“Our Church is a Family” – Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral)

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 13/12/17 His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, talks about the recent Council of Bishops in Moscow, the preaching Christ in today’s world, on the Russian Orthodox ...

BP. TIKHON (SHEVKUNOV) SPEAKS ON “POSSIBLE RITUAL ELEMENT” IN ROMANOV MURDERS

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Orthochristian.com - 3/12/17 Even after his abdication, Tsar Nicholas II remained a symbolic, sacred figure, and therefore his murder could have a very specific ritualist meaning in many senses, His Grace Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Egorievsk, abbot of Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery and Secretary of the patriarchal commission tasked with studying the remains believed to belong to the ...

PROPOSAL TO REBUILD IPATIEV HOUSE WHERE ROYAL FAMILY WAS MARTYRED COMES ON EVE OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS DESTRUCTION

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Orthochristian.com -Ekaterinburg, Russia - 22/9/17 Today marks the 40th anniversary of the razing of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were martyred on July 17, 1918. Royal Russia reports that the anniversary was marked by the September 19 opening of the “Ipatiev House: From Destruction to Repentance” exhibition at the Tsar Spiritual and ...

Russian Patriarch consecrates Orthodox Cathedral in London – RT LIVE

RT.com - 16/10/16 Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill is leading the ceremonies of consecration of the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Royal Martyrs, in London. The Divine Liturgy, which includes the sanctification of the bells and frescoes on the outer wall of the cathedral, is the key event ...

The Reason Why We Venerate the Royal Martyrs

Foma.ru - 18/7/16 Archpriest Igor FOMIN, Rector of the house church of St. Alexander Nevsky of the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs.  We venerate the Holy Royal Family for their faithfulness to God, for their martyrdom, and for giving us an example of genuine leaders of a country who treated its inhabitants as their own family.  After ...

Holy Royal Martyrs Commemorated in Yekaterinburg on their Feast-Day

July 2014 The night of July 16/17 is a tragic date in the history of Russia. On this day in Yekaterinburg, the Russian Tsar Nicolas II, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, their children as well as their faithful servants were brutally murdered. The Church “on the Blood” in honour of All Saints who have Shone Forth in the ...

OVER 40,000 GATHER IN EKATERINBURG TO HONOR THE ROYAL MARTYRS

Ekaterinburg - 17/7/13 According to different estimates, 40 to 50 thousand people gathered in Yekaterinburg to honor the memory of Royal Martyrs at the night service commemorating their murder, Pravoslavnaya Gazeta reports. The night-time service of Divine Liturgy was opened by Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhotury, as he addressed the thousands in attendance. In his sermon, Vladyka explained ...