Photos of the Week

This week’s photo selection includes a disrupted Greek Orthodox pilgrimage, the Parsi New Year and more.

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes a disrupted Greek Orthodox pilgrimage, the Parsi New Year, and more.

A pilgrim crawls in front of the Navy band outside the Holy Church of Panagia of Tinos, on the Aegean island of Tinos, Greece, on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. For nearly 200 years, Greek Orthodox faithful have flocked to Tinos for the August 15 feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the most revered religious holiday in the Orthodox calendar after Easter. But this year there was no procession, the ceremony – like so many lives across the globe – was upended by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Pilgrims crawl in front of the Holy Church of Panagia of Tinos, on the Aegean island of Tinos, Greece, on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. For nearly 200 years, Greek Orthodox faithful have flocked to Tinos for the August 15 feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the most revered religious holiday in the Orthodox calendar after Easter. But this year there was no procession, the ceremony – like so many lives across the globe – was upended by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

A barber tonsures, or shaves, a child as part of a ritual at an ancient temple of Hindu goddess Kali in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

A Parsi man prays outside a prayer hall at a Zoroastrian Fire Temple during Parsi New Year in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Holding and petting animals, from left, Rabbi David Goldberg; Father Ambrose Agius, a Benedictine monk; and Rev. Robert Seekins, Jr., get together at the New York World’s Fair Better Living Center on July 13, 1965, for an inter-denominational blessing of animals. Representing the three major faiths, the clergymen urged the kind treatment of animals and the abstention from all forms of cruelty to them. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

People visit St. Savior in Chora church, known as Kariye in Turkish, in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Turkey on Friday formally converted the former Byzantine church, St. Savior in Chora, into a mosque, a month after it similarly turned Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia into a Muslim house of worship, which drew international rebuke. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Nepalese women take selfies outside the Pashupatinath Hindu temple during Teej festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. During this festival, Hindu women observe a day-long fast and pray for their husbands and for a happy marriage. Those who are unmarried pray for a good husband. Although temples are closed to the public, small numbers of people offered their prayers outside temples. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nuns follow Pope Francis as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Kashmiri Muslim men pray inside Jamia Masjid, or Grand Mosque, in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. After being closed for almost five months, Friday prayers were organized inside the Grand Mosque as shrines and other religious places of worship across Jammu and Kashmir reopened for devotees. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Catholic faithful attend a socially distanced indoor Mass at the San Miguel Arcangel Catholic church in the El Cementerio neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. The Rev. Wilfredo, who uses three smartphones to transmit his worship service, is joined by a select small group that includes a choir and a sign language interpreter. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Lutheran high school students who held a “work camp” in New York’s Harlem neighborhood, teaching children in classes at churches in the area, joined religious, civic and business leaders who gathered at the Lutheran Church of the Transfiguration in Harlem on July 20, 1965, to discuss church and community efforts to erase tension in the area. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society