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Royal Martyr & Passion Bearer Tsar Nicholas II
Royal Martyr & Passion
Bearer Tsar Nicholas II

The Holy Canonization And Glorification of Tsar Nicholas II And Family In Russia

Compiled by Father Nektarios Serfes
Boise, Idaho
USA
14 August 2000



Glory Be To God For All Things!


Blessed Is Our Lord God!

By the Grace and the love of our Lord God, and by the prayers of the Most Holy Theotokos the Birthgiver of our God, the Imperial Romanov Family Emperor Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Tsarina Alexandra, Grand Duke Tsarevich Alexis, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie, and Anastasia,  will be glorified and be canonized as saints and passion bearers, by the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, in Russia, it was reported today on 14 August 2000. This has now thanks be to God been confirmed, that the process of the Holy Glorification and Canonization has been approved. Thanks be to our Lord God!

The Synod of Bishops Council is meeting currently in Moscow,  had stated: "In the last Orthodox Russian monarch and members of his family we see people who sincerely strove to incarnate in their lives the commands of the Gospel. In the suffering borne by the Royal Family in prison with humility, patience, and meekness in their martyrs deaths in Ekaterinburg in the night of 4/17 July 1918 was revealed the light of the faith of Christ that conquers evil." This information was from the Communication Service, Department of External Church Relations 14 August 2000.

Now that this holy act of Canonization has been determined in Russia by the Synod of Bishops of the Moscow, Patriarchate, this means that the whole Eastern Orthodox Church and it's faithful can join in prayer together, and that holy icons can be placed in the Churches, as well as services can be commemorated. The tropar and kontakions can be sung, as well as the Akathist to the Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas and Family can be offered in the Church.

This act of holy Canonization also brings to us spiritually the act of repentance, and to work as well as struggle towards our salvation, by the prayers of the Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas and Family.

In spite what was said before the act of this Holy Canonization, let that be, and let us humbly move onward, and forward spiritually. All this was done because our Lord God had desired this for us spiritually. The Mother of God indeed had heard our pleas and prayers too! It was the great love of the many faithful Orthodox Christians, and non-Orthodox Christians, who had indeed helped in that this should happen, and by the grace of the Holy Spirit, that we are all spiritually renewed, and blessed. It's if the whole Church is ever spiritually joyful!
Russian Women Hold Portraits of Emperor Nicholas II and his Family
Russian Women Hold Portraits of Emperor Nicholas II and his Family

It was also the constant miracles, that had happen over these many years, by the intercessions of the Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas and Family. How many God loving souls had been healed and helped. Thanks be to our Lord God, and His Saints.

We must truly give thanks to our Lord God, and to the Mother of God,  for this humble blessing, and sanctification, for the glorification of the Holy Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas and Family. It is also such a great spiritual joy to learn on this day that this happened, and to the many kind loving souls who had desired this to happen, can only but Rejoice in the Lord our God and His Saints and Martyrs.

Let us also humbly consider piously that more then 860 Holy New Martyrs and Confessors, as well as locally venerated saints have been added also, to the list on this day too. Some of these New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia are known to our God, and unknown.

It will be by the great loving intercessions of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, including now -Glory be to God for all things- the Royal Martyrs and Passion bearers Tsar Nicholas and Family. Truly such a great blessing for us all.

Truly this is a blessed spiritually rewarding day for us all!

May the Holy Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas and Family, as well as the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, pray for us all!

Peace at last for our souls, and peace within the Kingdom of our Lord God, with His Saints, and Martyrs.

For additional information, please visit "Tropar & Kontakion For Royal Martyrs & New Martyrs Of Russia" and "Akathist to Tsar Martyr Nicholas II".

I would like to humbly thank Raymon David for helping with this current posting on the internet.
 

Holy Royal Martyrs

Tsar Nicholas & Family,

Pray Unto God For Us!


Holy New Martyrs And Confessors,

Pray Unto God For Us!


Glory Be To God For All Things!


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b a c k - t o p e-mail : fr-d-serfes@serfes.org. 8-14-2000