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REPORT ON THE CANONIZATION of the Royal Family

Report of the Holy Synod Commission on the Canonization of Saints with Respect to the Martyrdom of the Royal Family. The Report presented by the Chairman of the Commission at the October 9-10, 1996, session of the Holy Synod.

A TRUE FAIRY GODMOTHER: Alexandra

By N. V. Khvostova, 1958. The following incident from the life of the Empress Alexandra took place in 1914, before the War, while the Imperial Family was spending the summer in Livadia.

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FAITHFUL SERVANTS: The Three Retainers

We now remember the other three faithful servants, who have sacrificed their lives in duty and love to the Imperial Family and met the same fate with them on July 17th, 1918.

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EUGENE BOTKIN: The Holy Martyr Physician

It is hard to imagine a physician who took the Hippocratic Oath more seriously than Dr. Eugene Botkin, physician to the last Tsar, whose devotion eventually cost him his life.

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NASTENKA HENDRIKOVA: The Sweet Angel

The Empress, the Grand Duchesses, and the courtiers loved Nastenka for her kindness, affability, meekness, simplicity, and openness in communication. She eventually died for them.

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MESA POTAMOS: Vigil for the Royal Martyrs

Author and publisher of The Romanov Royal Martyrs book, Mesa Potamos Monastery celebrates the Royal Martyrs with an All-Night Vigil for the second year in a row.

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JACKSON FAMILY: Visit to Ekaterinburg 2018

The five-time Emmy Award winning Hollywood actor Jonathan Jackson (Orthodox), together with his family, attended the Royal Martyrs centennial all-night liturgy in Ekaterinburg.

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RUSSIA'S CROWN JEWELS: The Royal Martyr Children

Almost a century separates us from these holy children-martyrs, and yet they are very close to us, very real to us, for we, the last Christians, have much in common with them.

ILLUMINATED AND RADIANT: The Royal Martyrs

Let us again cast our gaze upon the beautiful faces of the Royal Passion-bearers, and may they guide us: both verbally, by their diaries, and by their outward manner, which attracted millions of hearts.

IN THE LIGHT OF HISTORY & GOD'S PROVIDENCE

Behind all the political events of external history we see the hidden working of spiritual laws and, in the final analysis, God’s Providence concerning the fates of peoples and nations. 

THE ROYAL MARTYRS: Lessons on Family Life

True love starts with the first encounter, the first glance and with detecting personal traits in each other. Then comes heart conviction that the two, he and she, are destined to become one.

THE ACT OF THE CANONIZATION OF ST SERAPHIM

Over 100,000 pilgrims arrived from all over the country to participate. Tsar Nicholas II and the Royal Family, who deeply venerated the saint, also came.

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NICHOLAS II's REIGN: Truth and Fiction

Was Emperor Nicholas II a weak-willed ruler who led Russia to a revolutionary catastrophe? Who was guilty in the shooting on January 9, 1905 and the Khodynka tragedy?

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ON THE CANONIZATION of the Royal Martyrs

Never forget that when the Church glorifies a saint, the act itself does not create the saint, it only declares to the people that this person or this group of people have been glorified in God.

ORTHODOX TSAR: Nicholas II Romanov

After the extreme westernization of the eighteenth-century Tsars, Tsar Nicholas began to restore Russia, and the Russian autocracy, to her Byzantine and Orthodox roots.

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THE OPENING OF THE FIFTH SEAL

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.” (Revelation, 6:9)

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THE "WEAKNESS" OF MEEKNESS

Christ is the King and God. In Christ there is no contradiction between royalty and meekness, and in Him the property of being “meek” is not synonymous with “weak”.

ICON OF THE "ENTHRONED" MOTHER OF GOD

The “Enthroned” (or “Reigning”) Icon of the Mother of God appeared on March 2, 1917, the day of Tsar Nicholas’s abdication, in the village of Kolomskoye near Moscow.