Jordanville, New York, June 21, 2018
In time for the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Tsar Nicholas II and his holy family, to be celebrated on July 17, 2018, Holy Trinity Publications, the publishing arm of Holy Trinity Monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russian in Jordanville, New York, has released two new publications in honor of the Royal Martyrs.
The two offerings together bring the mystery and holiness of the Royal Martyrs to the faithful of all ages, with The Romanovs: Family of Faith and Charity being aimed at children from 7 to 12, and The Romanovs Under House Arrest: From the 1917 Diary of a Palace Priest being intended for a broader audience.
The Romanovs: Family of Faith and Charity, by Maria Maximova, translated by Nicholas Kotar, with illustrations by Victoria Kitavina shows that
The life of the last Russian emperor and his family was not necessarily what one would expect; there was much more than fancy clothes and delicious food. They shared happy memories but also great hardships. They nursed the sick, ate porridge, kayaked along the Finnish coastline, and cared for chickens. Today we know them as the Royal Martyrs — deeply pious Orthodox Christians who laid down their lives for the Faith and role models of Christian virtue who showed kindness even to the guards who taunted them.
The Romanovs Under House Arrest: From the 1917 Diary of a Palace Priest by Fr. Afanasy Belyaev, with a preface by Archpriest Viktor Potapov, “open[s] a window into the souls of the now sainted Royal Family and the struggles endured in their first five months of confinement following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in early 1917” through selected excerpts from the diary of Fr. Afanasy, who served as priest and confessor to the Royal Family.
The work also includes a number of color and black and white photos, some of which have never before been published.
Order both books from Holy Trinity Publications.
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