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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich => Topic started by: Crazy_Claire01 on June 15, 2004, 09:08:21 AM

Title: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Crazy_Claire01 on June 15, 2004, 09:08:21 AM
soon it will be the 100th birthday of the tsarevich, i hope people will remember him on that day ;D
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Maria_Vanya on June 15, 2004, 05:56:17 PM
I will DEFINANTLY remember!! He is my favorite Romanov and I, too,  hope a lot of people remember him on that day.  :) ;)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on June 15, 2004, 08:39:31 PM
 :D  The hundredth anniversary of the Tsesarevich-Martyr's birth is a special day indeed.   On www.alexis-romanov.narod.ru there are a number of materials having to do with that occasion -- I noted the commemorative medals that have been created, a nice emblem, and an official proclamation (all in Russian).  But how I wish the Patriarchate or Sofrino or our Synod would make little icons (to wear on a chain) of St. Alexei in honor of his birthday!   I suspect very few people would be awarded medals.

I almost suspect that his hundredth NAME-DAY (October 5th/18th) is going to be a big occasion too.  Ypa! Ypa! Ypa!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on June 18, 2004, 09:15:50 PM
A couple of links:

First to see the medals, here is:  

www.alexis-romanov.narod.ru/documents/medal.htm

It begins with the medal I like the best of the five, the one most like an icon.  I still wish there were little neck-icons, though, which I don't think there are going to be unless someone else makes them.  

Even last year for the Tsesarevich's 99th birthday an Orthodox service was held at Peterhof (where the Alexei statue is).  The St. Petersburg Times-Online ran a picture from the observance:

www.sptimes.ru/archive/times/893/features/a_0_3205.htm
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on July 05, 2004, 01:55:24 PM
What a truly wonderful occasion to celebrate. This is my first post here, today I just discovered this place, I'm so happy a lot of people like Aleksey as much as I do hehe. I have a special wallpaper I have made ages ago, I plan on making another very special one just for this occasion, with text that says something about the 100th birthday.

Such a sweet child. Happy birthday, dear! hehe I'm sure he's be watching over all of us.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on July 05, 2004, 02:25:37 PM
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What a truly wonderful occasion to celebrate. This is my first post here, today I just discovered this place, I'm so happy a lot of people like Aleksey as much as I do hehe. I have a special wallpaper I have made ages ago, I plan on making another very special one just for this occasion, with text that says something about the 100th birthday.

Such a sweet child. Happy birthday, dear! hehe I'm sure he's be watching over all of us.


I have to agree.  Alexei's 100th birthday is a special day.  He's my favourite as well, and I think it's great that people still remember.  He was a very happy and cheerfull child, and according to those who knew him, he possesed a great personal charm.  He dealt with his illness in the most admirable way, and lived life to the fullest (when possible of course).  I'm sure he's touched by the fact that so many people remember him.  

Dasha

P.S.  Welcome!!!!! ;D  
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on July 05, 2004, 02:49:55 PM
 :)  Slava Cb. Muchenika Tsesarevicha Alyoshka!  Today it cheers me up to see how many people are thinking of him.   A hearty welcome to our new poster.    :D
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on July 05, 2004, 04:04:03 PM
Aww thanks for the welcome. I'm so overwhelmed here at this board I don't know where to start! It took ages just to find a proper signature quote! LOL I had so many ideas, but I decided for once NOT to use something to do with figure skating LOL.

I'm a huge skating fan and a huge Romanov admirer as well, with great interest in the personal lives of the family, especially Aleksey of course. As I recall he was good at making up all sorts of games, and had a bit of an imp in him LOL. I fondly recall the first time I read about the strawberry incident HAHA and my mouth dropped open when my friend Lanie told me about the Japanese princess's visit!

Well, I'll be around! Thanks again for the welcome! You definitely haven't heard the last of me!

poka!
angie
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on July 05, 2004, 04:09:28 PM
Dear Angie -

What was the story about the Japanese princess's visit?  That's one I have not heard before....
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on July 05, 2004, 05:03:51 PM
Well, Lanie told me that sometime, the Japanese royal family visited Russia, and Aleksey met the princess and they were outside, and he told her to sit in the mud, and she didn't, and he said I'm the Tzarevich, you have to do what I say, and I order you to sit in the mud. He said something to that affect. Poor girl did it! Lanie said she cried. What a scoundrel he was haha!

I can't give any dates or anything cause I heard it so long ago but I will ask her today if I see her online to give me more info haha.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on July 05, 2004, 05:15:41 PM
Dear Angie,
    LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!  THAT is an extremely funny story!!!!!  Thank you for sharing it.  I also heard a story of when Alexei, aged about four, walked into his father's study and saw one of the ministers sitting down.  Alexei got upset that the man didn't get up, and basically yelled that when the Heir to the Throne enters the room one must be standing.  The source of that story is  Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie.  Hope you liked it.

Dasha
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on July 05, 2004, 06:07:53 PM
LOL LOL LOL omg that's funny!!!

Seems like we like to think he's ordinary but he himself liked to think he was above the rest LOL you know what I mean? Even while they were in Tobolsk, poor kid was still talking about when he would be Tzar. Sigh...
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on July 05, 2004, 07:40:50 PM
I am reminded of a story of the Tsarevich and his cousin Princess Vera Konstantinova; one that she remembered and told to others.  Please forgive my poor paraphrase:


Once little Alexei and his cousin Vera were riding in a carriage during that time of year when the snow is starting to melt outside.  Both were dressed in warm clothing: 'Alexei was all in white.'   He noticed a big puddle as they were riding along past the 'Salon of Music', and, being the Tsarevich....  he ordered the carriage to stop.  Surely to him it suggested fun...  the type of fun he could not have himself.   He gave a simple command that his cousin jump into the puddle:  'Vera, tuda!'  ('Vera, in there!')  The little Princess got wet, and she got into trouble instead of Alexei.

When telling this story Her Highness was said to say:  'Of course I had to obey him.... but it was fun!'  
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on July 05, 2004, 07:50:13 PM
Haha! that is so like him I think! Ahh, what a perfect way to remember the Naslednik than to think of all these funny stories!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on July 05, 2004, 10:10:44 PM
Very well said Angie and Elizabeth!  It does seem very characteristic of him to act in such fashion.  However, as he got older, he began to dislike all the attention bstowed upon him because of his title.  All he wanted was to be treated like a normal boy.  He used his rank only with those who were outside of the household/immidiate family, and if I'm not mistaken while he was still quiet young.  

In regards to him talking about being a Tsar in Tobolsk, I haven't read enough to attest or despute the fact.  All I know from reading is that he took the news of his father's abdication pretty well (at least while Gilliard was in the room explaining the situation), and didn't mention or ask anything about his rights as an Heir (Naslednik).  After Gilliard left the room however, he said he heard the boy weep.  It must have been rather hard (to say the least) to go from being the Tsesarevich to being a nobody, and to watch your whole world break down before your eyes, slowly but surely.  :(

On a cheerfull note, another Alexei story.  I apologize if my paraphrasing is rather poor.  Dr Botkin's wife was going home after being presented to the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna (a.k.a. Alix), and she met Alexei in the hallway.  She bowed, and greeted him with a "Good day Your Imperial Highness".  Instead of being polite and returning the greeting, the four-year-old Alexei simply turned away with indignation.  Dr. Botkin's wife was extremily upset by this, and when she related the story to her husband, he laughed and said that she "offended" His Imperial Highness by speaking to him without being spoken to by him first!   ;D

Sources:  A Lifelong Passion and Robert K. Massie's Nicholas And Alexandra.  

Dasha
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on July 05, 2004, 10:21:49 PM
Dear Dasha and Angie -

Both impressions of the Tsesarevich-Martyr have their place, I think - although I think some of the stories of him actually pulling rank do come originally from the books written from Princess Catherine Radziwill, a noblewoman with an axe to grind concerning the Imperial Family.  The thing to remember is that Alexei eventually outgrew any behavior like this if indeed he did act up, and shone with compassion for others simply because he had suffered so much.

I can definitely imagine the poor boy crying at the loss of the Standart and of the opportunity to visit with the soldiers that had once served his father.   Part of his martyrdom...
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on July 05, 2004, 10:45:41 PM
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Dear Dasha and Angie -

Both impressions of the Tsesarevich-Martyr have their place, I think - although I think some of the stories of him actually pulling rank do come originally from the books written from Princess Catherine Radziwill, a noblewoman with an axe to grind concerning the Imperial Family.  The thing to remember is that Alexei eventually outgrew any behavior like this if indeed he did act up, and shone with compassion for others simply because he had suffered so much.

I can definitely imagine the poor boy crying at the loss of the Standart and of the opportunity to visit with the soldiers that had once served his father.   Part of his martyrdom...


Hello Elizabeth,
    Once again, very well put.  Of course he outgrew that sort of behaivior, and his parents had to be credited, along with his tutor the one and only Pierre Gilliard.  His father was not the one to flaunt his rank and title, and since Alexei spent a good deal of time with his father, he probably picked it up and acted in a more respectable manner (usual spelling apologies).  

His graciousness was displayed when he gave his own things as tokens of gratitude to the person who taught him English while under house arrest in Tsarskoye Selo.  The tutor wasn't Mr. Gibbes (again, sorry if I butchered his name), and Alexei felt that he should show appreciation and be even more studious then usual.  

Source:  an article on Alexei on www.suite101.com. Apologies if the info is wrong.  

Dasha
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on July 05, 2004, 10:48:57 PM
Absolutely. I heard a story that he comforted a man by the name of Fredricks (now this was in a historical fiction book so I don't know how reliable it is LOL) after he lost his son in the war, and Fredricks told Nicholas that Aleksey would make a fine Tzar someday, but wouldn't give any details about what happened exactly cause he promised.

Again that was in a fictional book but who knows it might have had some truth to it.

But I do know he was a very compassionate, caring young man, mature beyond his years especially after Spala as I recall. But he was still young at heart, enjoying childhood pleasures when he could, like playing war with his sisters and so on.

I love these stories because it makes me feel like I knew him as a friend, you know?

After chatting with Dasha, this is based on fact. :) The man had a different name. John Hanbury-Williams. I think that was the name mentioned in the book, I just haven't read it in ages LOL.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on July 06, 2004, 06:41:25 PM
Here is yet another story of that delightful rapscallion the Tsesarevich Alexei, in another paraphrase from a Russian source:

While his mother, sisters and other female members of the court were visiting father and son Army Headquarters at Mogilev, they all stopped off at one of the boy's favorite swimming areas, on the banks of the Dnieper River.  (a place that I believe was called Evpatoria).   At one point the Emperor noticed a lady's parasol floating down the river, one that belonged to the lady-in-waiting who tells this story in her memoirs.  (I think it was Baroness Sophie Buxhoevden).

'How did that parasol get into the river?'  the Tsar asked.

'Oh, Alexei must have done that!  I had seen him with it earlier,'  his daughter Olga said.

Nicholas II called the little culprit to him, and said then,

'For shame, Alexei!  Now I will just have to go in there and get it, and I won't like getting wet.'

And it served as a reprimand for the little prince to see his father swim out to retrieve the fancy parasol while in that angry state.  The Tsar returned the umbrella to its owner, and went to sun himself on a rock in order to get dry.  His Majesty did not feel like speaking to anyone for a while.... until, as the Baroness writes:

'The poor little Tsarevich apologized most humbly and sincerely to me.  From then on he made sure to be especially courteous to ladies.'
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on July 07, 2004, 11:32:18 AM
That is so funny! Yes, rapscallion certainly fits the bill for him!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on July 07, 2004, 11:45:22 AM
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Here is yet another story of that delightful rapscallion the Tsesarevich Alexei, in another paraphrase from a Russian source:

While his mother, sisters and other female members of the court were visiting father and son Army Headquarters at Mogilev, they all stopped off at one of the boy's favorite swimming areas, on the banks of the Dnieper River.  (a place that I believe was called Evpatoria).   At one point the Emperor noticed a lady's parasol floating down the river, one that belonged to the lady-in-waiting who tells this story in her memoirs.  (I think it was Baroness Sophie Buxhoevden).

