Russia: Liturgy held at burial place of Emperor Nicholas II's family

A Liturgy was held at the burial place of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II's family in Yekaterinburg on Tuesday. Up to 40 bishops and 10,000 people, reportedly participated in the liturgy in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the shooting of the Emperor’s family. The last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, his wife, five of their children and four servants were killed on 17 July, 1918... Еще, in Yekaterinburg. In 2000, members of the former Royal family were canonised. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia said that people «must remember the tragedy of the past.» He went on to say that the Russian people must «develop immunity to any calls to achieve human happiness through the destruction of what we have.» «No promises of a new, happy life, no hopes for outside help, which can be supposedly provided by more educated and advanced people, should seduce our people,» he concluded. Olga Kulikovskaya-Romanova, the widow of the nephew of Nicholas II of Russia, said that she prays to Saint Nicholas II and his family members and feels their «constant help.»

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