Father Nektarios Serfes - Royal Martyrs Of Russia
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Royal Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth
Royal Martyr
Grand Duchess Elizabeth

In Loving Commemoration of the 82nd Anniversary 1918-2000 Of The Holy Martyrdom Of Royal Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth,
and The New Martyr Barbara, And those with them... Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich, Prince John Konstantinovich, Prince Igor Konstantinovich, Prince Constantine Konstantinovich, Count Vladimir Palovich Paely, And Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich-Theodore Semyonovich Remez

Written by Father Nektarios Serfes
Boise, Idaho
USA
4 Jul 2000



"Rejoice and be exceeding glad,
for great is your reward
in heaven"

(St. Matthew 5:12).

On July 18, 1918, the day after the holy Martyrdom of the Passion bearers Tsar Nicholas II and Family where martyred, the loving Grand Duchess Elizabeth, the Abbess of Ss. Martha and Mary Convent and Hospital, the Nun Barbara, and those also with them: the three brothers Prince John Konstantinovich, Prince Igor Konstantinovich, Prince Constantine Konstantinovich, the Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich-Theodore Semyonovich Remez, and the Count Vladimir Palovich Paely, where all martyred in Alapaevsk, Russia.

On this day of commemoration on July 18 of these holy martyrdom's of the New Martyrs of Russia, let us turn to this prayer from the selection of the Akathist Hymn to St. Elizabeth and all of the New Martyrs of Alapaevsk:

O all-praised and venerable martyr Elizabeth,

with the other passion-bearers of Alapaevsk-the martyrs Barbara, John, Igor, Constantine, Valdimir, and Sergius,

accept this, our meager hymnody of praise,

which we offer to you in honor of the sufferings and violent death ye endured for Christ; and beseech the all-holy Trinity our God,

that we may be delivered from the perils and evil circumstances which beset us throughout our life,

that with you and all the new martyrs and confessors of Russia we may ever chant unto the omnipotent Lord of heaven and earth:

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Holy Royal Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth,

& New Martyr Barbara

Pray Unto God For Us!


Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia,

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. 7-4-2000