The Week in Pictures: October 11 – 17, 2021

The thoughts and prayers of the faithful went towards Saint Parascheva last week, while many pilgrims went to honour her relics in the city of Iași. Please find below our photo selection from last week.

The mosaic icon of St. Nicholas for the National Cathedral is being made in the workshop coordinated by church painter Daniel Codrescu. Photo: Daniel Codrescu
Procession with Saint John the New’s relics across the city of Suceava. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți / Irina Ursachi
Greek culture and language courses are taught in Ethiopia by an Orthodox nun. Photo: Orthodoxia News Agency
The icon of all the Holy Healers adorned with flowers for the first celebration of the Synaxis of the Holy Healers at the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Papachristou
St Evdokimos of Vatopaidi’s relics placed for veneration in the church of Vatopaidi Monastery. Photo: Orthodoxia News Agency / Rafail Georgiadis
Autumn day at Plumbuita Monastery. Photo: Afsar Amirabadi
An icon of the Holy King Stephen Milutin meets the auxiliary bishop Policarp of Belogradchik at the Bulgarian customs passing point Kalotina. Photo: Bulgarian Patriarchate
Vigil for the feast of St. Parascheva at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa visited Uganda. Photo: Patriarchate of Alexandria
The “Protection of the Mother of God” Parish in the Polish city of Bielsk Podlaski celebrate its patronal feast. Photo: Orthodox Church of Poland / Fr. Piotr Trochimczuk
Festal icon (1982) at Bucharest’s St. Parascheva – Bellu Parish. Photo: Fișcuci Bogdan-Ștefan
Vespers service for the patronal feast of Bucharest’s St. Petka Parish. Photo: Ema Stoian
St. Parascheva gathered tens of thousands of faithful this year in Iași. Photo: Doxologia / Tudorel Rusu
Icon and vestment of St. Parascheva placed in the centre of “St George – Cloșca” Skete in the county of Constanța. Photo: “Sf. George – Cloșca” Skete
St. Parascheva celebrated at the National Cathedral’s Chapel. Photo: Aurelian Iftimiu /
Blessing of the faithful with holy water at St Panteleimon Skete on the Transfăgărășan high-altitude road. Photo: Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel / Cristian Gheorghe
The feast of the Protection of the Mother of God at Moscow’s Intercession Monastery. Photo:
Prayer moment in front of St Parascheva’s icon. Photo: Instagram / Mădălina Țapu
St. Paraschva’s relics were taken back into the Metropolitan Cathedral of Iași after her feast day. Photo: Doxologia / Fr.Silviu Cluci
St. George the Pilgrim returned to Văratec Monastery. Photo: Doxologia / Fr. Silviu Cluci
A child looks from a different angle at the fresco of the church dome. Photo: Ema Stoian
The consecration of the church dedicated to the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the Russian city of Oriol. Photo: Russian Patriarchate / Oleg Varov

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