'How did that parasol get into the river?'  the Tsar asked.

'Oh, Alexei must have done that!  I had seen him with it earlier,'  his daughter Olga said.

Nicholas II called the little culprit to him, and said then,

'For shame, Alexei!  Now I will just have to go in there and get it, and I won't like getting wet.'

And it served as a reprimand for the little prince to see his father swim out to retrieve the fancy parasol while in that angry state.  The Tsar returned the umbrella to its owner, and went to sun himself on a rock in order to get dry.  His Majesty did not feel like speaking to anyone for a while.... until, as the Baroness writes:

'The poor little Tsarevich apologized most humbly and sincerely to me.  From then on he made sure to be especially courteous to ladies.'


And yet another good story!  Thank you for posting it Elizabeth.  I have no stories at this particular moment to add (shocker, since I'm constantly blabbing), but as soon as I come up with one, it will be on here.

Hi Angie!  ;D

Dasha
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Maria_Vanya on July 30, 2004, 01:23:14 AM
Alexei's birthday is today! Will they show anything on TV about this in the USA or just Russia???
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: KatieAnn on July 30, 2004, 03:30:05 AM
I read a sweet story about Alexei.  When he was quite young he was brought into the dining room to be introduced around and, at one point, dived under the table and came out near his father's chair holding the slipper of a lady in waiting.  Nicholas told him to immediately put it back - which he did.  But not before putting a ripe strawberry into the toe!  The lady in waiting let out a squeal and Alexei was taken out of the room - Nicholas by all accounts was not amused.  But several members of the Court had to stifle giggles.  Personally, I think it's a lovely story and just goes to show that despite his ill health, he was capable of as much mischief as any health child.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Sunny on July 30, 2004, 08:08:36 AM
Remembering Alexei on this day, and always.

Sunny
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Annie on July 30, 2004, 08:43:12 AM
Remember the Tsar's diary entry telling of his birth, and how happy he was. If only things could have turned out better.

In memorium and in honor of Alexei, 100 years, and forever.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: BattleAngel on July 30, 2004, 12:23:05 PM
Happy Birthday, dearest baby boy.
God bless.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Chris Fulmer on July 30, 2004, 12:44:12 PM
Wherever you may be now, Alexei Nikolaevich, happy birtday from a true disciple.  I think you'd have been a great czar if you'd been given a chance.  
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on July 30, 2004, 04:18:22 PM
Happy Birthday to Russia's brightest Sunbeam!  Remembering you with love today and always+

Dasha
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Maria_Vanya on July 30, 2004, 05:18:43 PM
Happy Birthday Alexei Nicholaevich Romanov++
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Annie on July 30, 2004, 06:05:57 PM
 :'(

(http://images6.fotki.com/v75/photos/1/189225/868132/baby-vi.jpg)

(http://images6.fotki.com/v74/photos/1/189225/868132/alekseyfur-vi.jpg)

(http://images6.fotki.com/v93/photos/1/189225/868132/alex78-vi.jpg)

(http://images6.fotki.com/v92/photos/1/189225/868132/alexeiread-vi.jpg)


(http://images6.fotki.com/v74/photos/1/189225/868132/alekseyjoy2-vi.jpg)

(http://images6.fotki.com/v92/photos/1/189225/868132/zaralexeiwood-vi.jpg)

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Merrique on July 30, 2004, 06:29:45 PM
Alexei,You are always in our hearts and minds,this day and everyday.

Happy birthday sweet angel baby.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lanie on July 30, 2004, 06:44:53 PM
(http://www.livadia.org/trw/alexeialicky1913.png)

I colored this photo in tribute to Alexei.  :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Kyriaki on July 30, 2004, 08:14:12 PM
You are so talented! This photo is just beautiful - makes it true- like it was taken yesterday!

regards,
Kyriaki
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on July 30, 2004, 09:21:32 PM
Supurb job Lanie!!!!!!!!!  Thank you so much for posting this photo.

Dasha
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Maria_Vanya on July 30, 2004, 09:34:59 PM
Beautiful photo Lanie, it's really wonderful, thanks for posting it. :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Annie on July 30, 2004, 09:50:46 PM
Beautiful, you're an artist!

I hope you and Amy will favor us all with more colorized pics in the future!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on July 31, 2004, 12:26:51 AM
 :)  It's definitely the thought that counts and certainly the dear Tsarevich-Martyr would have been very happy with everyone's outpouring of tributes today.  But I was under the impression that  Alexei's birthday falls on July 30th not on our Gregorian calendar but on the Julian calendar, which dates things with a difference of thirteen days.  On the Gregorian calendar, wouldn't his birthday be celebrated on the 12th of August?

Velichaya Cb. Tsesaryevichka-Muchenika Alekseia syegodnya i vsegda!!!!  Ypa!  Ypa!! Ypa!!!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Sunny on July 31, 2004, 05:00:18 AM
Dear Pravoslavnaya, Father Serfes sent out a birthday remembrance yesterday...
Annie and Lanie, thanks for the beautiful photographs.

Sunny
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on July 31, 2004, 12:05:22 PM
HIs real birthday is August 12th in our calendar. Because in the other calendar today its 19th July. So its not still his birthday. But happy birthday anyways.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on August 11, 2004, 10:03:52 PM
Happy Birthday, dear Alexei Nikolaevich!   :-*  Poklonayu i lyubloo vas vsegda, nashe mili i chistoy Cb. Muchenik Tsesaryevich.  Moli BOGA o nas!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 11, 2004, 10:37:10 PM
Happy B-day dearest -sweet heart- Alexei Nicholaievitch!
:) :) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: otmafan on August 11, 2004, 10:40:54 PM
To the little Sunbeam! Happy Birthday! You were an awesome little boy, so sweet. You will be forever missed.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 11, 2004, 11:28:36 PM
Hi :
Today (12 August 2004) is Alexei´s Birthday according to our calendar so I decided to do a kind of Birthday card like the ones you give a friend and all the other friends write a message and sign. After all  its not your not 100th birthday everyday.
So I thought we could add here messages like if this were a card we could give to him.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 11, 2004, 11:37:58 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXEI. WE MISS YOU A LOT A DON´T FORGET HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE. YOU´LL BE ALWAYS ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS.
A BUG HUG.
FRAN
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 11, 2004, 11:54:42 PM
Happy Birthday Alexei!

IT YOUR BIRTHDAY YAY!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Maria_Vanya on August 12, 2004, 12:08:57 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXEI!! YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS, HEARTS, &  PRAYERS FOREVER :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lisa on August 12, 2004, 03:09:02 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/lyzotchka/alex54.jpg)

S ndiom rojzhdenya,miliy moy! :-*
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Thomas_A. on August 12, 2004, 05:50:49 AM

"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven - Not lost but gone before"

In Memoriam

Alexej Nikolajewitsch
Zesarewitsch von Russland

*12 August 1904
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on August 12, 2004, 07:12:54 AM
C'rozhedniye, lyubimim Cb. Muchenik Tsesaryevich Aleksei!!!!  Poklonaio i lyubloo vas vsegda!   :-*
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 12, 2004, 08:49:03 AM
We all need a little Sunshine in our lives, and you are ours. Happy happy birthday, sweet Alyosha. I can see you having a huge banquet with your family and new friends in the Kingdom of God, looking down on us all with a great big smile. Already I can hear your laughter and the cheers of your guests.

God bless you dear, but I know you've already been blessed. Shine your radiance upon us so that we may all aspire to be as good and kind and compassionate as you. We miss you but know that you are in the best place of all, the Kingdom of God.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 12, 2004, 09:50:43 AM
I wanted to add this.

Someday
When we are wiser
When the world's older
When we have learned
I pray
Someday we may yet live
To live and let live
Someday
Life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
Greed will not pay
God speed
This bright millenium
On its way
Let it come
Someday

Someday
Our fight will be won then
We'll stand in the sun then
That bright afternoon
Till then
On days when the sun is gone
We'll hang on
And we'll wish upon the moon

There are some days dark and bitter
Seems we haven't got a prayer
But a prayer for something better
Is the one thing we all share

Someday
When we are wiser
When the world's older
When we have learned
I pray
Someday we may yet live
To live and let live
Someday
Life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
Greed wil not pay
God speed
This bright millenium
On its way
Let it come
We'll wish upon the moon
One day
Someday
Soon.

One day
Someday
Soon.

(Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 12, 2004, 01:40:28 PM
Very nice song. Thanks
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 12, 2004, 02:02:15 PM
thanks :) Here are some more.

God on high, hear my prayer.
In my need you have always been there.
He is young, he's afraid.
Let him rest, Heaven blessed.
Bring him home.
Bring him home.
Bring him home.

He's like the son I might have known
if God had granted me a son.
The summers die, one by one.
How soon they fly on and on.
And I am old and will be gone...

Bring him peace, bring him joy.
He is young. He is only a boy.
You can take. You can give.
Let him be. Let him live.
If I die, let me die.
Let him live.
Bring him home.
Bring him home.
Bring him home.

(music: Alain Boubil
Lyrics: Claude-Michel Schoenberg)

Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You’ve come to journey's end
Sleep now
And dream of the ones who came before
They are calling
From across the distant shore

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
All of your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms
You're only sleeping

What can you see
On the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
All souls pass

Hope fades
Into the world of night
Through shadows falling
Out of memory and time
Don't say: «We have come now to the end»
White shores are calling
You and I will meet again

And you'll be here in my arms
Just sleeping

What can you see
On the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the West

(music/lyrics: Howard Shore, Fran Walsh, Annie Lennox)

Dream by night - Wish by day
Love  begins this way.
Loving starts when open hearts touch, and stay.
Sleep for nowDreaming's how
Lover's lives are planned.
Future songs  and flying dreams,
Hand, in hand.
Love it seems made flying dreams
So hearts, could soar.
Heaven sent
These wings were meant to prove, once more.
That love is the key....
Love is the key.
You and I touch the sky the eagle and the dove.
Nightingales we keep our sails filled with love.
And love it seems made flying dreams,
To bring you home to me....
Love it seems made flying dreams
So hearts, could soar.
Heaven sent
These wings were meant to prove, once more.
That love is the key....
Love is the key.
You and I touch the sky the eagle and the dove.
Nightingales we keep our sails filled with love.
Ever strong our future song, to sing it must be free.
Ev'ry part is from the heart, and love is still the key.
And love it seems made flying dreams
To bring you home to me....

(music: Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics: Paul William)

That song reminds me of Aleksey and really his whole blessed family.

(slightly off topic, God Rest Jerry Goldsmith, Oscar-winning composer, 1929-2004)

Let me fall
Let me climb
There's a moment when fear
And dreams must collide

Someone I am
Is waiting for courage
The one I want
The one I will become
Will catch me

So let me fall
If I must fall
I won't heed your warnings
I won't hear them

Let me fall
If I fall
Though the phoenix may
Or may not rise

I will dance so freely
Holding on to no one
You can hold me only
If you too will fall
Away from all these
Useless fears and chains

Someone I am
Is waiting for my courage
The one I want
The one I will become
Will catch me

So let me fall
If I must fall
I won't heed your warnings
I won't hear

Let me fall
If I fall
There's no reason
To miss this one chance
This perfect moment
Just let me fall

(sung by Josh Groban, from Cirque Du Soleil's Quidam, you probably recognize it from my signature.)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on August 12, 2004, 04:06:35 PM
Happy Birthday to Alyosha, Russia's Brightest Sunbeam!  Your sparkling personality shone throughout your happiness and trials alike.  We remember and love you today and always.  May you rest in Peace in Our Lord's Kingdom of Heaven.  

