Saturday, August 26, 2006

St. Martyr Elisabeth


St. Elisabeth – daughter of Duke Louis IV of Hessen-Darmstadt and Princess Alice, wife of Prince Sergey Alexandrovitch who was brother of Emperor Alexander III. In 1891 She was accepted into the Orthodox church. St Elisabeth dedicated her life to Lord through her serving to people after her husband was murdered by a terrorist. Since the beginning of the World War I, St Elisabeth had been helping organize trains with medicaments, etc. After St Nicolas II gave up his throne, she was arrested and moved to Alapaevsk, where she was thrown into the mine. After several months their bodies were drawn out and in 1920 moved to Jerusalem. Nowadays, her body is being kept inside a vault at the Cathedral of the St Mary Magdalena at the ridge of Mount of Olives.

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