RE: [orthodox-synod] Legitimacy
>Rachael K., my soon-to-be daughter-in-law (12 days and counting) wrote:Of course, she's correct. The last Russian Emperor/Empress both of whose
> And then there's that other group of German/Scandinavians, the
parents were Russian was Empress Anna Ioannovna (1730-1740). The male line
of the Romanoffs had already ended in 1730 at the death of Peter II.
Peter III (whose last name really was Holstein-Gottorb, since his father
was Karl-Friedrich, Duke of Holstein-Gottorb) was 1/4 Russian and 3/4
German. And it goes on from there--all succeeding Emperors of Russia were
born of mothers who were German (except for Nicholas II, whose Mother was a
Danish princess) - so that St. Nicholas II had only 1/256 Russian blood,
and St. Tsarevich Alexei had only 1/512. The other 511/512 was almost all
German/Scandinavian (including a bit from the Germans on the British
throne, by way of Queen Victoria and Albert--too bad it was the bit that
carried the haemophilia gene).
With love in Christ,
Prot. Alexander Lebedeff
- In a message dated 10/4/2000 4:59:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, h2o@...
<< In the future, perhaps I will be
more careful about this type of dry, British humor. >>
I apologize. I was tired, and the fact that we are
all related is something I tend to harp on. But I
should have seen the humor.