July 13, 2018 began his primatial visit of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in the Ekaterinburg Metropolitanate, where commemorative events dedicated to the centenary of the martyrdom of the Holy Royal martyrs, according to patriarhiei.
On July 17 the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates day of memory of martyrs Tsar Nicholas, tsarina Alexandra, Tsarevich Alexis, Grand princesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and righteous Martyr Eugenia of the physician (1918), murdered in Ekaterinburg. On the night of July 18, 1918, the day after the execution of the Royal family, in 18 km from Alapaevsk have mine bottom selimskaja was executed Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth and the nun Varvara, and members of the Romanov dynasty and the close to these people.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church arrived in Ekaterinburg with the relics of Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth. With the blessing of His Holiness the ark with the relics brought from the Martha and Mary stavropegic monastery in Moscow will be within the Ekaterinburg Archdiocese from 13 to 20 July.
At the airport Koltsovo of Yekaterinburg, his Holiness was met: the Metropolitan of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye Kirill, Bishop Kamensky and Alapaevsk Methodius; the Bishop of Nizhny Tagil and Nevyansky Eugene; Bishop Serov and Krasnoturyinsk Alexis; presidential Plenipotentiary envoy to the Urals Federal district N. N. Tsukanov, Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Yevgeny kuivashev, Chairman of Legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk region L. V. Babushkina, the clergy of the Ekaterinburg Archdiocese; students of the Sverdlovsk regional medical College in historical costumes of the sisters of mercy. His Holiness handed over the ark with the relics of Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna, Bishop Yevgeny of Nizhny Tagil and Serov Bishop Alexy. From the airport, the Shrine was delivered to the Church on spilled Blood. Tomorrow morning she will be moved to Alapaevsk, where he will remain until July 18, then return to Ekaterinburg.
Speaking at the airport by the representatives of the media, his Holiness said: “In the year of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of Tsar Nicholas II and the anniversary of the 100th anniversary of his martyrdom with a special feeling, I come to the Ekaterinburg land, because there ended his earthly life. It is obvious that this place holds a lot, including in connection with the glorification of the Saint Nicholas the passion-bearer, so tragically ended his life here on this earth. So, of course, a special meaning performed my visit.”
“I hope that together with the faithful people with dignity and prayer we will celebrate these memorable dates. I would like to Express the hope that the memory of these tragic events will help those who haven’t managed to rethink the story, to do it, and that the result of this rethinking was the increase in our General agreement, the national accord and reconciliation, to more historical tragedies that we have inherited from the past, was not the cause of division in our people. So we pray about our country, about our Church and about all the people. I cordially greet all the citizens”, — concluded the Primate.
From the airport his Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill went to the Church on Blood in honour of All saints resplendent in the Russian land.