The Week in Pictures: September 27 – October 3, 2021

Gilded icons and golden autumn leaves, vigil lamps and sunshine gleaming over saintly lives and semantron sound. This was last week’s bigger picture in our photo selection.

A child touches St Anthimus the Georgian at Bucharest’s Antim Monastery. Photo: / Raluca-Emanuela Ene
Icon of St Cosmas the Hermit on the background of Crete Island mountains. Photo: Instagram / eri_fragiadaki
Patriarch Daniel signed the guest book of Bucharest’s Village Museum on Monday. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
A sexton of the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest carries the icon of St. Anthimus the Georgian. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Sunshine over Bacău Cathedral. Photo: Nicu Chiriac
Mother Gabrielia’s tomb in Leros, Greece. Photo: Facebook / Tzatzanis Antonis
The bread offered by the Mother of God to St. Paisios of Mount Athos. Photo credit: Orthodoxia News Agency
Fresco at Parepa Monastery. Photo: Hieromonk Benedict Rusu
The “Holy Apostles Peter and Paul – Ioşia I” Church in Oradea. Photo: Nicolae Indrie
The statue of the Holy Prince Stephen the Great in morning light in the city of Bacău. Photo: Mihaela Popa-Ignat
Children of Năsăud Land dressed in folk costumes participate in the patronal feast of the “Protection of the Mother of God” Monastery in Florești, Cluj county. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Sălaj / Darius Echim
An iconographer presents a copy of the Kazanskaya Wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God. Photo: Instagram / icons_elena
Monument marking the 500th anniversary of Poland’s Horostyt Orthodox Parish. Photo: Orthodox Church of Poland
A man in prayer is reflected by the glass which protects the icon of the Mother of God. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Animals kindly ask for blessings, too – at “St. George – Cloșca” Skete, Constanța county. Photo: Hieromonk Leontie
Patriarch Theophilos inaugurated the new Academic Year at the Theology School of Jerusalem Patriarchate. Photo: Jerusalem Patriarchate
Prayer moment at Plumbuita Monastery. Photo: Afsar Amirabadi
Te Deum office at the open-air altar of Bucharest’s Patriarchal Cathedral, celebrating Patriarch Daniel’s 14 years of patriarchal ministry. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Young people at the consecration of the Romanian church in Bergen, Norway. Photo: Facebook. Diocese of Maramureș and Sătmar
Vigil office for the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God at Pângărați Monastery. Photo: Ema Stoian
Ordination service for the Patriarchal Auxiliary Bishop Sava of Marca. Photo: Serbian Patriarchate
”…be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45). Photo: Twitter / Aristotle Papanikolau
Children holding dolls depicting the icon of the Mother of God on the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God. Photo: Instagram / asceticlifeofmotherhood
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy marking150 years from the laying of the foundation stone for the “Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel” Church in Mihoveni, Suceava. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți
His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, blessing the faithful at Bucharest’s Brâncuși Parish. Photo: / Mircea Florescu

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