Skip to comments.Tens of Thousands of pilgrims march to commemorate Russian Tsar Nicholas II
Posted on 07/17/2017 11:46:32 AM PDT by NRx
Holding aloft icons, crosses and portraits of Russias last tsar, tens of thousands of pilgrims have made a 13-mile walk near the Russian city of Ekaterinburg to mark the anniversary of the execution of Nicholas II.
In the early hours of Monday morning, the pilgrims walked to the spot where Nicholas and his family were executed 99 years ago.
This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and debates are surfacing about how modern Russia should view the events of 1917, in which the February Revolution overthrew the deeply unpopular Nicholas.
After the Bolsheviks seized power later in the year, the tsars family were kept under guard, and in July 1918, as the White Army were advancing on Ekaterinburg during the civil war, the royal family was executed.
The image of Nicholas II, whom historians have criticised as an ineffective leader and who was demonised as the final ruler in a brutal, repressive system by Soviet ideology is undergoing a renaissance, as the turnout for Mondays pilgrimage shows.
The walk began at 3am from the centre of Ekaterinburg, accompanied by a childrens choir singing God save the tsar. Streets were closed off in the centre of the city to allow the column to pass.
The pilgrims walked for four hours until they arrived at the site of the executions, where a cathedral now stands. A religious service was held at the site.
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Russia a staunch bastion of Christian Orthodoxy damning secularists and praying for the return of the Czar while we are drowning in a cesspit of moral perversion? It’s as if God has turned the world upside down and shaken it.
That is some insane sh*t.
Natural Law in action. Some seventy years of religious repression did not snuff out Russian faith in God.
Poor Nicholas couldn’t fill his father’s shoes. And his misunderstood and increasingly isolated wife didn’t endear him to a citizenry crushed by war and poverty. He and his family weren’t “executed.” They were murdered in cold blood by a bunch of reeking goons after months of humiliation.
The world has seen the poisonous fruit of the godless secularists in the past 100 years. The comfort for people who have kept the Christian faith is Jesus’s promise that at God’s appointed time, He will come again and take His Church home to Heaven. We trust in Him alone, not the evildoers who mock Him.
Every time I think of that whole awful incident, I think of the scene (witnessed by a laundrywoman) in which Anastasia stuck her tongue out at the commander of the Red Army squad that had been tasked to execute them. This happened a few hours before they were all killed.
A French jurist, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, lived in interesting times.
He self-published, in the 1820s, what is now known as "The Physiology of Taste", and a month later, in the dead of Winter, attended a memorial service for the long-dead Louis XVI.
He caught his death of cold (probably pneumonia) in the drafty cathedral.
Maybe the Russian Church will annoint Vladimir Putin as the new Tzar?
Apparently, the hated Tsar tried to shield his son from the fusillade with his own body, so the child, who had already suffered so much from his hemophilia, was not killed immediately. The goons bayoneted the girls, but the Tsaritsa was dispatched with a bullet in his ear.
It makes me sick to read about it. These people were typical murdering Bolsheviks. Absolutely soulless.
While they have warm relations with Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church is staunchly monarchist and legitimist in their political views. The Patriarch and most of the bishops have made it clear they recognize the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna as the heir to the Imperial Throne.
Is he a Romanov?
Nicolas II and his entire family were not “executed”; they were brutally, bloodily mass murdered in a cellar during a period of over ten minutes of pure terror and horror, all without even a semblance of a show trial. All of this was authorized by Lenin, the first Communist mass murderer, who then did his cowardly best to cover his tracks.
Congratulations to Putin for allowing this demonstration.
“It makes me sick to read about it. These people were typical murdering Bolsheviks. Absolutely soulless.”
All of the members of the assassination squad were Jewish, chosen specifically as Jews, because the Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky, also a Jew, believed that he could not rely on other Russians, with their Russian Orthodox affinities, to carry out the murders without hesitation.
I’m still interested to know what happened to Anastacia....
She was killed with the rest of the family. Her bones were discovered along with the others in the 90’s. After positive identification using DNA and other forensic methods they were buried in the Imperial crypt in the Fortress of Sts Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg. Only the remains of Maria and Alexei remain unburied because the Bolsheviks tried to destroy them with acid and some have tried to caste doubt on their authenticity. However recent and very exacting forensic examination and DNA tests appear to have settled the matter. It is hoped that the Russian Church will now assent to their burial with the rest of the family.
Of all the royal families in Europe, the Russo-German Romanovs were probably the least competent, most cruel and perverted of them all. I’m not in favor of regicide, but Russia is better off without them.
And clipping the wings of the rest of the nobility and the Russian Orthodox Church was probably a good thing, too.
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.