With much Love,
Dasha

Skyline Pigeon
By Sir Elton John

Turn me loose from your hands
Let me fly to distand lands
Over green fields, trees and mountains
Flowers to forest fountains
Home along the lanes of the skyway
For this dark and lonely room
Projects a shaddow cast in gloom
And my eyes are mirrors
Of the world outside
Thinking of the way
That the wind can turn the tide
And the shaddows turn
From purple into grey

CHORUS

For just the skyline pigeon
Dreaming of the open
Waiting for the day
He can spread his wings and fly away again
Fly away
Skyline pigeon fly
Towards the dreams
You left so very far behind

Just let me wake in the morning
To the smell of new mown hey
To laugh and cry to live and die
In the brightness of my day
I want to hear the pealing bells
Of distand churches sing
But most of all please free me
From this aching metal ring
And open up this cage towards the sun

CHORUS

For just the skyline pigeon
Dreaming of the open
Waiting for the day
He can spread his wings and fly away again
Fly away skyline pigeon fly
Towards the dreams
You left so very far behind

Fly away skyline pigeon fly
Towards the dreams you left so very
So very far behind

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Anya on August 12, 2004, 04:21:42 PM
A hundred years ago, Nicholas wrote in his diary: "At 1:15 this afternoon, Alix gave birth to a son... There are no words to thank God properly for the comfort he has sent us... A great, never-to-be-forgotten day." Nicky, August 12, 1904.

Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov 1904 - 1918. In our hearts forever +



Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Merrique on August 12, 2004, 05:27:46 PM
A very happy birthday to you sweet Alexei!
You will always be in our hearts and minds,this day and everyday.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 12, 2004, 05:35:01 PM
http://www.varian.net/dreamweavn/neverending/impossible.html

That's not mine, I just found it. It really personifies Aleksey beautifully I think.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Annie on August 12, 2004, 06:28:13 PM
(http://images6.fotki.com/v75/photos/1/189225/868132/baby-vi.jpg)

100 years ago

Remembering you always!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on August 12, 2004, 06:34:54 PM
I have a song for you, too, precious little Saint and prince, on your special day; the stichira I sang to you in my prayers this morning.

In Tropar tone 6:

Holy Martyred Tsarevich Alexei,/ thou hast loved the power of the Cross!/ That strength once helped thee to bear without a murmur the sufferings of an illness with no cure/And with meekest patience to endure a martyr's death with thy beloved family whilst still so young./Now, dear child, pray unto God for us/that chant this hymn in thy memory/that He may grant us also to show when put to the test/faith and patience and love like thine own.


(NOTE to those of us that sing Orthodox prayers:  A VERY nice recording of this one to the Tsarevich Martyr can be heard on the CD, 'Russian Calvary:  II - To the Holy Regal Martyrs'.  It is once more available from a US source:  www.musicarussica.com )
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Empress Alix on August 12, 2004, 10:09:11 PM
Darling Alexey! you are always alive in my heart my little sunshine.My sweet angel I remember you today and ever!. I love you!  :-* ;)

God bless our dear Tsarevitch Alexei Nicholaiovich Grand Duke of Russia!!!!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Daniel Briere on August 12, 2004, 10:19:29 PM
Last year there was a religious service at the ruins of the Lower Dacha where Alexis was born:
http://www.sptimes.ru/archive/times/893/features/a_0_3205.htm

I guess there was one this year also; does anyone know?  

Usually flowers are also laid at his monument besides the Cottage.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 12, 2004, 10:30:19 PM
thanks to everyone I am sure Alexei would love this card.
I hope you have had a wonderful day.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: G. K. on August 12, 2004, 10:47:37 PM
A poet written for Aleksey Nikolaievich, 1916

            TSAREVICH

Tebe, vdokhnovennîy tsarevich,
Bozhestvennoy poze tvoey,
Sklonyas' pred toboy na koleni,
Igrayu na lire svoey.

Esli ischesh' tî v mire dobra,
Esli jochesh' tî laski narodnoy,
Chtob narod polyubil bî tebya
I gordilsya bî vechno toboyu.

Ne zabud', o lyubimîy moy knyaz',
Tî tak laskov i krotok dushoyu,
Prilaskat' nash unîlîy narod,
Zaglyanut' emu v dushu s lyubov'yu.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: G. K. on August 12, 2004, 10:55:53 PM
Happy Birthday, Holy Martyr!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 12, 2004, 11:43:51 PM
GK Please could you translate that? I am sure its a wonderful poem but I don´t know Russian. :-[
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Eurohistory on August 13, 2004, 09:06:55 AM
The European Royal History Journal commemorated Alexis' 100th anniversary with an article written by respected Romanov biographer Coryne Hall.  This article can be found inside our latest issue, #XXXIX, which was mailed to subscribers in mid-July.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: KayTanaka on August 13, 2004, 03:42:00 PM
In Remembrance:


Laurel for Honor.

Rosemary for Remembrance.

Daisies for Farewell.


Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: KayTanaka on August 13, 2004, 03:48:49 PM
Dear Annie and Lanie,

Thank you both for sharing the beautiful photographs.
Not only a golden heart, but also a golden child. Many Blessings, Kay.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on August 13, 2004, 06:24:22 PM
I, too, am interested in seeing a translation of this poem, especially since it was written when the Heir was eleven or twelve.  A look at my Russian dictionary helps me discern, that this, too, was a prayer to Alexei (Something like: 'O, blest Tsarevich!  we incline on our knees like your children: remember us and how we love you, be kind to us, our sweet and beloved prince!')
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 13, 2004, 08:19:53 PM
Thanks for your help Pravoslavnaya.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Michelle on August 13, 2004, 08:34:52 PM
A marvelous belated birthday to you, dear Alexei!  We will always love you!  Rejoice with your beautiful family in Heaven, precious Sunbeam! :-*
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: grandduchessella on August 15, 2004, 03:05:16 PM
From Fr. Serfes' site:
One-Hundredth Birthday of Royal Martyr Tsarevich Alexis
July 30-1904-2004 By Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
A Prayer On Behalf Of The Child-Martyr Crown Prince Alexis of Russia

Out of the depth of my heart I cried unto Thee, O Lord,
Who came into the World to save us,
Be ever merciful until us all,
Look at us not in judgment,
At the killing and persecution of Thy admirable and innocent Child-Martyr Alexis,
Who truly agonized in illness, and who love all and cared for all,
Who was pure, and lifted up his sweet innocent soul to Thee in prayer,
Forgive us O Lord our true God, who has been patient with all our sins, to grant merciful peace to us all, and to those who love Thee watch over us!
Rejoice, O Child-Martyr Tsarevich Alexis, we who cry unto you!
Pray for us poor sinners Child-Martyr Tsarevich Alexis, and to pray for all children. Amen.
Holy Child-Martyr Tsarevich Alexis
Pray Unto God For Us!

I believe this prayer was originally created for the 86th anniversary of the martyrdom, but am not sure. Here's an icon that accompanied the prayer:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/Child-MartyrTsarevichAlexisIcon.jpg)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: elisa_1872 on October 05, 2004, 01:35:22 PM
Apparently a new book was brought out in Russian to commemorate Alexei's 100th birthday+
Its quite rare, but the information i found out was:-
"The Dynasty of the Romanovs, Tsesarevich Aleksej, Sunbeam" - Commemorative new book dedicated to the 100th year of the birth and christening of the Heir to the Russian throne.."

It is full of photographs, not only of Alexei, but has also photographs of the Lower Dacha, and Alexander Palace.
Published by Arbus Peterhof, 2004. 56 pages long.

Does anyone know more about it, or where one could get a copy?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on December 15, 2004, 09:16:47 PM
Some news items about observances of the Tsarevich-Martyr's 100th birthday:

www.stetson.edu/~psteeves/relnews/0408c.html

Nice to discover even at this late date.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: LisaDavidson on December 25, 2004, 10:06:54 AM
ST. PETERSBURG FORBIDS PROCESSION IN HONOR OF CENTENNIAL OF BIRTH OF TSAREVICH ALEKSEI
Portal-credo.ru, 12 August 2004

The administration of St. Petersburg forbade a procession of the cross in honor of the centennial of the day of the birth of St. Tsarevich Aleksei. The Committee on Questions of Legality, Jurisprudence, and Security issued a bureaucratic denial to the organizers of the event, a document "of nonconsent"  to their request to conduct a mass procession, a "Portal-credo.ru" correspondent reports.

For twelve years now, on tsarist memorial dates St. Petersburg believers have marched from the cathedral of the "Savior on the Blood" along the embankment of Griboedov canal, to Nevsky Prospekt. After crossing the main street, they pray at the cathedral church of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God. This parade has already been interrupted twice, in the summer of 1998, when authorities feared popular unrest in connection with the imposed burial in the city on the Neva of the "Ekaterinburg remains," and on the day of the birth of St. Sovereign Nicholas II in May of this year. At the latter time there were no obvious reasons, although police vehicles unceremoniously cordoned off the path of the human stream, directing it in a "forced channel," toward a narrow bridge across the canal at the half-way point to Nevsky. From there participants in the memorial procession walked in single file, one at a time.

This time they will have to return to their "reservation," a narrow patch of ground at the church, where prayer vigils usually are conducted. The current administrative arbitrary action with respect to people who have never violated public order has only one explanation: the northern capital is giving an example of the return to the time of stagnation, when each person, and especially church people, were supposed to know their place and not "stick out." (tr. by PDS, posted 12 August 2004)

But I find this disturbing - that people are not permitted to celebrate Alexei Nicholivich's centennial in St. Petersburg. So, Putin has managed to wipe out all the freedoms, real and imagined, of the last decade or so?

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Sunny on December 25, 2004, 04:16:07 PM


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3413161.stm

"Yes it's a long process before they can recognise that their problems are not with the local governor, but with Putin and his administration. It takes time. But you have to be there just to educate them. But either you do it here, or you emigrate, because you cannot live in your country seeing it being toppled by the incompetent, corrupt KGB administration and just do nothing."   Garry Kasparov

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=1435

Sunny
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dandywell on January 14, 2005, 04:20:08 PM
I know this is really late, but I wanted to add something. Whenever I sing this song, I think of Alexei:

If I had words to make a day for you,
I sing you a morning golden and new!
I would make this day last for all time,
Give you a night deep in moonshine!

It's actually the song from 'Babe', but it was originally a song by Westlife.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on January 15, 2005, 10:45:59 AM
Dear Alex:

Thank you so very much for the translation!  It sure beats my poor attempt, done with a Russian dictionary before I started lessons.  Now I realize how much I missed!  God bless you!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 09, 2005, 04:13:34 PM
I remembered!!! I celebrate his bday every year by his and my calandar ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 09, 2005, 07:31:17 PM
I celebrate his birthday practicaly every year too! I can't wait for this years! I can't believe he's already going to be 101! Just imagine if he lived and would of become an old grandpa! All we know him as is a little boy with a short life! *tearz* :'(
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 12, 2005, 08:13:28 PM
It IS pretty sad. But, you know, if he had lived, and grown up, he might just seem like another person to young people...
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 12, 2005, 08:44:45 PM
thats so true! we wouldn't be obsessing over him if he lived! lol
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 12, 2005, 09:14:11 PM
Yes, and us not obsessing, wether he lived or not, would be like the world comming to an end. Especially for the "terrible twins" lol.

::) DD
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 13, 2005, 12:49:06 AM
lol Dana!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D so very true!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 13, 2005, 11:41:57 AM
Yeah, I guess Alexei would have passed away by now anyway. You know how Rasputin said if Alexei lived past seventeen, he'd grow uot of the hemophilia? I know that may have just been a way to stay hired, but what do you guys think? Would he have grown out of it? Is that even possible?  ???
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on March 14, 2005, 03:27:08 PM
It is impossible to grow out of haemophilia, it is a life-long condition.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 14, 2005, 04:11:11 PM
I thought so, but then why do you think he said that? Do you think it was just to kind of controll Alix?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on March 14, 2005, 04:36:09 PM
Well, with God anything is possible, so there could have one day been a miracle, but, my gut-feeling is that he just said it to calm the Empress. I doubt very much that Rasputin would know much about haemophilia.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 14, 2005, 05:20:35 PM
Lol, sometimes, I wonder if he knew too much about a lot of the stuff he said he did.  :-/ I read this book on him, and his life story seemed pretty messed up.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 14, 2005, 05:22:49 PM
There is so much I wish the world knew about Rasputin.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on March 14, 2005, 05:29:18 PM
I think he was quite different from the usual way he is presented to us, and had (at least in the beginning) good intentions, but got mislead.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 14, 2005, 07:10:56 PM
That's why it makes me sort of mad how in cartoons he's always 'pure evil'....did that ever make u mad...i mean he went kind of strange but.......
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on March 14, 2005, 07:17:56 PM
I haven't seen the 'Anastasia ' cartoon, (nor do I wish to see Saints of my Church portrayed in cartoons), but I imagine the 'Rasputin' in it fits in pretty much with the image that has been made of him. No doubt he did much that was wrong, maybe much of it unintentionally, but apparantly he had a strong sense of repentance. I do not want to make a saint out of him, but there is so much rumour and innuendo about the man it is hard to know what is true - it was true back before the Revolution, and those rumours continue to fuel the popular image or idea of Rasputin.

