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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #90 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #91 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.......

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #92 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.)
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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #93 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #94 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?

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #95 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?

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #96 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #97 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

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #98 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..... :(

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #99 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #100 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #101 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #102 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.

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #103 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

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Re: Commemoration of Anniversary of Birth
« Reply #104 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


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