Re: [orthodox-synod] THE HOLY ROYAL MARTYRS -- author?
- Can you please tell me who wrote the prose part of "The Holy Royal Martyrs in the Light of History and God's Providence," below?
On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 11:10:45 +1100, Basil Yakimov wrote:
�THE HOLY ROYAL MARTYRS IN THE LIGHT OF HISTORY AND GOD’S PROVIDENCE
�Behind all wars, revolution, downfall of kingdoms, – all the political
�events of external history – we see the hidden working of spiritual laws
�and, in the final analysis, God’s Providence concerning the fates of
�peoples and nations. Any other explanation of the reasons for the
�revolutions of 1905 and 1917 would be incomprehensible and inaccurate. One
�thing is certain: the Russian society’s apostasy from God and the Church
�brought down God’s wrath upon Russia. As in the many cases of ancient
�Israel’s apostasy from God, about which we read in the Bible, Russia’s
�malady could not be cured by ordinary measures. For the sake of instruction
�and correction God would hand the Jews over into the hands of infidels; the
�very same fate befell Russia in the beginning of the 20th century.