From what I have read, the Tsar's children all liked him, (though in fictional novels you will always have one of them hating him, or thinking he is evil or whatever, and why don't Mama and Papa realise, or my sisters, but the reality was that the imperial Family's image of Rasputin was very different from the popular image, much of which was exagerrated and fed by rumour and gossip.)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 14, 2005, 07:24:32 PM
Yes, they liked him, i read Alexei was devestated when he died. I read in a fictional book, Anastasia did not like him and it confused me, but I was not sure if it was true or not...he was close to Maria right?  And yes, the Anastasia cartoon didnt portray they royal martyrs in the best light ever.  I am getting confirmed on April 1st and taking on the name of Alexei for my saint.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on March 14, 2005, 07:46:20 PM
Would that be using a female version of the name?

Congratulations (in advance) for your confirmation.  You are Roman Catholic?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 14, 2005, 08:11:21 PM
Yes, I am Roman Catholic.  Thankyou on the congrats.  :)
I was thinking about using Alexis, as it is translated in english. Do you know what the Russianfemale version of Alexei would be? And-or how to pronounce it?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on March 14, 2005, 08:31:29 PM
I don't think there is a female version, but Alexiya would be a logical guess. The closest Russian female name is probably Alexandra - she is in the Roman calendar too I would think - Emperor Diocletian's wife, who was converted by the martyrdom of St George.

Alexiya would be pronounced ah-lex-ee-yah. Sounds kind of pretty! Of course Alexis would also be just fine as it is used as a female name in English these days.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 15, 2005, 12:31:08 AM
hia everyone! ;D

Ok well my parents are not too religious and I REALY wanna be like part of a religion and church! And I REALY want Alexei as my Saint! Can anyone help me and tell me how I can do that? :-/

Thanx! ;D

~Anuta~
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 15, 2005, 07:20:40 AM
You'd havta go to an RCIA class to be Roman Catholic. That would meaN going to a class thing for a few months aty least..... :(
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 15, 2005, 07:23:04 AM
Thankyou. Maybe I will do Alexeya. That IS kind of pretty.  :) I thought about Alexandra, but it's already my middle name so, i decided aganst it.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on March 15, 2005, 08:50:57 AM
In the Russian Orthodox Church - which glorified St. Alexei and his family and in which, after all, he himself grew up- one that wishes to convert becomes a 'learner' (a catechumen) and learns about all the treasures belief in Christ has to offer.

I have heard of nuns being called Mother Alexia but in their case they have taken the name of St. Alexei the Man of God.

Also - I am not sure that the RCC consider the Holy Royal Martyrs Catholic saints.  Could anyone enlighten me on this?

I can definitely understand the veneration of St. Alexei, though.  Part of the reason I converted has to do with his good example.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on March 15, 2005, 02:08:07 PM
In some ways, it might be better to choose Alexandra as your patron Saint, as it is a name that has already been chosen for you.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 15, 2005, 03:39:14 PM
It sort of depends...some of us in Roman Catholic consider them as saints, (like myself and some others...) and some just concider them saint-like. (Like this family with a kid in my class) and it's sort of 50 50 right now.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: shadowfox4089 on May 31, 2005, 01:14:20 AM
I have a question, im roman catholic and i had never heard anyone talk of St. Alexei before in the church  that i used to go to when i was younger. Do only roman catholics of europe consider alexei as a saint because we are mexican roman catholics and i have newer heard of St. Alexei before now
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lanie on May 31, 2005, 01:25:42 AM
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I have a question, im roman catholic and i had never heard anyone talk of St. Alexei before in the church  that i used to go to when i was younger. Do only roman catholics of europe consider alexei as a saint because we are mexican roman catholics and i have newer heard of St. Alexei before now


No, just Orthodox believers.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: shadowfox4089 on May 31, 2005, 01:55:39 AM
are orthodox belivers like a branch of the catholic religion?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lanie on May 31, 2005, 01:58:58 AM
Quote
are orthodox belivers like a branch of the catholic religion?


No.  Orthodoxy is a seperate branch of Christianity, like Catholicism, Protestantism, etc.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: shadowfox4089 on May 31, 2005, 02:00:50 AM
please excuse me i feel very stupid in confusing the 2 religions
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on May 31, 2005, 04:43:14 PM
However we Orthodox would not say we are a branch. The Orthodox Church is the original Church in its fullness preserving all that the Apostles taught us unaltered. Other Christianities have fallen away from orthodoxy (such as Rome in 1054), but Orthodoxy remains, like Christ Jesus, the same yesterday today and tomorrow forever.
Please forgive me if I have unintentionally offended any non-Orthodox believers out there, but for us, Orthodoxy is like the precious jewel that was buried in the field, that one sold all they had to possess - it (Orthodoxy) is the pearl of great price.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 31, 2005, 05:32:49 PM
The Catholic church actually has 3 St. Alexi's [Alexius]. One of which has a day of 17 July for his memorial. None of these are, however Romanov princes.
Also, I try to keep reminding people that the Catholic Church also has Eastern Rite Uniates. These are quite similiar to the Orthodox Christian Churches. You may have seen them participating in the funeral ceremonies for the late Pope John Paul II.
[btw, I have studied with all 3 of these, Roman, Uniate and Orthodox]
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on May 31, 2005, 05:37:40 PM
Yes, Western Saints from before 1054 AD are common to both the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.
The Uniates are Catholic, but their style of Liturgy is the same or very similar to the Orthodox Church.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lanie on May 31, 2005, 06:53:18 PM
Quote
However we Orthodox would not say we are a branch. The Orthodox Church is the original Church in its fullness preserving all that the Apostles taught us unaltered. Other Christianities have fallen away from orthodoxy (such as Rome in 1054), but Orthodoxy remains, like Christ Jesus, the same yesterday today and tomorrow forever.
Please forgive me if I have unintentionally offended any non-Orthodox believers out there, but for us, Orthodoxy is like the precious jewel that was buried in the field, that one sold all they had to possess - it (Orthodoxy) is the pearl of great price.


Sorry if I might have offended you in some way, Georgiy, with saying it's a branch.  Since I'm not Orthodox that's how I think of it, though I quite understand you!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on May 31, 2005, 07:40:07 PM
No offence taken Lanie :D
It's not surprising many people look at it that way, considering the plethora of Churches there are these days.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on June 01, 2005, 04:11:16 PM
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do yall celebrate alexei´s birthday on july 30 or on august 12?


You should celebrate it on August 12, if you are using the Western calendar. August 12 is July 30, usisng the Orthodox calendar. If you celebrated on July 30 using the western calendar, that is the same as celebrating his birthday on 17 July Old Calendar. Which leads me to mention that 17 July new Calendar is 4 July Old Calendar.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Robert_Hall on June 01, 2005, 04:21:34 PM
Excellent explanation, Georgiy. I have been trying to do the same, myself [expalining the dates] but just ended up making a bigger mess of it  confusing even me !
Simple and precise, why did I not think of that years ago ?
Cheers !
Robert
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on June 01, 2005, 04:48:38 PM
 :D You're welcome! It can take a wee while to get use to using two calendars. We had a similar situation when my wife and I went on honeymoon, and crossed the dateline. Her birthday was during our holiday, and we ended up celebrating it twice: Once on the date in New Zealand, and then the following day once again, which was her birthday on Cook Islands time! - This isn't a recommended way of remembering Romanov birthdays though!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Robert_Hall on June 01, 2005, 05:20:52 PM
It can be particulalry confusing to those new to the subject, especially when author's do not specify which calendar they are using or do not make a simple [ideally, like yours !] definition of the dates.
And the dateline ! That must have been fun ! Recently returned to SF from China- arriving home several hours before we left !
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: shadowfox4089 on June 01, 2005, 05:58:14 PM
cool so me and alexei have something in common ;D we were both born on august
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: shadowfox4089 on June 03, 2005, 10:55:54 PM
Alexeis birthday is just 2 months and 10 days away what are yall gona do to remember him?

Im going to build him a little monument of stones outside
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on June 04, 2005, 01:37:03 PM
Lol, I made one of those, it was a new experiance, although I did get a bit frustrated at times.  ;)

I guess I'll buy him a cake (I can't bake) have a party (with my sisters and brother, who are not fond of Alexei...but they will come if theres cake.) and buy a new Romanov book. I can never plan what I do, I'll probably just improv.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on June 04, 2005, 02:06:28 PM
Actually, I'm not yet thinking of Aleksey's birthday. I've got Tatiana (June 10th), Maria (June 26), and Anastasia's (18 June) to think about now. lol. I don't have money to buy a cake for each person, so I'll probably just sing Happy Birthday and wish them a happy birthday on the boards.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: shadowfox4089 on June 05, 2005, 01:37:42 AM
i might sound stupid but i was looking at this picture while listening to a beatles song called ´´let it be´´ and i almost cried.  

http://www.sptimes.ru/archive/times/893/features/a_0_3205.htm
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on June 06, 2005, 05:12:50 PM
Gosh, that boy in the photo looks a lot like Alexei - I guess they found a lookalike on purpose for the photo and dressed him up in a sailor suit.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: shadowfox4089 on June 06, 2005, 06:15:17 PM
i think he could play alexei in a movie about the romanovs
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: etonexile on June 07, 2005, 09:07:12 AM
About 40 years ago he might...maybe he has a son....
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on June 07, 2005, 03:37:39 PM
Quote
About 40 years ago he might...maybe he has a son....  
 
???huh? That photo was taken in 2003.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 11, 2005, 12:33:34 AM
I might try a saence (I have no clue how to spell that)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Victoria_Romanov on July 11, 2005, 01:38:44 AM
Well Besides cellibrating his birthday I'll be celebrating My Birthday
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 11, 2005, 01:48:56 AM
Is your birthday close to Alyosha's?

~Anya~
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Victoria_Romanov on July 11, 2005, 02:15:33 AM
Well My Birthday Is The Same Day
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 11, 2005, 02:34:13 AM
omg REALLY? wow :o
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on July 12, 2005, 12:32:00 AM
Although it is not yet July 30th, I wish to post a quote from a movie that reminds me of him.

"Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live."

--Tuck Everlasting
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 12, 2005, 12:51:06 AM
that's a wonderful quote, thanx for posting it! ;D

~Anastacia~
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 12, 2005, 01:39:04 AM
Wow, Victoria, I wish my birthday was Alexei's! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Rijio on July 12, 2005, 05:39:28 AM
Quote
Wow, Victoria, I wish my birthday was Alexei's! :o :o :o


Why?  ???
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RealAnastasia on July 12, 2005, 08:49:34 PM
Happy  Birthay in advance, our dear Baby!  :) You'll be always remembered!

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 12, 2005, 09:32:37 PM
Quote

Why?  ???


Because I love Alexei, sharing a birthday would be fun.

Yeah, happy birthday in advanced, Alyoshenka!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lizameridox on July 12, 2005, 10:24:18 PM
It is very easy to love Alexei.  The memory of him, his history and his charming appearance does that to people.... :-*
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 13, 2005, 12:55:41 AM
that is so true ;D its very easy to love him, his charm wins you over, lol!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 13, 2005, 11:15:05 AM
hahaha yeah I'm sure that's probably why.  ;)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 13, 2005, 01:20:26 PM
lol ;D
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 30, 2005, 03:07:49 PM
!!!!!!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYOSHENKA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday my baby Tsarevich! ;D

I love you with all my heart, your my most favorite person on this planet and I hope you have a wonderful birthday in your new home!

