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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / How Much Longer?
« on: July 17, 2015, 03:34:31 AM »
I'm sorry that this will sound so morbid, but since it's the tragic anniversary of the murder of the last Romanovs and their servants, I had to ask:

We all know that poor Alexei suffered terribly from hemophilia. Several of his hemophiliac relatives had already died of this disease, most at a very young age. Obviously at the turn of the 20th century there was no treatment available for people with his condition, and very few even survived to adulthood.

Alexei had already astonished his doctors by surviving a number of nearly fatal hemorrhages. At the time of his murder, he was still unable to walk. I think he was just short of his 14th birthday when he was killed? I even vaguely recall something that Rasputin allegedly once told the Empress: that if Alexei survived until his 15th birthday, he would be cured of his hemophilia and go on to live a normal life. IF there is any truth to that (and that's a huge "if", I grant you), if he could have lived just another year and a few weeks, who knows? Maybe--just maybe--Alexei could have overcome that terrible disease and lived a long and healthy life. IF he hadn't been murdered first!!!

Anyway, now to my question: even if the Revolution had never happened, even if the Romanov dynasty had continued to flourish--what do you think Alexei's ultimate fate would have been? How much longer would he have beaten the odds? How much longer would he have lived even in a peaceful Russia?

Again--sorry to be so morbid but I've started thinking about this and wondered what others might think. Of course as things turned out, poor Alexei never got the chance to find out. May he and his family rest in peace.

I just asked a similar question about Tatiana, so I'm really not repeating myself!!  ;D

I have a book on Roman Catholic saints, but not on Eastern Orthodox saints.

My book lists several saints named Anastasia--their name days are given respectively as October 28, December 25, March 10, and April 15.

Does anyone know which (if any) of these are GD Anastasia's patron saint, and anything about that saint?


Tatiana Nicholaievna / Does Anyone Know When Tatiana's "Name Day" Was?
« on: October 29, 2007, 07:54:03 AM »
I have a book listing various saints (of the Roman Catholic Church, not the Russian Orthodox) and it only lists one St. Tatiana. It says that this saint died around the year 230 and was martyred in Rome during the reign of the Emperor Severus. It then states that this date "also honors the saint Tatiana, venerated by the Greek Orthodox Church, with Mertios and Euthasia."

Both feast days are given as January 12.

Does anyone know if this was in fact the feast day of GD Tatiana? Does anyone know anything about the Eastern Orthodox St. Tatiana?

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