The Week in Pictures: September 13 – 19, 2021

The sunshine is best reflected by the Holy Cross, when it is elevated by the Orthodox faithful in September. Or at least so it looks in the photos received via email from our readers between September 13 and 19.

Metropolitan Laurențiu of Ardeal blessed the renovated Chapel of the Communications, Information Technology and Cyber-Defense School in the city of Sibiu. Photo: Metropolis of Ardeal
Start of the new school year at the „Annunciation” Kindergarten of the Romanian Patriarchate was filled with the children’s emotion. Photo: / Raluca Ene
Ribale Wehbé from Lebanon sang at the “Holy Hierarch Dionisie Erhan” organized by the Sascut – Schineni Parish in Bacău county. Photo: Facebook / Vasile Țoiu
A 28-year old Pole working for the Holy Mount Athos’ Great Lavra was baptized Orthodox in the sea. Photo: Orthodoxia News Agency
Tronos Byzantine Music Group sang at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in the American state of New York. Photo: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
Parinting workshop at the Podu Broșteni Parish in Costești Deanery. Photo: Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel
Fairytale view of the Pătrunsa Skete. Photo: Ștefan Florea
Blessing of the faithful during the Divine Liturgy at Bucharest’s Radu Vodă Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Radu Vodă Monastery
Girl kissing a cross at “St Nicholas” Skete in the southern-Romania county of Giurgiu. Photo> Miruna Arsene
Nuns sing at the patronal feast of Pătrăuți Monastery, in the county of Suceava. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți
Rural bliss by the Caraiman Monastery chapel. Photo: / Simona Chivu
Child plays the semantron at Comana Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Comana Monastery
Faithful participate in the patronal feast of Săpânța – New Peri Monastery. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș  and Sătmar
The gate of the Șinca Veche Skete. Photo: Juganaru Alexandru
The Metropolitan Cathedral in Timișoara honoured its patron saint: Holy Hierarch Iosif the New of Partoș, Metropolitan of Banat. Photo: Stela Plămadă
His Grace Varlaam of Ploiești blesses the faithful at the patronal feast of the St. Basil – Victoria Church. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
The Holy Cross was taken out to be honoured by the faithful at the “Room 4 Hospital” turned into an Orthodox Chapel at the former communist political prison of Pitești. Photo: Vuțan Vasile-Liviu
The Holy Cross put on a lectern to be honoured by the faithful on the Elevation of the Holy Cross in “St Demetrios the Myrrh-gusher” Church of Horodnic de Sus, in the county of Suceava. Photo: Alexandru Lungoci
Acolyte participates in the Divine Liturgy officiated by His Eminence Andrei, Metropolitan of Cluj, at the consecration of the church in Boteni, Cluj county. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj / Darius Echim
A priest teaches a child to pray “to the little angels”. Photo: Mădălina Cimpoeru
The feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross at the “Holy Emp. Constantine and his mother Helen – Straja II”, of the Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți. Photo: Fr. Constantin Oprea
The feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross at the Chapel of the National Cathedral in Bucharest. Photo: Gabriel Drumea
Nun Ioana from Cornu Monastery preparing the vigil lights for the icon of the Mother of God. Photo: / Raluca Ene

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