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

~Anastacia~
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 30, 2005, 03:37:57 PM
My Dear Alyoshenka, you have changed my life these last four years. You have been my greatest influance, and role model. I wish I could say more than "happy birthday" but when the time comes to say it, you either forget, or it just doesn't seem as meaningful as you thought it would.
All my love,
-D.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lizameridox on July 30, 2005, 04:45:23 PM
The Tsarevich-Martyr Alexei was actually born on August 12th according to the calendar we use now.  The Julian calendar is thirteen days behind the Gregorian one, and that calendar shows his birthday as July 30th....

So I suppose he gets two birthdays here!   ::)  All the more cake and ice cream and bliny for him, huh?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 30, 2005, 04:48:19 PM
Yea I usualy celebrate his birthday on the 30th and the 12th! ;D
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 30, 2005, 04:50:29 PM
me too
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on July 31, 2005, 04:52:42 PM
Lucky for him he gets to celebrate his birthday just before the start of the Dormition Fast, so he did get to have all those bliny and icecream! My birthday is during the Fast before Christmas, so I've had to find all kinds of fasting yummy things! (But I won't try soya icecream!)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 31, 2005, 07:11:08 PM
Ah, my birthday usually falls durring Lent. I don't know for sure, but I think it's sort of like their fasting?

Anyway, when I was little, it would be hard to find out who gave up pizza and cake and such things. Alexei WAS lucky, you are right! ;)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on August 01, 2005, 05:27:58 PM
Yes, Great Lent is a period of Fasting. there are four major fasts during the year: Great Lent, The Apostles Fast (from the week after Pentecost till the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul), the Dormition Fast for the two weeks prior to the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother-of-God, and the Christmas Fast for the 40 days leading up to Christmas. Plus almost every Wednesday and Friday of the year. On most Fast days, you can't eat any animal products, but on some days, fish is allowed, in particular if it coincides with a major feast day of a Saint for which there is a Liturgical Service. Being often in poor health however, Alexei would quite often have been exempt from the stricter rules of fasting, I would imagine.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on August 01, 2005, 05:44:38 PM
Wow, with four periods of strict fasting, it is nice for Alexei. There was a lot of chances his birthday would fall in a fasting season!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on August 01, 2005, 05:48:12 PM
Or at least on a Wednesday or Friday. Still up until about age 7 children aren't expected to fast, and also being an invalid he probably didn't fast as much as others.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on August 01, 2005, 07:02:43 PM
Oh, I see, they do that with the younger children in the Lenten time too. I didn't know about that, thanks for filling me in! :)
-D.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Georgiy on August 01, 2005, 08:37:39 PM
Pregnant and nursing women are also exempt ;)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 03, 2005, 01:35:59 PM
Again, in honor of the Little One's birthday anniversary:

"Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live."

--Tuck Everlasting

Remember, I will still be here,
As long as you hold me
In your memory.
Remember, when your dreams have ended,
Time can be transcended,
Just remember me.

I am the one star that keeps burning
So brghtly, it is the last light
To fade into the rising sun.
I'm with you whenever you tell my story
For I am all I've done.

Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your memory
Remember me.

I am that one voice in the cold wind
That whispers, and if you listen
You'll hear me call across the sky!
As long as I can still reach out and touch you
Then I will never die.

Remember, I'll never leave you
If you will only
Remember me.

Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your memory.
Remember when your dreams have ended
Time can be transcended
I live forever!
Remember me.
Remember me.
Remember me...
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lizameridox on August 11, 2005, 10:04:15 PM
Thy birth was a marvellous wonder, holy Tsarevich Alexei.  As the blest fruit of thy parents' prayers to the wonderworker of Sarov for an Imperial Heir, thy coming meant glory, hope and help was reborn in our world.   Thy Russian people rejoice,  giving God thanks and praise:  Alleluia.

From the Akathist to the Holy Royal Martyrs.   Thanking and praising God for His faithful servant Alexei Nikolaevich, Heir Tsarevich and great passionbearer of the Russian land, on the 101st anniversary of his birth.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 12, 2005, 08:40:37 AM
Happy birthday Aleksey! Wherever you are, I know you're having a nice birthday!  :)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b74/clockworkgirl21/1000546.jpg)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Olga_Anna on August 12, 2005, 09:53:55 AM
Happy Birthday, Alexei!  :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on August 12, 2005, 12:14:15 PM
Happy  Birthday   Alexei  dear sweet angel     we miss  you  but know we will  see you again   (someday)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 12, 2005, 12:53:57 PM
[size=24]Happpy Birthday again my dear baby Tsarevich ;)

!!Have a Wonderful Birthday!!

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2986/birthdaybanner4copyfinalcopy3f.jpg)

With all the love in the world,

from Anastacia[/size]
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: shadowfox4089 on August 12, 2005, 01:08:13 PM
Happy Birthday alexei!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 12, 2005, 01:32:44 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE FRIEND.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: lostfan on August 12, 2005, 02:27:03 PM
I woke up at 5:10 am Eastern Standard Time and at 5:15 (1:15 pm in St. Petersburg, which is the time I believe Alexei was born?) and lit a candle and said a prayer for the little Tsesarevitch, and I hope he is having a wonderful birthday celebrated with his family, wherever they may be in the afterlife.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 12, 2005, 05:37:51 PM
awww that's so sweet! Does anyone know what time his birthday is in Pacific time?

~Anya~
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Daniel Briere on August 12, 2005, 09:04:44 PM
Vive_HIH_Aleksey : thank you for this very beautiful poem!

Time of birth : Lostfan is right about one thing : Standard Time, as Daylight Saving Time (summer time) wasn’t used in 1904. Although use of Standard Time (with time zones) was gaining popularity around the industrialized world, I’m not sure if it was used in Russia when Alexei was born. Local time (solar time) seems to have still been widely used (maybe one of our Russian friends could find out). If so, according to the 1904 Almanach de Gotha when it was noon in St. Petersburg, it was 10 :08 AM in Paris (9 :58 in London) or when noon in Paris, 1 :54 PM in St. Petersburg. So you figure it out for the USA where Standard Time had been introduced by the railways since 1883, but not compulsory until 1918.

Anastacia : If I’m not mistaken, at 5 :15 EST (6 :15 DST) it would have been 3 :15 DST (2 :15 EST) on the Pacific Coast.

In any case, I guess the most important thing isn’t to find out the exact time of Alexei’s birth but to have remembered it.

To celebrate his birthday, here are two old postcards from my collection, one of the first official photos of the Tsesarevich and a later chromolithograph:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/Atamanets/Sanstitre-Numrisation-15.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/Atamanets/Sanstitre-Numrisation-11X.jpg)

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: otmafan on August 12, 2005, 10:55:59 PM
Happy Birthday, dear Alyosha!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v400/otmafan/alexei2000vigil.gif)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Dasha on August 12, 2005, 11:00:18 PM
I was looking through my word files and found this poem.  After reading it, I thought it would be somewhat appropriate to post here.  Happy Birthday Aleksey.  You're in our prayers.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lyss on August 13, 2005, 07:45:10 AM
I love this poem, I've read at out load at the cemetary when my father was burried two years ago. everybody started to cry then.

RIP Alexey
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 15, 2005, 09:13:06 AM
Thanks Daniel, but I did not write that poem :) that is the lyrics to the Josh Groban song "Remember Me" from Troy.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lyss on August 15, 2005, 10:26:54 AM
Actualy it was written around a 1000 yeard ago by a monk of priest (I'm not sure). When I finshed reading it at the funeral the priest leading the ceremony came up to me and told me. Aalthough it's altered during history, but the main part hasn't chenged.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 15, 2005, 01:21:54 PM
I didn't mean yours Lyssa ;) I meant the lyrics I posted.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 15, 2005, 03:12:38 PM
I'm a few days late. oh well.


Happy b-day, our dear little prince Alyosha.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: grandduchess_42 on August 16, 2005, 09:53:17 AM
to our young prince happy birthday!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/ALEXEINI.jpg)


sorry little late again.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 17, 2005, 12:29:06 PM
lol ;)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: granduchess_leah on July 01, 2006, 03:41:20 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALOYSHA HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFULDAY..
I KNOW YOU ARE SAFE NOW IN HEAVEN.HAPPY BIRTHDAY  :-* :P ::) ;) :)

JULY/AUGUST 1904-JULY 17TH 1918
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: skitzo12 on July 01, 2006, 08:31:43 PM
Happy birthday

cya

alex
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: grandduchess_42 on July 03, 2006, 05:28:11 PM
Happy birthday sweet little prince
Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich

"Happy Birthday" means much more
Than have a happy day.
Within these words lie lots of things
I never get to say.
It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I'm proud of you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of you
on this very special day,
Happy Birthday.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/fencergirl_42/Alexeybirthday.gif)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Princess_Olishka on July 03, 2006, 06:30:37 PM
Happy birthday, Alexey Nikolaevich!! God bless and keep you!

Love always,
Olishka.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on July 03, 2006, 09:39:25 PM
St. Tsarevich Alexei would have loved these early birthday wishes.  His birthday falls on July 30th on the Julian calendar he grew up with, and August 12th on the Gregorian calendar most of us are familiar with.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TheAce1918 on July 03, 2006, 11:27:43 PM
301 GUN SALUTE

and a lone flower


like the end of Schindler's List :'(
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: otma_duchess_3 on July 10, 2006, 10:01:38 AM
we love you alexie happy birthday
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/OTMAA19103.jpg)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Historybuff_262 on August 11, 2006, 08:52:37 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXEY!!! :)  ;D  :-*


On August 12, in the afternoon,
A tsarevitch was born, not a moment too soon.
Alexei, they named him. Brown hair, blue eyes
He loved blinis, the sun, and watching the skies.
He loved to sail and to climb a tree.
He loved to play tennis and swim in the sea.
This boy by all his family loved,
this little boy was extremely tough.
Sometimes his life was filled with pain,
but before the sun, there comes the rain.
He lived his life the good, the bad,
 To make the most of what he had.
He didn't live long, just 13 years.
To think this brings on many tears.
By Bolsheviks, with many scores,
His life was ended in a cellar.
though he does not suffer anymore
He's in heaven having the best birthday ever.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 11, 2006, 11:42:51 PM
Historybuff, that's a clever poem!

Today, August 12, 2006, is Aleksey Nikolaievitch's 102nd birthday. Happy birthday, Aleksey!

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8933/bvmbnpf9.png)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lesha on August 12, 2006, 05:34:07 AM
Happy Birthday, Alexei!! 

I guess it is odd for an older guy like me to have such affection and admiration for a young man, a boy really, from a bygone era.  But in Alexei, I see a model of someone who faced a demanding life gracefully (boyhood misbehaviors and stuff aside- he was, after all, human and that is endearing, too).  In his few years on earth, he faced an awful and painful illness with a brave forbearance, showed compassion for those who suffered, and met his end with courage and grit (in the end, he fought hard for life).  I consider his example a great gift and I am glad I can say that I admire Alexei Romanov greatly.

Lesha
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 12, 2006, 08:06:02 AM
Lesha, it isn't at all weird for an older person to admire a young man like Aleksey! He was very brave, and tried to live his life well, despite his illness.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 12, 2006, 01:17:17 PM
Happy birthday Alexei. Be happy.
Thanks for everything.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Natasya on August 12, 2006, 02:28:27 PM
Yes, Happy Birthday!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on August 12, 2006, 04:50:15 PM
Happy birthday, dear Alyoshenka
You are missed and loved.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 12, 2006, 05:10:59 PM
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6948/armsoftherussianempirewithsmal.jpg)



Dear Teen and Preteen girls,

I would like to thank all of my admirers for their best wishes on the occasion of the 102nd  anniversary of my birth. This is just what I have been needing to lift my spirt ever since I was shot repeatedly by the Bolsheviks, partially cremated and buried in an unmarked hole in the forest. Your anniversary wishes are the best thing to happen to me since I was made a Holy Martyr by the Russian Orthodox Church. Please keep looking for me as I do want to be buried with the relatives some day, it is unfortunate that I cannot give you any clues as to where I am since it was dark when they buried me (ask Bear she will tell you all about it).

