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Offline Превед

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Re: Why does the Russian Orthodox Church chooses not to believe....
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2018, 07:14:33 PM »
When one reads how the Orthodox church generally rejoiced in having the Tsarist yoke lifted from itself after the February Revolution and NII's abdication; symbolically by storing the Emperor's cæsaropapal seat in the Holy Synod in a museum and electing a new patriarch for the first time in 300 years, their ambiguous attitude in this matter becomes clearer.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Why does the Russian Orthodox Church chooses not to believe....
« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2018, 02:20:14 PM »
Although the Russian Orthodox Church has not recognized officially the "Yekaterinburg remains" as those of the royal family, I have found online three Russian Orthodox communities in the USA that have obtained bone fragments and have enshrined them as holy relics in their churches:

Hermitage of the Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Monastery (ROCOR) in West Virginia, USA: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/american-shrine-honor-russian-royal-martyrs/

Saint George Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR) in Howell, New Jersey, USA: http://archive.eadiocese.org/News/2009/june/julycelebrations.en.htm

Photos:

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/101580981612218071495/album/AF1QipMxvYJPdyQpUQ5AkrIQSinlXhGIIMZ6-PjCjUC0

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/101580981612218071495/album/AF1QipOad_65BcKgdWSeD80dd1bZxuTG5TfFGMFTQEIX

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/101580981612218071495/album/AF1QipMEzkJOYT9vNhLtPSxgflIjdacBxCUYGPyJ_j3F

Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral (OCA) in Washington, D.C., USA: https://ryanphunter.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/st-nicholas-cathedral-a-photo-essay/

Audio explanation of icon and relics: https://exhibits.library.villanova.edu/russian-revolution/exhibit/relics-imperial-family/
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