Thank you very much for your kind letter and for your interesting answer.
With love in Christ,
Date: Sunday, August 01, 1999 9:35 PM
Subject: [orthodox-synod] Re: St. Elisabeth
>At 06:17 PM 8/1/99 +0400, you wrote:
>>Has anybody seen in the Net information about Holy Martyr Grand Dutchess
>>Elisabeth (+1918)? The text in English is requested.
>First there is the "New Martyrs Of Russia" web-site, originally created by
>our own dear Mark Markish. Following its "move," it may now be found at
>its new web-address of:
>Also, Fr. Demetrios Serfes has a web-site that is quite good, I would say,
>except for the minor "caveat," noted below. It is much more extensive than
>our brother Mark's and is located on the web at:
>Fr. Demetrios also provides many links to a lot of interesting and
>instructive formation on the rest of the Family, be it elsewhere on his own
>site, or on those of others.
>The only drawback to some (but only =some=) of his material which I would
>see (as I have already mentioned -- and I have expressed my concerns to him
>in this regard, since he has asked for permission, which I have granted,
>for him to use some of my translations on his site) is that he,
>unfortunately, has succumbed to the "New World Order's" masonic
>_dezinformatsiya_ and accepts the so-called "Ekaterinburg remains" as being
>the =genuine= relics of the Royal Martyrs (as, also, alas! do most of the
>owners of the other Royal Family sites to which his is linked) -- although
>I have provided him with much evidence to the contrary.
>I even informed him of the very fact that my maternal grandfather -- who
>was later martyred in a D.P. camp in Germany for refusing to become a
>Baptist (which, alas, many Russian ex-patriates did at the time, thus
>losing not only their Homeland but their Faith as well, and ceasing to =be=
>Russian, in consequence) -- personally saw the Emperor's head being shipped
>by train to Lenin in a jar of preservative liquid.
>Hence, there is =no= way that the Ekaterinburg skull which has been
>"identified" as the Emperor's could possibly be genuine; if it were, then
>there is no way that it could have been found with the other bones. (While
>my grandfather did not see the Empress' head, there were reports that it,
>too, was part of the same shipment.)
>My grandfather used to be a railroad _chinovnik_, wherefore he had not a
>little access to such information, be it through personal observation or
>through written documents.
>Unfortunately, there are some so-called "monarchists" and some "monarchist
>wanna-bes" in our Synod (some of them, members of this List) who pooh-pooh
>such eye-witness information, labelling it "merely anecdotal," and ignoring
>the fact that their approach to the evidence would not only tend to make
>void much court-room testimony -- but, in the final analysis, would
>likewise invalidate their own personal Memoirs (if they ever get around to
>These people have done their best to disparage Sokolov's excellent
>investigative work, _in-situ_, back when the trail was still fresh. After
>all, while his work stands unchallenged -- and is bolstered by such claims
>as my grandfather's -- their alleged "identification" of the so-called
>"Ekaterinburg remains" can never be secure. But that is simply
>impermissible! The "New World Order" oligarchy has spoken!
>Since the myths about "Bloody Nicholas" and the Tsaritsa as "consort to
>'Mad Monk' Rasputin" (who was neither "mad" nor a "monk") failed to take
>hold (even after more than three-quarters of a century of propaganda), a
>"new" approach had to be found. The "problem" had to be "unearthed" and
>subsequently "buried" down the mine-shaft of memory. "Out of sight, out of
>mind," after all...
>Hence, almost everything now being shown or published about the Russian
>Royal Martyrs in English spreads abroad the current masonic "New World
>Order" _dezinformatsiya_ "line" regarding the Royal Family, viz. yes, they
>were killed; but, no, there were no "teraphim" sent to Lenin. Anyway, now
>they have had a "funeral" and we can become reconciled to their unfortunate
>fate and "move on" to other, "more important" things....
>Unfortunately for the NWO oligarchs, there are still some people left who
>know the TRUTH!!.... They have not managed to "hoodwink" everyone!...
>Other than the foregoing "caveat," however, I have no added qualms about
>recommending Fr. Demetrios' site. In all other regards, it is extremely
>good -- even excellent!
>With sincere love, in Christ,
>-- George S.
>P.S. -: You might have heard of Fr. Demetrios as the compiler of the small
>book "The Royal Martyr Sisters - Empress Alexandra and Grand Duchess
>Elizabeth," several decades ago.
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