Your always loving,

Aleksei Nikolaievich


His Imperial Highness the Heir Tsarevich of All the Russias
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 12, 2006, 05:46:37 PM
David's at it again, spreading pleasant attitudes where ever he goes!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 12, 2006, 06:40:01 PM
And what pleasant attitudes thery are! I am just overjoyed overwhelmed and overcome by the news that you appreciate my pleasant attitudes.

David
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Ortino on August 12, 2006, 11:08:51 PM
*Sigh* David, are you so cynical and unhappy that you must mock everyone around you?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 13, 2006, 12:09:55 AM
*Sigh* David, are you so cynical and unhappy that you must mock everyone around you?

« Since I do not approve of pictorial or pictographical illustrations of human emotion I will spare you my own dramatic *Sigh* »

As usual you interpret my intentions incorrectly, at least you prove to be consistent with your negative assumptions about me. I was actually doing those persons who write birthday greetings to the dead a favour by having the dead person respond in a positive manner. In a way I was actually enabling their ongoing fantasies and reinforcing their delusions. Probably not the best thing to do with impressionable minds but I just could not pass up the opportunity to cause just a bit of well intentioned of mischief.



David
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 13, 2006, 02:06:24 AM
David must have been locked in an empty room as a child, and wants us to have the same feelings he had as a child. Emptyness and negative thoughts all around!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 13, 2006, 03:44:47 AM
Dear Clockwork,

Actually I had great latitude as a child and wandered freely over about one hundred-fifty acres of ponds, pastures and forest. That written, your attempt to profile me with the clarity acquired from Psychology 101 is amusing. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face.

Your devoted friend,

David
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 13, 2006, 11:41:45 AM
Then why are you so unhappy, wanting everyone else to be miserable with you?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Forum Admin on August 13, 2006, 12:49:24 PM
OK,
I normally don't bother with these threads, they are rather puerile (quick, run grab your OED  ;D  )  First, personal attacks such as those on David P. are NOT permitted. I strongly suggest clockworkgirl and Ortino rethink their postings and apologise.  Second, I don't think David attacked anyone, it was rather "tongue in cheek" and perhaps a "bit" satirical, but it made ME laugh, and clearly was not intended as a personal statement about anyone in particular, well, except for Bear... ;)

So, I think you guys need to lighten up a bit yourselves.  Not everything you may disagree with is a personal attack, and sometimes, somebody is being funny just to be funny.

FA
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 13, 2006, 07:22:49 PM

By the way ladies, thank you for supplying me with some birthday fun. I was born on 10th August! Following the Russian tradition, I now will present each of you with a very special gift:



Only valid for redemption if clipped along the dotted lines.
*****************************************************************************************************************

A gift certificate for Ortino and Clockworkgirl21 from their dear friend David

Entitling each of them to blanket forgiveness for three future insults or four future negative innuendos or one future personal written attack upon my person. (consult fine print on the back of this coupon for combinations, such as two future insults and one strong negative innuendo)

*****************************************************************************************************************

Do not tear, fold, bind, spindle, or mutilate coupon.


Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Ortino on August 13, 2006, 08:33:52 PM
Why, thank you David! I never knew you were so generous. At least I now have your permission to reproach you when you mock, harass, and irritate other people. This makes me feel so much better inside. And in honor of your birthday, which was only three days ago, I'll say no more about your sarcastic remarks. I hope you had a wonderful day.  :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 13, 2006, 09:10:53 PM
Greetings Ortinio!

I shall look forward to your cleverly written reproaches but do be remember that we are playing in someone else's sandbox and if the Forum Administrator does not approve of our version of fun then we must respectfully cease our games.

Your dear friend,

David
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on August 14, 2006, 10:05:55 PM
Sung to the tune of 'Mysterious Ways' by U2

'It's all right, it's all right, all right...
HE JUST... THINKS HE'S ST. ALEXEI!!!!'


I just couldn't resist - and who wants to wait for an appropriate moment on the Tammet threads? 8)  Here's to more substantial discussions of that brave little fellow and the significance of his life in the coming year.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: frankie on August 15, 2006, 06:38:07 AM
I think that discusion ruined this homenage to Alexei. This was to wish him a happy birthday and the half of it it about personal discusions. Thats not fair to Alexei.
So next time if you want to discuss use personal messagges and dont use a space to remember him for that please.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 15, 2006, 12:34:19 PM

Dear Teen and Preteen girls,

I would like to thank all of my admirers for their best wishes on the occasion of the 102nd  anniversary of my birth. This is just what I have been needing to lift my spirt ever since I was shot repeatedly by the Bolsheviks, partially cremated and buried in an unmarked hole in the forest. Your anniversary wishes are the best thing to happen to me since I was made a Holy Martyr by the Russian Orthodox Church. Please keep looking for me as I do want to be buried with the relatives some day, it is unfortunate that I cannot give you any clues as to where I am since it was dark when they buried me (ask Bear she will tell you all about it).

Your always loving,

Aleksei Nikolaievich


His Imperial Highness the Heir Tsarevich of All the Russias

Clever David, a bit odd, however clever. :)  lol.

Happy late b-day to Saint Alexei Nikolayevich.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 15, 2006, 02:59:40 PM
I think that discusion ruined this homenage to Alexei. This was to wish him a happy birthday and the half of it it about personal discusions. Thats not fair to Alexei.
So next time if you want to discuss use personal messagges and dont use a space to remember him for that please.

May I remind you that Aleksei is DEAD! Despite what you might believe he cannot read the touching praises that you have written on your website. From your point of view I seem to have ruined all the fun by injecting a bit of reality into the group psychosis.

David
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Robert_Hall on August 15, 2006, 03:02:56 PM
It seems as if some the posters have not looked up the word "puerile" as FA had suggested
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 15, 2006, 03:06:21 PM

Clever David, a bit odd, however clever. :)  lol.

Happy late b-day to Saint Alexei Nikolayevich.


I shall take the comment of 'a bit odd' as a great compliment when written by Her Fearsome Majesty Mandie, the Gothic Empress.

David
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Pritchard on August 15, 2006, 03:09:13 PM
It seems as if some the posters have not looked up the word "puerile" as FA had suggested

If that comment was directed at me Robert, let me remind you that I learned that word in 7th grade French class as meaning childish.

David

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Robert_Hall on August 15, 2006, 03:10:29 PM
Believe me, David. It certainly NOT directed at you.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: nene on August 18, 2006, 10:18:48 PM
Oh Alexie, I am so, so, SO SORRY I am late for your birthday, which was last Saturday. Could you ever forgive me? Anyway, happy belated birthday, sweet saint. You were a fighter, you were compassionate, you were loving, brave and a beautiful bright young boy with your whole life ahead of you. I'm sorry you never got the chance to show the world. It's definitely a poorer place without you.

Please forgive me for missing out on your birthday. Happy belated birthday Aloysha.

Peace always,

Tranisha N. Thomas
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on August 18, 2006, 10:55:48 PM
I am sorry if I offended anyone here with an earlier remark.  I revere the memory of St. Tsarevich Alexei with all my heart and on his birthday I privately read the Akathist that has been written to him.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Robert_Hall on August 18, 2006, 11:21:32 PM
Now talk about puerile...
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on August 19, 2006, 12:15:38 AM
The Tsarevich-Martyr was a child.  He also acted very grown up for a child by the time he was put to the test.  That included Alexei Nikolaevich's patience and forebearance.  This whole episode has been blown out of proportion.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Robert_Hall on August 19, 2006, 12:26:22 AM
He also died in 1918. Rather silly to be wishing him happy birthday now.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: ptitchka on August 19, 2006, 09:29:28 AM
What this really should have been, then, was a thread in terms of the Russian custom:  'I congratulate you upon the 102nd anniversary of the birth of the Tsesarevich-Martyr Alexei Nikolaevich'.   It would be less ammunition for detractors if enthusiasts were to share a favorite picture, a favorite anecdote, a poem, perhaps, than to imagine one were addressing the little saint himself. (though not inappropriate for Orthodox Christians to ask for his prayers!)  Perhaps on his 103rd birthday, that might be done.  Interestingly, the centenary in 2004 did not serve as an occasion for bashing his admirers

I have noticed that certain people - in spite of fine contributions elsewhere on this discussion board - never seem to miss an opportunity to tease or ridicule the more enthusiastic young admirers of this most exemplary child.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 19, 2006, 11:41:54 PM
ptitchka, thank you! Very well put.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: skitzo12 on December 17, 2006, 03:58:14 AM
yes quite.

he was a human, albiet a remarkable one, i think that is one fact that can be said,

alex

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Damie on August 22, 2007, 08:13:26 AM
"What is essential is invisible to the eye. It's only with the heart that the eye sees rightly."

-The Little Prince

For Alexei from Damie


(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4331/rom1571qp8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Binky on August 23, 2007, 07:09:38 AM
Wow.  Is this creepy or what?  Get some comic books or go to the playground, kid.  While there's still time.  Please.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: dmitri on August 23, 2007, 10:10:25 PM
The Russians have a great respect for their history and culture. You only have to visit their country to realise this. It is a pity that other countries don't follow their lead.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Tsarfan on August 24, 2007, 05:42:25 AM
I guess you've missed out on all the Elvis impersonators we have in the U.S.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Louis_Charles on August 24, 2007, 11:34:19 AM
Yes, I made a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, donned a sequined jumpsuit and pair of wraparound shades and sat out on a grave. Unfortunately, my tribute was so accurate that my gynormous weight crushed the tombstone.

Oh Elvis, we hardly knew ye!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: David_Newell on September 05, 2007, 07:36:45 AM
Oh that really is too funny, but I have to say the peanut beutter and banana sandwich sounds wickedly good!!!!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: dmitri on September 11, 2007, 07:39:55 PM
It just struck me that Alexis is rather like Peter Pan. Neither of them ever grew up.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: nena on August 14, 2008, 03:51:08 PM
Happy birthday, angel!  You are missed....


Nena
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on August 14, 2008, 06:13:16 PM
Happy Birthday !
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RBorquez on August 14, 2008, 07:10:56 PM
HappyBirthday, Alexei Nikolaevich.May you rest in peace with the rest of your family.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Marie-Catherine on August 15, 2008, 06:38:09 AM
Happy birthday little Alexei ! We'll always remember you.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lalee on August 15, 2008, 08:00:30 AM
Happy Birthday, Alexei Nikolaevich! +
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Natasya on August 15, 2008, 06:05:15 PM
Happy Birthday!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on August 15, 2008, 10:16:44 PM
Happy birthday, Sunbeam!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: amartin71718 on August 15, 2008, 10:34:01 PM
Happy Birthday!!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Amanda_Misha on August 17, 2008, 10:00:14 PM
Happy birthday to you sweet little angel

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: tom_romanov on August 18, 2008, 04:12:19 PM
happy birthday!

just think 104 years ago Russia was celebrating the birth of an heir ( and 90 years ago a select few were celebrating his death)

R.I.P NAOTMAA & servants
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RealAnastasia on August 18, 2008, 10:47:31 PM
Happy birthday, dear Tiny! You'll be always the little Sunbeam of Russia in all memories!

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Alexandre64 on September 13, 2008, 12:34:12 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/726331.jpg)

In French: "Peterhof - Dieu a envoyé un fils. Tout le monde en bonne santé. - Nicolai", en date du "12 / 8 1904 de 9 heures 16 min.».
In English:"Peterhof - God sent a son. Everyone healthy. - Nicolai" , dated "12/8 1904 a 9 heures 16 min.".
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Olga Maria on August 12, 2009, 06:20:59 AM
Happy 105th birthday, Alexei! I hope you have a very wonderful celebration above (I know you do!).

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Ally Kumari on August 12, 2009, 06:29:28 AM
Isn´t his birthday tommorow?

