Do you know the history of your family or of your country? Can you imagine how your ancestors lived? This book shares the story of the last Russian emperor and his family in which there are both happy memories and great hardships. They nursed the sick, kayaked along the Finnish coastline, ate porridge, and cared for chickens.
The Romanovs: Family of Faith and Charity #ad - . Accessible and thought provoking, this beautifully illustrated book is appropriate for children aged 7-12, or for parents to read to children of younger age.
The Romanovs Under House Arrest: From the 1917 Diary of a Palace PriestThe Printshop of St Job of Pochaev #ad - Russian cultural historian marilyn pfeifer swezey sets the diary in its historical context and offers an epilogue to complete the story of the Romanov’s journey to martyrdom at the hands of a Bolshevik firing squad in a Siberian basement. These selected excerpts from the chaplain’s diary open a window into the souls of the now sainted Royal Family and reveal surprising details of the daily realities of the family's life in this first period of captivity prior to the overthrow of the Provisional Government in October 1917.
“. For the last time the former rulers of their own home had gathered to fervently pray, tearfully, and on bended knee, imploring that the Lord help and intercede for them in all of their sorrows and misfortunes. Thus the archpriest afanasy belyaev described the faith and piety of the Russian Imperial family, whom he served as priest and confessor, on the occasion of the Tsarevich’s thirteenth birthday.
Spyridon's ShoesAncient Faith Publishing 9781944967468 #ad - But who is this mysterious, saintly man, and why is his friendship so important? Take a short trip back in time to the Greek island of Corfu and discover the real reason for the mystery surrounding Spyridon's shoes. When he encounters an elderly man on the beach after an accident, his whole life begins to shift and change.
. Young spyros spends his days fishing, and dreaming of attending school like his best friend, octopus hunting, Niko.
PagooHMH Books for Young Readers #ad - An intricate study of tide pool life is presented in text and pictures through the story of Pagoo, a her-mit crab.
Beginning to PrayPaulist Press #ad - A new, attractive edition of this modern spiritual classic.
In the Steps of the Romanovs: : Final two years of the last Russian imperial family 1916-1918 In their own wordsCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Educational tour: In the Steps of The Romanovs. This already familiar unique piece of history is individually told by Nicholas, Alexandra and their five children: Olga, Maria, Tatiana, Anastasia and Alexei. Richly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, this book is a valuable companion to the G. E. T. By 1916, russia had been involved in the First World War for almost two years, and events were about to take a tumultuous turn.
The reader will get to know on a deeper level the grand duchesses and the empress, as they work at Tsarskoe Selo infirmaries; witness the imperial family's grief for their murdered "Friend" Grigori Rasputin; experience their arrest after the outbreak of revolution, and follow them into captivity in Siberia - and ultimately the Red Ural - where they meet their tragic end in the cellar of "The House of Special Purpose".
In the Steps of the Romanovs: : Final two years of the last Russian imperial family 1916-1918 In their own words #ad - Tsar nicholas ii was forced to abdicate his throne, and what followed was a struggle that neither he, nor most of his nearest were destined to survive. Their collective personal story is a portrayal of a united family bound together by love, hardship and tragedy, taking place during the twilight of an extraordinary bygone era.
This volume offers an accurate glimpse into the final two years of the last Imperial Family of Russia: exclusively through their own diary entries and personal correspondence, supplemented by contemporary eyewitness accounts, many of which are published here in English for the first time.
The Martha-Mary Convent: and Rule of St. Elizabeth the New MartyrThe Printshop of St Job of Pochaev #ad - The style is very different from that of better-known monastic rules, as for example of St. St. Elizabeth was a grand daughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland, and the sister of the last Czarina Alexandra. This short work sets forth in the Grand Duchess's own words her vision for monastic life in inner city early twentieth century Moscow.
Well illustrated with black and white photos. A short life of the new martyr, murdered by the Bolsheviks, is provided at the end of the work. Through it the reader is offered a glimpse into the daily life of this short-lived but fruitful outreach to the poor of pre-revolutionary Russian society. Following the assassination of her husband, in 1905, the Grand Duke Serge, she became a nun.
Nikola and the MonkQuis Ut Deus Press #ad - On the mountain lives an old monk, working out his salvation in prayer and seclusion. He is just the one to show Nikola the holiness in each moment.
Pearl of Great Price: The Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova, 1891-1945St Vladimirs Seminary Pr #ad - Mother maria was eventually consigned to Ravensbrück concentration camp because of her support of the Jews in Paris. There she continued to help those around her up until-and even by means of-her own death. Now canonized by the orthodox church as St Maria, she demonstrates how to love the image of God in each person, even when surrounded by hatred, undiluted evil, and brutality.
Pearl of great price is the moving story of mother Maria Skobtsova, a nun of the Orthodox Church, who was born into a Russian aristocratic home but who died a martyr's death in one of Hitler's concentration camps. In the intervening years, and exile from her homeland-until she became an unconventional nun, the vicissitudes of life led her through two marriages, childbirth and childrearing, devoted to the service of the destitute and the despairing in Nazi-occupied France during WWII.
The Suitcase: A Story About GivingParaclete Press #ad - As thomas shows his family the items he has packed into his suitcase after hearing a stirring homily at church, they marvel at his inventiveness and loving heart—he is traveling to the Kingdom of Heaven, with his suitcase, and he knows what it takes to get there! Thomas and his family figure out a way, to accomplish the goal that Thomas is so excited about: to arrive at the Kingdom.
The Suitcase: A Story About Giving #ad - This picture book celebrates a young boy’s enthusiasm to put into practice the words of Christ: to feed and clothe the poor; help the needy; and love one’s neighbor. Zeal and excitement are a part of every child. The suitcase: A Story About Giving.