The Week in Pictures: October 12 – 18, 2020

Restricted religious feasts, painful and hopeful prayer, the stillness of talking to God, the little joys of Orthodox living – all captured in coloured or cloudy photos received from all over the world by the newsroom.

The Metropolitan of Fthiotida celebrated his name day on the feast of St Symeon the New Theologian. Photo: Romfea / Dimitrios Anagnou
The faithful participate in the Divine Liturgy outside the courtyard of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Iași, due to pandemic restrictions. Photo: Doxologia / Fr. Silviu Cluci
Procession at Pokrov Monastery, in Russia, on the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God. Photo: Pokrov Monastery
Partoș Monastery, in the county of Timiș, at sunset time. Photo: Daniel Anitas
At the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest, Venerable Demetrios the New’s relics and St Parascheva’s vestment were brought out to be honoured by the faithful, as a spiritual compensation for the pilgrims who were not allowed to travel to the city of Iași on St Parascheva’s feast. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Patronal feast at Samurcășești Monastery, on St. Parascheva’s day: a nun plays the semantron, announcing the beginning of the religious service. Photo: Patricia Dorobanțu
The biggest Romanian pilgrimage has been restricted due to pandemic conditions this year. St Parascheva’s holy relics were taken out of the Metropolitan Cathedral only on October, 14 and they could be honoured only by pilgrims from the city of Iași. Photo: Doxologia / Fr. Silviu Cluci
A little girl is doing her homework surrounded by holy icons and watched over by the vigil light. Photo: Vlad Maxim
On St Parascheva’s feast, only 500 people were allowed to participate in the Divine Liturgy in front of the Cathedral in Iași, a place where tens of thousands would gather each year for the celebrations. Only dignitaries and residents of the city were allowed. Photo: Doxologia / Tudorel Rusu
The blessing of the Cocoș Monastery bells. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Tulcea
St Ana – Orșova Monastery seen through the golden leaves of a vineyard. Photo: Facebook / St Ana – Orşova Monastery
Bishop Iustin with the children participating in the patronal feast of Strâmtura Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
The faithful from Viișoara village, in the county of Bacău, participated in the blessing of the church from their town. Photo: Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău
The National Cathedral in the light of autumn sunset. Photo: Instagram / Alex Mihail
Bishop Macarie of Northern Europe on missionary service in Norway. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Northern Europe

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