Anyway - my fondest thoughts to H.I.H. Tsarevich and Grand Duke Alexei Nikolaevich.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Olga Maria on August 12, 2009, 06:36:50 AM
I prefer the 11-day gap. Just it. I think they have a very big cake there above (",)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: nena on August 12, 2009, 09:24:20 AM
Since none of us live in the same time - zone, things get complicated. Even for 1 day, which is the maximum of difference.

Today is (here) August 12th largely.

I wish to my Heir happy 105th b-day, may you forever shine, angel, wherever you are! I think I will make one stone pyramid in courtyard, I remember your words said in Autumn of 1912, at Spala.  :'(

Peterhof, Friday, July 30th (OS) August 12th (NS), in Lower Dacha, at 1.15.p.m., 1904 Tsarina of all the Russians gave birth long expected Heir to the Throne, and his illness led to doom.

----------------------

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Stavka%20u%20Mogiljevu/Aleksej_Stavka/th_7b44a347.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Stavka%20u%20Mogiljevu/Aleksej_Stavka/?action=view&current=7b44a347.jpg)
(Railroad Station at Mogilev, spring (most likely May) of 1916, how happy he was!)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on August 12, 2009, 09:42:03 AM
Happy birthday dear Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaievich, rest in peace.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Denushka_89 on August 12, 2009, 12:16:28 PM
Happy birthday, Alexei Nikolaevich!
That you have a good day and be much happy with your loved ones.

A little gift:
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn101/dedeca2008/The%20Romanovs/th_alexeibday.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn101/dedeca2008/The%20Romanovs/?action=view&current=alexeibday.jpg)

A big kiss to you, my dear little man!

Denise.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Douglas on August 12, 2009, 12:50:33 PM
Your birthday is respectfully membered.   Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaievich.   We'll see you later.  Hugs.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: J_Kendrick on August 12, 2009, 02:38:45 PM
See Today's Interfax: http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=6327

Tsar Nicholas II's son was dreaming to get the country under control

Moscow, August 12, Interfax - The son of the last Emperor of Russia Nicholas II Crown Prince Alexey who suffered from hemophilia felt concern about his country and wished to get it under control.

"Now I have realized what the lie is. If I became a tsar, no one would ever dare to tell me a lie. I would have gotten the country under control," Prince Alexey told his tutor Pierre Gilliard in Yekaterinburg a few months before his martyr's death.

At that time, Prince Alexey could not walk due to his illness. When the World War I began, Nicholas II took Prince Alexey with him to the General Headquarters. Compared to the tsar's chambers, they led a field life with all resulting risks for the boy who suffered from the disorder of blood coagulation, Rossiya TV reports.

Every day, before Nicholas II left the room for the morning tea when he was reported about the situation at the front, Prince Alexey dressed in a military uniform and holding a gun stood sentry and gave a salute to visiting generals.

Crown Prince Alexey was born 105 years ago, on August 12, 1904.

-30-

Just one observation here with this latest news report from Interfax marking the Tsarevich Alexei's 105th birthday....

The two phrases used in this latest report from Interfax... "suffered from hemophilia" .. and... "suffered from the disorder of blood coagulation".. do not mean the same thing. There are many disorders of "blood coagulation". Hemophilia is only the best known of those many.

... and... as always...

Until someone finally does produce the necessary DNA evidence of that long-suspected faulty Factor VIII gene, I will continue to remind people that the true identity of Alexei's claimed blood disorder still has not been proved. ;-)

С днем рождения! 

Happy Birthday!

JK


Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Douglas on August 12, 2009, 07:58:20 PM
I tend to agree with J. Kendrick.  So little was known about blood diseases in 1900.

 Since then we know there are many types of blood clotting disorders. Some are more severe than others.  Unless there is a DNA test we will probably never know the type Alexei  suffered from.

We even know the diseases that the ancient pharaohs had and probably  died from.  Their dental problems were severe by today's standards.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Natasya on August 12, 2009, 09:29:06 PM
Happy Birthday Tsarevich Alexei!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on August 12, 2009, 11:32:38 PM
Happy 105th birthday to my favorite little prince!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 08, 2009, 05:14:23 PM
Nearly a month after but... Happy birthday dear Alexei!!!! Rest In Peace
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: victoriakin on December 29, 2009, 11:53:53 AM
All that I've read, and everything that I've ever been told, establishes for me that his recorded birthdate was already in the new style, the Gregorian Calendar, so that no adjustment from the Julian Calendar was necessary. I have been told that people using the date in August are three weeks off from the actual date. I guess that's a bit weird, huh? But I think he had his birth in July 1904. For me, I consider that the massacre took place just days prior to that year's birthday.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Sarushka on December 29, 2009, 11:59:04 AM
All that I've read, and everything that I've ever been told, establishes for me that his recorded birthdate was already in the new style, the Gregorian Calendar, so that no adjustment from the Julian Calendar was necessary. I have been told that people using the date in August are three weeks off from the actual date.

That's incorrect. Nicholas II kept his diary according to the old Julian calendar, and Aleksei's birth is noted by the tsar on 30 July. In the west, the date was 12 August. Modern commemorations of the heir's birth should be observed on 12 August.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: victoriakin on January 08, 2010, 07:19:58 AM
All that I've read, and everything that I've ever been told, establishes for me that his recorded birthdate was already in the new style, the Gregorian Calendar, so that no adjustment from the Julian Calendar was necessary. I have been told that people using the date in August are three weeks off from the actual date.

That's incorrect. Nicholas II kept his diary according to the old Julian calendar, and Aleksei's birth is noted by the tsar on 30 July. In the west, the date was 12 August. Modern commemorations of the heir's birth should be observed on 12 August.

I wonder why Nicholas II would have kept his diary in the Julian calendar after the conversion had been made under his rulership to the Gregorian? Where is the diary?

Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Sarushka on January 08, 2010, 07:52:28 AM

I wonder why Nicholas II would have kept his diary in the Julian calendar after the conversion had been made under his rulership to the Gregorian? Where is the diary?

This is also incorrect. Russia remained on the Julian calendar until after the revolution in 1917. That's why the October Revolution isn't called the "November Revolution" -- according to the old Russian calendar which was still in use, the Bolshevik revolution occurred in October.

Nicholas's diary is held at GARF in Moscow. For a short time after the October Revolution he dated his entries with both old and new style dates, then returned to old style.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: victoriakin on January 08, 2010, 08:42:56 AM
Well further reading now today shows me that you have good authority for your understanding. But ten years ago the information online was much different. I can't explain my impression as to why it was so easy to see something one year, and the next decade it is gone. Online a decade ago I read on numerous websites that there was no adjustment necessary and that the actual adoption of Gregorian was taken place in 1900 during Nicholas II's rule. Apparently the current information online is not supporting this. Don't build any buildings based on calculus theorems found on the internet.
Title: Happy Birthday Tsarevich!
Post by: Gorseheart on August 12, 2010, 10:52:22 AM
Whether you paid tribute today (August 12) or July 30, let's all celebrate baby's Birthday! We can leave comments here, and/if/or gifts! There's probably a topic already like this out there, but I just want to hear what you have to say!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Tsarevich!
Post by: Alice_Karadjordjavic on August 12, 2010, 11:02:18 AM
Happy Birthday Sunbeam, we miss you! ^^ May God protect you little Alyosha!

~Alice Karadjardjavc
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Tsarevich!
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 12, 2010, 12:20:00 PM
Happy birthday!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Tsarevich!
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on August 12, 2010, 12:22:00 PM
Happy Birthday, Alexei Nicholaevitch!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Tsarevich!
Post by: TimM on August 12, 2010, 03:05:54 PM
Happy Birthday, Alexei.  I hope wherever you are now, you're having a blast.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Tsarevich!
Post by: Gorseheart on August 12, 2010, 03:15:41 PM
For Alexei:
Watercolor:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs277.snc4/40203_117469441637846_100001243721938_114844_2884932_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 12, 2010, 03:27:42 PM
Thats a really nice picture, a great way to celebrate Alexei's birthday.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Ausmanov on August 12, 2010, 07:32:01 PM
thats an extremely nice picture. a nice way to honour him. God bless and watch over you in Heaven Alexie
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: nena on August 12, 2010, 08:51:16 PM
Happy birthday Alexei Nicholaievich! You are remembered.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: nena on August 12, 2010, 08:54:07 PM
Happy birthday Alexei Nicholaievich - may you rest in peace. You are remembered!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 12, 2010, 09:08:59 PM
I really like your banner nena!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on August 12, 2010, 10:58:26 PM
Happy Birthday, sweet Tsarevitch of Russia. May God bless you, wherever you are.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Gorseheart on August 13, 2010, 01:11:15 AM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 13, 2010, 11:39:09 AM
So you made that pic? How long did it take you?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Gorseheart on August 13, 2010, 01:18:55 PM
So you made that pic? How long did it take you?

Don't know if you're talking to me, but I'll answer anyways! One hour to draw, and about 45 minutes to watercolor.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 13, 2010, 02:52:46 PM
Yup *laughs quietly* I was talking to you. Wow, I'd never be able to do that. I'm a terrible artist and if I ever did attempt it, it would take me much, much longer and wouldn't look nearly as good as yours does.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Gorseheart on August 13, 2010, 05:20:21 PM
Thank you, you flatterer.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 13, 2010, 06:26:14 PM
I'm telling you the truth honest. It really is an awesome picture!  ;D
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Ausmanov on August 13, 2010, 09:33:05 PM
gorseheart, im intrigued. How much dteail did you go into with the picture? and what did you use to colour it?
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Ausmanov on August 13, 2010, 09:33:58 PM
im sorry, i should go into more detail, when i say the picture i mean the drawing.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: blessOTMA on August 13, 2010, 10:38:18 PM
Felicitations and greetings  Alexei Nikolaievich on the anniversary of your birth! You are not forgotten!

(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/Alexis/2b460be3.jpg)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 13, 2010, 10:45:25 PM
Thats a pretty good quality picture.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on August 13, 2010, 11:11:50 PM
Perfect photo, blessOTMA. He looks a youg man :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: blessOTMA on August 14, 2010, 07:58:58 AM
Yes, it's  hard to believe he is like 11 there! 
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 14, 2010, 10:08:16 AM
Well I can kinda believe that he's 11, but only with like a second look. At first glance he looks a bit older than he really is.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Gorseheart on August 14, 2010, 09:34:02 PM
gorseheart, im intrigued. How much dteail did you go into with the picture? and what did you use to colour it?
Not very much detail. I pencil shaded it, then watercolored. Thanks again TroubleTwin2!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 14, 2010, 10:14:17 PM
Your welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Denushka_89 on September 06, 2010, 12:32:57 PM
My dear Alexei!

I not forgot your birthday, sorry for the lateness...
Happy birthday my dear boy! May you rest in peace
and be so happy with your dear family!

A kiss and a hug for you!
With all my respect and affection,

Denise
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TimM on August 12, 2011, 12:22:55 AM
A very Happy Birthday to Alexei.  Have a good one.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: RHB on August 12, 2011, 12:58:30 AM
A very very happy birthday Alexei... thankfully you're in a place now where hemophilia can't bother you anymore!  :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: blessOTMA on August 12, 2011, 01:43:10 AM
(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/Botkin/th_AN1913.jpg) (http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/Botkin/AN1913.jpg)

Greetings and remembrance Alexei Nicholaievich!
 
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Gorseheart on August 12, 2011, 02:26:54 AM
Happy Birthday Alexei Nikolaievich!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: TsarAlexeiII on August 12, 2011, 02:42:52 AM
107 years...
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Ekaterina-Nikolaevna on August 12, 2011, 03:39:29 AM
Have a happy, happy birthday up there Alexei! We never forget you, and hope that your in a place hemophilia can't touch you anymore.
(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i367/kateannnoblet/ALEXEI1906X-2.jpg)
Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov, the brightest star in the Russian solar system!
1904-1918 RIP.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: bestfriendsgirl on August 12, 2011, 07:07:26 AM
Rest in peace Alexei, beloved son, brother and Heir!
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 12, 2011, 08:52:13 AM
Happy birthday, Aleksei Nicholaievich Romanov :) +++++++ May the Lord God, Jesus Christ, continue to grant eternal peace and may your spirit continue to inspire and comfort the living who constantly discover and rediscover your touching, tragic legacy.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: nena on August 12, 2011, 02:47:41 PM
I am sure that on this day, 107 years ago, the Russian Empire had one of the happiest day among it's people.
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Talya on August 12, 2011, 08:28:16 PM
Happy birthday Alexei! I hope you have fun riding bicycles and running around in Heaven :)
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: LauraO on August 13, 2011, 02:54:39 AM
Happy Birthday, God Bless
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Griae on August 13, 2011, 09:48:36 AM
Yesterday I wanted to celebrate Alexei's birthday, so I went to visit the Hermitage, not the real one of course but the little one here in Amsterdam and after that I went to the St. Nicolas church in Amsterdam to light a candle for him.

