Photos of the Week: Serbian Orthodox tensions; Rosh Hashana
(RNS) - Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes tensions with Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, Rosh Hashana and more.
Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Porfirije, center, and Metropolitan Joanikije II, left, arrive at the Serbian Orthodox Church of Christ's Resurrection in Podgorica, Montenegro, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. The decision to hold Joanikije's inauguration as the new bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro in the historic capital of Cetinje, brought out hundreds of nationalist protesters, who confronted the police and briefly removed some of the protective metal fences around the monastery where the inauguration took place. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
Protesters gather at one of the blockades near Cetinje, Montenegro, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. Riot police used tear gas on protesters who fired gunshots in the air and hurled bottles and stones early Sunday in Montenegro before a planned inauguration of the new bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the country. The ceremony scheduled in Cetinje, a former capital of the small Balkan nation, has angered opponents of the Serbian church in Montenegro, which declared independence from neighboring Serbia in 2006. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
Janice Balin watches her granddaughters blow shofars during The Blast, an event in which Jews in the Washington, D.C., area blew shofars to mark the start of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. Ella Balin, left and Avery Balin, right, were standing outside the home of Rabbi Marc Israel, leader of Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville, Maryland. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, center, is nearing completion, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at the World Trade Center in New York. The construction of the only house of worship destroyed in the attacks of September 11, 2001, is now proceeding briskly after years of delays. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A girl kneels in prayer before candles at Our Lady of Cobre Church as Catholics mark the feast day of Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. For the second year in a row, the annual procession with the statue of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre was cancelled due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
People line the streets near Lakeview United Methodist Church before the procession for Navy Corpsman Maxton Soviak, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Berlin Heights, Ohio. Soviak was one of 13 U.S. troops killed in a horrific suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/David Dermer).
Men dressed in traditional clothes of Crete stand outside a church in Galatas village ahead of the burial of the late Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis, on Crete island, Greece, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Theodorakis died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at the age of 96. He penned a wide range of work, from somber symphonies to popular TV and film scores, including for "Serpico" and "Zorba the Greek." He is also remembered for his opposition to the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967-1974, when he was persecuted and jailed and his music outlawed. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
Workers set up audio visual equipment as they begin a project to paint the Mission San Jose church façade with light and images, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. The Restored With Light project will allow viewers a glimpse into the historic appearance of the once-brightly painted church at the historic mission. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
After a weeklong workshop, participants celebrate one another's creative projects at the Grunewald Guild in the North Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth, Washington. The mission of the Guild is to welcome and inspire all who work to explore the relationship between art, faith, and community. Photo by John Schmidt
Evening vespers held on a bridge over the Wenatchee River at the Grunewald Guild in the North Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth, Washington. Photo by John Schmidt
Then-Sen. John F. Kennedy answers questions from some of the 500 members of the Ministers Association of Greater Houston who turned out to hear him speak on a two-day presidential campaign swing through Texas, on Sept. 12, 1960. Kennedy told the Protestant clergymen that he would resign as president, if elected, should the office ever require him to violate his conscience or the national interest. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Fifteen young summer missionaries constructed a permanent house of worship for a Southern Baptist mission congregation in the Cumberland mountains of Tennessee in 1965. RNS archive photo by Paul R. Smith. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.