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Offline Daniel Briere

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #60 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.
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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #61 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #62 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2004, 10:55:53 PM »
Happy Birthday, Holy Martyr!

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #64 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. :-[

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #65 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #66 on: August 13, 2004, 03:42:00 PM »
In Remembrance:


Laurel for Honor.

Rosemary for Remembrance.

Daisies for Farewell.



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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #67 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #68 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!')

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #69 on: August 13, 2004, 08:19:53 PM »
Thanks for your help Pravoslavnaya.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #70 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! :-*

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #71 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:
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« Reply #72 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?

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #73 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #74 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?