Αλίκη γιατί γιορτάζει στις 17 Ιουλίου
Η Αυτοκράτειρα Αλεξάνδρα Φεοντόροβα είχε βαφτιστεί με το όνομα Αλιξ (Alix). Επειδή το όνομα Αλίκη προέρχεται απο το Alisia που είναι Γερμανικής ρίζας και συνδέεται άμεσα με το όνομα Alix, εντάσσουμε το όνομα Αλίκη σαν παράγωγο του Alix που σύμφωνα με την Ρωσσική Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία έχει γιορτή στις 17 Ιουλίου. Ο βίος της Αγίας έχει ως εξής :
Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix of Hesse – Alexandra of Hesse)
Born : 6 June 1872(1872-06-06)
Birthplace : Darmstadt, Germany
Died : 17 July 1918 (aged 46)
Place of death : Yekaterinburg, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Consort to : Nicholas II of Russia
Offspring : Olga Nikolaevna, Tatiana Nikolaevna, Maria Nikolaevna, Anastasia Nikolaevna, Alexei Nikolaevich
Royal House : House of Hesse-Darmstadt
Father : Louis IV of Hesse
Mother :Alice of the United Kingdom
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova (Russian: Императрица Александра Фёдоровна Романова),
born Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine (German: Alix Viktoria Helena Luise Beatrice Prinzessin von Hessen und bei Rhein) 6 June 1872 – 17 July 1918, was Empress consort of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of the Russian Empire. Born a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, she was given the name Alexandra Feodorovna upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, which canonised her as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer in 2000.
Alexandra is best remembered as the last Tsaritsa of Russia, as one of the most famous royal carriers of the haemophilia disease, as well as for her support of autocratic control over the country. Her notorious friendship with the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin was also an important factor in her life.
Απο το Ρωσσικό Συναξάρι αντιγράφουμε τα εξής :
Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Crown Prince Alexis, and Grand-duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, and those martyred with them (1918)
Tsar Nicholas II was the son of Alexander III, who had reposed in the arms of St John of Kronstadt. Having been raised in piety, Tsar Nicholas ever sought to rule in a spirit consonant with the precepts of Orthodoxy and the best traditions of his nation. Tsaritsa Alexandra, a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria of England, and a convert from Lutheranism, was noted for her piety and compassion for the poor and suffering. Their five children were beloved of all for their kindness, modesty, and guilelessness.
Amidst the political turmoil of 1917,
Tsar Nicholas selflessly abdicated the throne for what he believed was the good of his country. Although he had abdicated willingly, the revolutionaries put him and his family under house arrest, then sent them under guard to Tobolsk and finally Ekaterinburg. A letter written from Tobolsk by Grand Duchess Olga, the eldest of the children, shows their nobility of soul.
She writes, ‘My father asks that I convey to all those who have remained devoted to him… that they should not take vengeance on his account, because he has forgiven everyone and prays for them all. Nor should they avenge themselves. Rather, they should bear in mind that this evil which is now present in the world will become yet stronger, but that evil will not conquer evil, but only love shall do so.
After enduring sixteen months of imprisonment, deprivation, and humiliation with a Christian patience which moved even their captors, they and those who were with them gained their crowns of martyrdom when they were shot and stabbed to death in the cellar of the Ipatiev house in Ekaterinburg in 1918.
Together with them are also commemorated those who faithfully served them, and were either slain with them, or on their account…
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