The Week in Pictures: October 18 -24, 2021

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This week we have shots from Săpânța, where a monastic synaxis was held, autumn landscapes from Curtea de Argeș, Dervent and Izbuc, photos from Bulgaria, where St. John of Rila was celebrated, and from Bucharest, where the pilgrimage to St. Demetrius the New is unfolding.

The monastic synaxis of the Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar was held at Săpânța Monastery. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Architectural jewel: the great church of Curtea de Argeș Monastery in autumn. Photo: Facebook / Ovidiu Vlăsceanu
Vespers at Plovdiv Monastery (Bulgaria) in honour of St John of Rila. Photo: Bulgarian Patriarchate
Izbuc Monastery under mild autumn sunshine. Photo: Izbuc Monastery
Church painter Daniel Codrescu painting the entrance vault of the Sihăstria Monastery. Photo: Daniel Codrescu
Sunrise at the Patriarchal Cathedral. Photo: Mihai Grigoriu
His Grace Timotei of Sătmar with the faithful at the “Holy Emperors Constantine and Helen” Church in Săcel – Iza. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the anniversary ceremony marking 30 years of his patriarchate. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Papachristou
Chiuza, in the county of Bistrița Năsăud: Old lady going to church. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj / Ionuț Chifa
The burial of His Eminence Gurie, the first bishop of Deva and Hunedoara, at Deva Cathedral. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Patriarch Porfirije holding two children in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Serbian Patriarchate
Exhumation of Father Joseph of Vatopaidi, a disciple of St Joseph the Hesychast, passed away 12 years ago. Photo: Orthodoxia News Agency
The church of Dervent Monastery at nightfall. Photo: Protosyncellus Sofronie Bobaru
After their shift has ended, Bucharest armed police members honour the holy relics placed outside the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. The armed police are deployed to keep order during the patronal feast of the Patriarchal Cathedral. Photo: ASCOR / Mihaela Mareș
Pilgrims honour the holy relics of St Demetrius the New, who helped the Romanian Capital during plague and cholera epidemics. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Icon with relics of Venerable Gabriel of Odessa at St. Gheorghe – Cloșca Skete in Constanța county on the saint’s feast day – October 23. Photo: St. Gheorghe – Cloșca Skete
Television director during a broadcast from Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Photo: Patriarchate of Moscow
Entrance vault at the gate of Sihăstria Monastery. Photo: Daniel Codrescu
Auxiliary bishop Varlaam of Ploieşti re-blessing the church of “King Carol I” National Defense University. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Subdeacon at the Vigil officiated for the feast of St. John Jacob of Neamț, whose holy relics are displayed on the Patriarchate Hill during the feast of St Demetrius the New. Photo: / Mircea Florescu

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