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467[orthodox-synod] Re: St. Elisabeth

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  • Olga Mitrenina
    Aug 1, 1999
      Dear George:

      Thank you very much for your kind letter and for your interesting answer.

      With love in Christ,

      -----Original Message-----
      From: intrprtr@... <intrprtr@...>
      To: orthodox-synod@egroups.com <orthodox-synod@egroups.com>
      Date: Sunday, August 01, 1999 9:35 PM
      Subject: [orthodox-synod] Re: St. Elisabeth

      >Dear Olga:
      >At 06:17 PM 8/1/99 +0400, you wrote:
      >>Dear Listmembers,
      >>Has anybody seen in the Net information about Holy Martyr Grand Dutchess
      >>Elisabeth (+1918)? The text in English is requested.
      >>Thank you.
      >Dear Olga:
      >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
      >writing them)!...
      >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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