I was just thinking: isn't it wonderful to think that all over the world people are still remembering him and the other family members on their birthdays and the day of their death, to do something in their honour, to pray for them or simply just remember them?

greetings, Griae
Title: Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
Post by: Ekaterina-Nikolaevna on August 13, 2011, 10:25:09 AM
I was just thinking: isn't it wonderful to think that all over the world people are still remembering him and the other family members on their birthdays and the day of their death, to do something in their honour, to pray for them or simply just remember them?

It is lovely, yes. I didn't light a candle for him, but I did go for a walk and I made a little pryamid out of rocks with my mother's goddaughter (while ill at Spala 1912, Alexei asked for a memorial made of stones when he dies  - the anecdote's around somewhere). Just having him in your thoughts is wonderful, though.
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on August 13, 2011, 11:00:23 AM
Happy Birthday, sweet Tsarevitch.  Rest in Peace, and I sincerely hope that you are having the best of rowdy times with your sisters!
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Post by: TimM on August 12, 2012, 12:23:48 AM
Happy 108th Birthday to Alexei.  Enjoy your day.
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Post by: blessOTMA on August 12, 2012, 12:35:46 AM
(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/Romanov%20this%20and%20that/ANMogilev16.jpg)

Happy Birthday, Alexei Nicholaievich!
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Post by: edubs31 on August 12, 2012, 10:33:12 AM
All hail the Heir!

Anne is this the fountain he so loved at Stavka? I remember reading about the games he would play in Nicholas's letters...squirting his father and other military men!
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Post by: blessOTMA on August 12, 2012, 05:03:23 PM
All hail the Heir!

Anne is this the fountain he so loved at Stavka? I remember reading about the games he would play in Nicholas's letters...squirting his father and other military men!
Yes it is . I believe he would alter the direction  of the sprays coming out of those  dragon dogs to  splash them! He looks so grown up there.
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Post by: Jen_94 on August 13, 2012, 03:58:39 AM
A bit late but happy Bleated birthday to the Tsarevich Alexei. Rest in peace.
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Post by: sunbeam on August 12, 2013, 06:20:45 AM
Happy birthday and rest in peace.

For anyone who can read Dutch or is simply interested, I am offering my book of poems about the Tsarevitch on my website as a PDF file, exclusively for today.
If you click on the link below you will find a news item about this offer along with a picture. The PDF file is directly under the picture.
The title of my book translates as 'Safely sleeps the heart of gold: the life and passion of Alexei Romanov'.

http://www.maartendas.nl/?p=501
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Post by: edubs31 on August 12, 2013, 12:55:35 PM
All Hail Tsarevich Alexei!

May God bless your memory as we do!
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Post by: TimM on August 12, 2013, 05:26:34 PM
A very Happy 109th birthday to Alexei.  Your life was cut short, but your memory lives on.
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Post by: blessOTMA on August 13, 2013, 03:24:46 AM
  Happy  Birthday   Alexei. Nicholaievich!
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Post by: Inok Nikolai on September 03, 2013, 09:08:24 AM
A little tardy, but I wasn't certain whether anyone had posted this or not, and I thought that it was too sweet to pass over in silence.


From Paul Kulikovsky’s “Romanov News” No. 64, p. 50


In Yekaterinburg was announced the birth of the Tsarevich
Yekaterinburg, August 12. RIA Novosti

A flash mob was held in Yekaterinburg, which was arranged in honor of the birthday of the last Russian Tsarevich - Alexei Romanov. The view on one of the central streets of the city for several minutes was changed into 1904: ladies in dresses, men in tails and children playing.
It was employees of the regional museum who had decided to hold a flash mob dedicated to the birthday of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov, who was born on August 12 (old style - July 30) in 1904.

"This is the first official celebration dedicated to the birth of Tsarevich Alexei, after the revolution. In recent years, held in Yekaterinburg Royal Days, but they are dedicated to the death of the Romanov family, and no one remembers the bright dates. We decided to fix it - told the organizers. - For a few minutes we tried to recreate the atmosphere of joy, which was on the streets in 1904, when people learned about the birth of the heir to the throne.”

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Post by: edubs31 on September 03, 2013, 11:26:42 AM
Very cool Inok. Is there a link to the story, or any videos online that you are aware of?
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Post by: Inok Nikolai on September 03, 2013, 04:25:58 PM
Well, Paul Kulikovsky's copy of the article has a couple of photos, but I can't find anything else right now.

Perhaps one of our members from Russia can.
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Post by: TimM on August 12, 2014, 04:03:05 AM
110 years ago today, Alexei Nicholaievich Romanov was born.  His short life was married by pain and illness.

Alexei, I hope you've having a nice B-Day up there with the rest of your family. 
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Post by: edubs31 on August 12, 2014, 08:11:27 AM
It would have been interesting to see how much longer young Alexei might have lived had his life not been taken from him. Had he been able to live into the 1950s modern treatments for hemophilia could have extended his life (and his health) decades longer. Of course that would have required him to reach into his 50s as well, a rather long life for a hemophiliac at the time. Particularly one seemingly prone to debilitating attacks as a child.

In any event he deserved the opportunity to live much longer, into adulthood and possibly beyond. His life was short and bizarre but memorable, and worthy to be honored on this day.
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Post by: Maria Sisi on August 12, 2014, 12:45:43 PM
It would have been interesting to see how much longer young Alexei might have lived had his life not been taken from him. Had he been able to live into the 1950s modern treatments for hemophilia could have extended his life (and his health) decades longer. Of course that would have required him to reach into his 50s as well, a rather long life for a hemophiliac at the time. Particularly one seemingly prone to debilitating attacks as a child.

In any event he deserved the opportunity to live much longer, into adulthood and possibly beyond. His life was short and bizarre but memorable, and worthy to be honored on this day.

Well Alexei's cousin Prince Waldemar of Prussia, Princess Irene's son, was also a hemophiliac and he lived to be 56.

He died in a clinic in 1945 because of the lack of blood transfusion facilities. When the Russians advanced he had to flee his home, and when the Americans came all medical resources were diverted to treat the concentration camp victims. As a result his doctor was unable to properly treat him and he died.

Waldemar was born in 1889, so he was able to deal with his hemophilia for more then half a century without modern treatments. If it wasn't for the war he could have possibly lived even longer.  

Of course it all depends on how severe his hemophilia was but I guess its proof that it was possible, even for Alexei.
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Post by: edubs31 on August 12, 2014, 12:59:29 PM
It would have been interesting to see how much longer young Alexei might have lived had his life not been taken from him. Had he been able to live into the 1950s modern treatments for hemophilia could have extended his life (and his health) decades longer. Of course that would have required him to reach into his 50s as well, a rather long life for a hemophiliac at the time. Particularly one seemingly prone to debilitating attacks as a child.

In any event he deserved the opportunity to live much longer, into adulthood and possibly beyond. His life was short and bizarre but memorable, and worthy to be honored on this day.

Well Alexei's cousin Prince Waldemar of Prussia, Princess Irene's son, was also a hemophiliac and he lived to be 56.

He died in a clinic in 1945 because of the lack of blood transfusion facilities. When the Russians advanced he had to flee his home, and when the Americans came all medical resources were diverted to treat the concentration camp victims. As a result his doctor was unable to properly treat him and he died.

Waldemar was born in 1889, so he was able to deal with his hemophilia for more then half a century without modern treatments. If it wasn't for the war he could have possibly lived even longer.  

Of course it all depends on how severe his hemophilia was but I guess its proof that it was possible, even for Alexei.

Yes, good point there about Prince Waldemar. There is also no reason to believe that Alexei would have continued to be as prone to attacks in adulthood. He was growing bigger and stronger and, generally speaking, adults find it easier to avoid physical injury than rambunctious children. On the other hand it did seem like he might have been nearing a point of physical collapse during captivity. Had the White's, or someone else, been able to rescue the family before execution in July, 1918 it would have been interesting to see how well Alexei may have recovered from his most recent attack. It just seems to me like he was getting weaker. Perhaps a result of the poorer conditions and less quality medical attention that what he had received at Tsarskoe as Tsarevich. Or perhaps all of the injuries of his youth were having a compounding effect and had weakened him to a unrecoverable state.

We'll never know for certain.
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Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on August 13, 2014, 09:42:30 AM
Aleksei...
You are still a guiding source in my life. I will pay homage to you this weekend. You still inspire me more than words can even attempt to say at this time. May you find eternal happiness and peace. Watch over your people... they need you.
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Post by: TimM on August 12, 2015, 05:16:34 AM
A very Happy Birthday to Alexei Nicholaievich.  111 years young.
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Post by: edubs31 on August 12, 2015, 01:48:11 PM
A very Happy Birthday to Alexei Nicholaievich.  111 years young.

Indeed! A fitting close to the Romanov birthday season.
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Post by: Inok Nikolai on August 13, 2015, 12:28:12 PM
A very Happy Birthday to Alexei Nicholaievich.  111 years young.

Well, actually, according to an ancient Christian tradition or understanding, since in the Resurrection we will all be like Christ our Saviour, Who was thirty-three at the end of His earthly life,
everyone will be 33 years old too in heaven. It makes sense that people would be mature, developed individuals -- not babies or decrepit oldsters. Otherwise there would be all sort of odd "interrelations" -- ancient people who had lived much longer than their parents who died young, etc....

Years ago there was a Russian monk, Fr. Hesychius, on Mount Athos, in Greece, who -- when asked for his photo -- would give out one of himself at 33, although by that time he was an old man.
When asked why, he said that it was so that they would be able to recognize him at the Resurrection!
A simple, short sermon from a simple, pious monk...
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Post by: TimM on August 18, 2015, 05:17:40 PM
So all the Romanovs would be 33.  That would be an interesting situation.
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Post by: TimM on August 12, 2016, 07:12:39 AM
Happy Birthday to Alexei Nicholaievich.   Hope you're enjoying in the place where there is no pain.
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Post by: Ally Kumari on August 13, 2016, 03:35:36 AM
Unfortunatelly I was away from my computer and could not create an edit for Alexei like I did for the rest of the family. In any case here´s to the rememberance of the tragic boy.

(http://nd01.jxs.cz/979/798/c54c5ddb71_44807507_o2.jpg)
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Post by: TimM on August 13, 2016, 05:52:15 AM
It's a nice tribute, Ally.
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Post by: edubs31 on August 14, 2016, 08:09:18 PM
Great photo, one of my favorites

Love the look on Olga's face in this photo shoot. Very sweet and maternal, and perfectly at ease caring for her baby brother even as a young child herself.
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Post by: TimM on August 12, 2017, 08:17:52 AM
Happy 113th to Alexei Nicholaievich.  You are remembered.
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Post by: edubs31 on August 12, 2017, 08:17:58 AM
Looks like I was the last person to comment on this topic last year and I'll be the first one to do so this years...

113-years ago today the last Tsarevich of Russia was born! Honoring his memory and legacy on this August 12th!
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Post by: TimM on August 12, 2017, 08:20:17 AM
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I'll be the first one to do so this years

Nope, I beat you by about six seconds!
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Post by: TimM on August 12, 2018, 12:33:26 AM
Once again a very Happy Birthday to Alexei.   
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Post by: Slege on August 12, 2018, 01:42:39 PM
A very happy birthday to the Tsesarevich ! Sad the family didn't have the opportunity to celebrate it before they were killed.