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Miracles...What do you think?
« on: January 05, 2009, 10:36:40 AM »
(A story of Thaddeus Bens, Moscow representative of the Valaam Society of America)
In September of 1997 Alla Dyakova of Moscow was given a large copy of an icon of the Tsar-Martyr by the St. Herman Brotherhood. On May 6/19, 1998 a procession was held in Moscow to commemorate Tsar Nicholas’ birthday. At this time the icon began to emit a strong fragrance. More than a hundred people witnessed this. One week later the icon was still emitting a fragrance and a moleben was served before it.
The second testimony concerns another large copy of the same icon, which had been received from the St. Herman Brotherhood by Fr. Juvenaly, the head priest of the St. Nicholas Almshouse in Ryazan. (Fr. Juvenaly is now building a church in honor of the Tsar-Martyr.) Fr. Juvenaly gave this icon as a blessing to a Moscow surgeon, Dr. Oleg Ivanovich Belchenko. On August 23/September 5, 1998 the icon began to exude a fragrant scent. The next day, a Sunday, Dr. Belchenko took the icon to the Sretensky Monastery in Moscow and showed it to Fr. Nicander, who was serving a moleben at the time. The icon was placed on an analogion at the side-altar dedicated to St. John the Forerunner, and an akathist to the Royal Martyrs was sung. Afterwards all those present smelled the strong fragrance coming from the icon. After the service Fr. Nicander took the icon into the main altar where it remained for three weeks and continued to emit its fragrance. Then Dr. Belchenko took the icon back to his home, but many people began to hear about the miracle and wished to venerate the icon. Since his home was too small, he took it to Alla Dyakova’s flat on October 16/29. An akathist to the Tsar-Martyr has been sung there each day since then. Up to twelve people (both clergy and laymen) visit her each day to venerate the icon.
On October 25/November 7 — Demetrius’ Saturday, as well as the anniversary of the bloody Bolshevik Revolution — Alla Dyakova phoned me and said that myrrh was streaming along the front edges of the case covering the icon. Alla said that she and Dr. Belchenko had been sitting and talking in her flat when the icon began emitting an extremely strong fragrance. A cloth had been placed around the top and along the sides of the icon case. When the doctor went over to the icon, he fell to his knees when he saw that myrrh was streaming down both sides of the front of the case. The size of the case itself is 15 by 17 inches. There were four streams on the right side of the case and two on the left. The streams did not flow straight down, as one would imagine. They originated in their respective corners at the top of the icon case and zigzagged downwards, moving closer and closer to the Tsar as they flowed.
I went to Alias flat, where I met Hieromonk Longinus and another monk from the Moscow metochion of the Solovki Monastery. We all witnessed this myrrh on the icon case. Even when it was wiped off with cotton, drops began forming again. The flow of myrrh on that day began at 12:28 p.m. and lasted until 4 p.m. The fragrance has continued since that time.


The following information comes from a book "Miracles Of Royal Martyrs," published in St. Petersburg, Russia.
"One of our parishioners, Yelena D. recounts of how she was childless for many years. She sought advice of different doctors, but they could hold out no hope.
"Her prayers were particularly often addressed to the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia, not only because of her deep reverence for them, but also because she remembered the miraculous bestowal of the Royal successor upon them after many years of holy matrimony.
"Once in her dream, she had a vision of the Tsar himself, in a blooming apple orchard, who, amid the blossoming trees, his face radiant uttered the words of consolation, which she could not remember. However, when she woke up, his words were perfectly clear. She was to give birth to a child.
"Today, she already has two children."


So, what do you think about these stories?
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Re: Miracles...What do you think?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 08:08:14 AM »
-- I believe in Romanov miracles. I have read many about it, many accounts of Russian people, and their icons bleed -- on Liturgy on July 16/7th 1998, icons bleed every hour, espaecially at 18.00 p.m. I mentioned Aleksei's icon also bleed, from his temple. And one woman had vision with Grand Duchess Maria Nicholaievna in her dream. Nicholas II too appeared in some dreams.   

-- I think it is good thread, I will try to find more accounts and stories.

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Re: Miracles...What do you think?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 09:54:37 AM »
Hello nena!
Thank you very much, I would like a lot to know other stories.

God bless!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 03:24:45 PM »
Here is site of Romanov bleeding-icon:

http://bleeding-icon.chat.ru/

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Re: Miracles...What do you think?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 03:30:25 PM »
Wonderful!, I have already seen so many icons of the imperial family, but this is the most beautiful, I really love it.

Thank you! :)

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 03:37:52 PM »
If you´dlike to see practically all theicons we managed to gather so far, take a look here:
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=11796.0

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Re: Miracles...What do you think?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 03:52:47 PM »
Wow!...Thank you very much!, it is the first time that I see this topic, thank you for the suggestion. :)

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009, 11:05:15 AM »
Another one:

A miracle in Serbia

The serbian people loved the Russian Tsar with all their heart. On March 30, 1930, there was published in the Serbian newspapers a telegram stating that the Orthodox inhabitants of the city of Leskovats in Serbia had appealed to the Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church with a request to raise the question of the canonization of the late Russian Emperor Nicholas II, who was not only a most humane and pure-hearted Ruler of the Russian people, but who also died with the glory of a martyr's death.

Already in 1925 there had appeared in the Serbian press an account of what happened to an elderly Serbian lady who had lost two sons in the war and whose third son, who had disappeared without a trace, she considered also to have been killed.  Once, after praying fervently for all who had been killed in the war, the poor mother fell asleep and saw in a dream the Emperor Nicholas II, who told her that her son was alive and was in Russia, where he had fought together with his two dead brothers. "You will not die" -- said the Russian Tsar -- "untill you see your son." Soon after this dream, the old woman received news that her son was alive, and within a few months after this she joyously embraced him alive and well when he returned from Russia.


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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009, 06:12:48 AM »
Thank you for that miracle account!

Nicholas II face in some material, I believe it is stone:
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009, 10:03:41 AM »
Oh my God!  :o
This is wonderful!...Thank you!  :)
Yes, I believe it is stone...really wonderful!
Where have you found these images?

Thank you very much!  :)

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 02:10:46 AM »
Bro, that's a soooo nice story (I'm gonna print it, hehehehe). Thanks for posting those. Nena and Ally, you're both great help, too.
I wish I could witness that miracle even in my dreams!

Amazing colored fotos  by the most wonderful Yelena Aleksandrovna. Endless thank you very much!

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Re: Miracles...What do you think?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 07:51:40 AM »
You're very welcome! ;-)