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Emyrna

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Re: Ella as a religious figure and her convent
« Reply #120 on: September 03, 2006, 08:48:46 PM »
I happen to be a  Roman Catholic:0), and at times when I am praying and I think about the Imperial familly I am often drawn to Nicholas and will ask him for some intercession.  I don't think you have to be an Orthodox Christian to see that the Romanovs, etc .have a real connection with God:0)

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« Reply #121 on: September 03, 2006, 09:17:31 PM »
True...I was a Roman Catholic before my conversion. I think Ella led me to the true faith...in her way.  ;)

Emyrna

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« Reply #122 on: September 04, 2006, 10:20:04 AM »
I actually love my Church, it has taught me to see God in others of different Christian denominations:0)

Eric_Lowe

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« Reply #123 on: September 04, 2006, 07:18:23 PM »
Now it is...But before it was a pretty narrow faith. One should read more and experience more (even within Christanity).

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« Reply #124 on: September 08, 2006, 11:07:51 PM »
The sharing of your stories are most moving, and I am happy to have found this thread. I am an Orthodox Christian. To me, prayer is what has kept me alive till today. Although I have not prayed to the Tsar's Sister, I have prayed to and for the entirety of the imperial family' souls, and this has offered me much inner peace. Facing multiplicity of health issues and ongoing pain without relief of medication, that prayer has sustained me even through these difficult trials. I must also thank again the many members who have been kind enough to continue to pray for me as well. I believe that group prayer has helped me also.

I look forward to returning to this wonderful thread to read your stories and help me to keep a positive attitude. Don't forget to visit the AP Forum thread of our 'Cheer Section'. I am looking for those willing to share their bio's and stories of how they are and have battled serious diseases and disabilities and continue to 'live and work' in their communities. I feel this is a great place to share our stories, and give understanding to our readers, that peoples with disabilities, etc., are productive peoples. I think the sharing of your faith is of the greatest importance.
God Bless the memory of Ella, and God Bless all of you.

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Eric_Lowe

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Re: Ella as a religious figure and her convent
« Reply #125 on: September 09, 2006, 10:51:11 AM »
the Tsar's sister ? Who's that ?

Tania

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« Reply #126 on: September 09, 2006, 11:24:39 AM »
Sorry, Eric, I meant Ella. Unfortunately I am going through such constant pain that my head is a bit fuzzy.
It is because of the kind members as yourself who remind me or correct me when a sentence or fact is irregular.
Thank you for questioning me, I appreciate your awareness. God Bless!

Tatiana+

Eric_Lowe

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« Reply #127 on: September 09, 2006, 08:19:43 PM »
You are welcome. Ella was the Tsar's sister-in-law. Although most of the family ( Ella, Serge, Alicky, Nicky and their children) had been made saints. Nicholas II's sisters (Xenia & Olga) did not made the list.

God Bless !

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« Reply #128 on: April 09, 2007, 04:53:14 PM »
I think the icon behind St Elizabeth is of St Sophia with her three daughters: Faith, Hope and Love (in Russian Vera, Nadezhda and Lyubov, but I am not sure of the names in Greek.) They were horribly martyred in the early centuries of the Church.

I know this was posted a long time ago, but in Greek their names are as follows:
Pisti, Elpida, and Agapi

Regards

Eric_Lowe

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« Reply #129 on: April 09, 2007, 08:21:56 PM »
Thanks for that info... ;D

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Re: Ella as a religious figure and her convent
« Reply #130 on: April 26, 2008, 07:00:38 PM »
This is a question I have wondered about for a while. When Ella established her convent, did she continue to use her Imperial Title of Imperial Highness or would she have considered the title a form of vanity? Was she addressed as "Mother Superior" or did the nun's call her "Imperial Highness" as well?

anna_k

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« Reply #131 on: May 01, 2008, 05:20:04 AM »
one more link
the video shows Pascha broadcast from the Convent of sts Martha and Mary and the church of st Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem (where repose the holy relics of the Grand Duchess)
http://files.tvspas.ru/Video/%d1%fe%e6%e5%f2%fb,%20%f0%e5%ef%ee%f0%f2%e0%e6%e8,%20%ee%e1%f1%f3%e6%e4%e5%ed%e8%ff/%cf%f0%e0%e7%e4%ed%e8%ea%20%cf%e0%f1%f5%e8%20%e2%20%cc%e0%f0%f4%ee-%cc%e0%f0%e8%e8%ed%f1%ea%ee%e9%20%ee%e1%e8%f2%e5%eb%e8%20(%d2%c2%d6%202008-04-26).wmv

this time you don't have to look through the "terrible" list of random cyrillic letters,
just click on the link above and the download process will start ( it is Windows media file)

matushka

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« Reply #132 on: May 02, 2008, 09:55:09 AM »
Thank you very much, Ania. Beautiful documentary. It is very useful to see what are people doing with ste Elisabeth'ideas in our times. How many people and projets is she inspiring!

anna_k

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« Reply #133 on: May 04, 2008, 01:45:56 AM »
Thank you very much, Ania. Beautiful documentary. It is very useful to see what are people doing with ste Elisabeth'ideas in our times. How many people and projets is she inspiring!

yes, her life and her deeds can be considered as a neverending source of inspiration for many people

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Re: Ella as a religious figure and her convent
« Reply #134 on: May 05, 2008, 12:55:29 AM »
Anna_k,

Thank you very much for the links.

Unfortunately, I do not understand Russian, but I enjoyed watching the documentaries.

I'd be nice if there was an English translation of the videos.

 
Holy New Martyr Elizabeth, pray for us!