photo: Facebook / Stephanos & Alexandria Missionaries to Albania
A tender moment during the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Chapel Theology Faculty in Bucharest on the feast of St Catherine. Photo: Basilica.ro / Raluca Ene
Greek children from Hydra Gymnasium and High School visited the local stadium and played football supervised by a protosyncellus. Photo: Orthodoxia News Agency
Bishop Neophitos Kongai of Nyeri and Mount Kenya holding recently baptized twins. Photo: Orthodoxia News Agency
Nuns from the Romanian Nera Monastery enjoying autumn sunshine on a trip in the forest. Photo: Instagram / Neraplant.ro
Holymartyr Catherine’s relics were brought to Romania’s National Cathedral Chapel in Bucharest on the third anniversary of the consecration of the National Cathedral Altar. Photo: Basilica.ro / Mircea Florescu
Bishop Casian of Lower Danube helped a child honour the holy relics. Photo: Facebook / Archdiocese of Lower Danube
Child dressed in national costume holds the hierarch’s crosier during the consecration of the painting at the “Protection of the Mother of God” Church in Manic, the county of Bistrița-Năsăud. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj / Darius Echim
The first Romanian Orthodox church in Sardinia is being built. Photo: Diocese of Italy
Father Constantin Necula and radio host Mihai Morar visited His Eminence Iustin, Bishop of Maramureș and Sătmar. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
The Metropolitan Cathedral in Timișoara waiting for the National Day ceremonies. Photo: Stela Plămadă
Prayer moment at the “Dormition of the Mother of God” Church in Câmpia Turzii. Photo: Facebook / Tudor Călin
Drone photo of Comana Monastery. Photo: Comana Monastery / Dragoș Grigore
Romania’s National Day was celebrated in anticipation at the “Holy Prince Stephen the Great” Church in Vienna. Photo: Holy Prince Stephen the Great Church
Faithful from Desești Parish in the county of Maramureș go to their local UNESCO-listed wooden church, which is protected by St Paraskeva. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Boy dressed in traditional costume reads the Epistle at Sihăstria Râșcăi Monastery. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți / Irina Ursachi

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