Thursday, July 17, 2014

Passion-bearer Tsarina Alexandra

Commemorated on July 17

Saint Alexandra was born in 1872, and was raised as a Protestant. When Princess Alice of Hesse married the future Tsar Nicholas, she converted to Orthodoxy and received the name Alexandra.

She was shot by Bolshevik executioners on July 4, 1918, along with her husband and children.


Most noble and sublime was your life and death, O Sovereigns; / Wise Nicholas and blest Alexandra, we praise you, / Acclaiming your piety, meekness, faith, and humility, / Whereby you attained to crowns of glory in Christ our God, / With your five renowned and godly children of blessed fame. / O passion-bearers decked in purple, intercede for us.

Royalty and martyrdom were joined together, O blessed ones, / In your death for righteousness and right belief, O wise Sovereigns, / Nicholas and Alexandra, with your five children. / Hence, Christ our God counted you worthy of thrones in Heaven; / And with twofold crowns of glory, / You reign forever, adorned with grace divine.


SAINT OR FEAST POSTED THIS DATE 2013(with 2012's link here also and further, 2011, 2010, 2009 and even 2008!)

No comments: