The Venerable New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorova: The Life of St Elizabeth
|St John the Theologian Monastery (2004)|
|1 copy available|
A strikingly beautiful granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Grand Duchess Elizabeth married Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich, governor of Moscow and uncle to Tsar Nicholas II. Her life in Imperial Russia began in a whirlwind of dazzling social engagements, a world soon eclipsed by war, the assination of her husband and the gathering storm of revolution. But this darkness and disorder only highlighted the inner beauty of her soul. Consciously adopting the Orthodox Faith, she thoroughly dedicated herself to fulfilling the Great Commandment of Love – nursing the sick, rescuing children from Moscow’s slums, establishing the Martha-Mary Convent of Mercy – and thereby attained sanctity even before receiving a martyr’s crown …
This is the first edition, the newer edition is also in the library – Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia: New Martyr of the Communist Yoke, Lubov Millar.