RE: [orthodox-synod] Legitimacy
- On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Fr. Alexander Lebedeff wrote:
> German. And it goes on from there--all succeeding Emperors of Russia wereOf course, it also can be said that Rurik was a Scandinavian
> 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).
(Viking) chieftain, from Denmark, and according to some accounts, the
cousin of Leif Ericsson.
There are also some who see the Cossacks as descended from the
Vikings (dry-land, Slavicized, Orthodox Vikings to be sure!).
IN the end, we are all relatives through Adam.
Fr. John R. Shaw
- 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.