The Week in Pictures: September 6 – 12, 2021

From bishops to villagers, from preschool children to octogenarians, Christians felt in this first week of the new church year the energy of autumn and the excitement of school preparations. They placed them all under the protection of the Mother of God, celebrating the feast of her glorious Nativity.

Boy playing the semantron during a local semantron competition organized by the Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava & Rădăuți
A young “subdeacon” watches every move of Archbishop Ioachim during the Divine Liturgy at Giurgeni Monastery. Photo: Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău
Assistant Bishop Timotei of Sătmar welcomed by children with bread and salt at St George Church in Seini, Maramureș County. Photo: Diocese of Maramureș andși Sătmar
Metropolitan Andrei of Cluj offered 400 backpacks with school supplies for Roma children at Turda-Fabrici Missionary Parish at the beginning of the new school year. Photo: Metropolis of Cluj, Maramureș and Salaj / Darius Echim
A train in the Moscow Metro was painted with scenes from the life of St. Alexander Nevsky on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of his birth. Photo: Instagram / mostransport
A moment of prayer at Comana Monastery. Photo: Comana Monastery
A ray of light falls on the icon of St. Luke at “Oborul Nou” Church in Bucharest. Photo: / Mircea Florescu
Koliva depicting the Nativity of the Mother of God at Cămârzani Monastery in Suceava County. Photo: Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuți
A child venerates the relics of Saint Constantine Brâncoveanu at Ghighiu monastery. Photo: / Raluca Ene
The love of a child and a mother, in an image captured at the patronal feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery in Vorona, Botoșani. Photo: Antonie Șoptică
The mobile phone has become a widely used device to capture various life moments, such as the preparation for a child’s baptism at church. Photo: Instagram / Andrei Brănescu
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Timișoara before the feast day of its patron Saint Joseph the New of Partoș. Photo: Stela Plămadă
The white trail of a plane flying over the National Cathedral is lost in the sunlight. Photo: / Aurelian Iftimiu
Woman kissing the tombstone of Archimandrite Sofian Boghiu on the 19th anniversary of his blessed repose. Photo: Iustina Costea
The icon of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker at the outdoor altar of Aninoasa Monastery, Argeș County. Photo: Vuțan Vasile-Liviu
The portrait of an old man praying at the consecration service of Fundenii Doamnei Church, dedicated to Saint Euthymius the Great. Photo: / Raluca Ene

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