The Week in Pictures: September 14 – 20, 2020

The Holy Cross is the flag of Christianity, a symbol of sanctification, sacrifice and resurrection. The Holy Cross is also last week’s recurring theme in Orthodoxy. Please see below our selection of Orthodox moments between September 14 and September 20, 2020.

Romania’s Patriarch with the priests from the National Cathedral’s Chapel. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Snapshot taken during the religious service on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Orthodox Cathedral in Tirana, Albania. Photo: Facebook / Stephanos & Alexandria Missionaries to Albania
Assistant Bishop Timotei of Sătmar blessing a child at Săpânța – Noul Peri Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Holy Cross with flowers at the “Dormition of the Mother of God” Parish, in the town of Glina, near Bucharest. Photo: Raluca Turcu
Patriarch Daniel with children at the inauguration of the Romanian Patriarchate’s “Annunciation” Kindergarten. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
A priest praying to St Joseph the New of Partoș in the stillness of the night, after the faithful paid their honours to the holy relics and there were only a few people left in the Timișoara Cathedral. Photo: Yvonne Ivanescu
Priest reading prayers during a baptism service. Photo: Mădălina Cimpoeru
Nicolae of Romania prayed at the tomb of Queen Anne at Curtea de Argeș Cathedral on the day the queen would have turned 97. Photo: Facebook / Nicolae al României
Saint Dionysius Erhan, Bishop of Cetatea Albă and Ismail, honoured for the first time as a saint after canonization on his feast day, at Suruceni Monastery in the Republic of Moldova. Photo: Suruceni Monastery
Faithful attending the consecration of Izbuc Monastery in Bihor county. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
The Holy Cross on the Altar Table at the new church of Izbuc Monastery, consecrated by Patriarch Daniel. Photo: Archdeacon Gherasim Nap
As the Diocese of Oradea celebrated 100 years since its re-establishment, Romanian Patriarch Daniel and other 20 hierarchs consecrated the “Lord’s Resurrection” Diocesan Cathedral. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Former international football player Mihai Neșu, founder of the “Mihai Neșu” Foundation for children with disabilities, attended the consecration service of the new Diocesan Cathedral in Oradea. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Snapshot from the consecration of “Hagia Sophia“ Church in Warsaw, Poland. Photo: Facebook / Alexander Wasyluk
Young man playing the semantron before the Divine Liturgy at Comana Monastery. Photo: Facebook / Mănăstirea Comana
The faithful at the vigil service in honour of the Nativity of the Mother of God at “Christ the Saviour” Cathedral in Moscow. Photo: / Serghei Vlasov
Snapshot at “St John the Russian” Church in Prokopi, Island of Evia, Greece, on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Photo: Alexandra

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