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NOTE: All of the articles pertaining to Nicholas II and his family which were originally published in my Royal Russia News blog, have been moved to this Nicholas II blog. This article was originally published on 19 September 2018 in my Royal Russia News blog – PG
In this day and age, when children are exposed to more and more violence on television, distracted by video games and texting on their mobiles, it is still a blessing that we have books to enlighten them.
Holy Trinity Publications, the publishing arm of Holy Trinity Monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) in Jordanville, New York, have released a new publication in honor of the Royal Martyrs, for children aged 7-12, or for parents to read to their children of younger age.
The Romanovs: Family of Faith and Charity by Maria Maximova, shares the story of the last Russian emperor and his family. Their life 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.
Beautiful colour illustrations by Victoria Kitavina
The author Maria Maximova is an expert on the history of Russian literary culture. She has authored a number of books retelling the lives of Orthodox Christian saints for children.
This thought provoking, hard cover book features 56 pages, with beautiful colour illustrations by Victoria Kitavina. Translated from Russian into English by Nicholas Kotar. The price is $9.95 USD.
The Romanovs: Family of Faith and Charity is one of two new titles published by Holy Trinity Publications, in time for the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Tsar Nicholas II and his holy family, on July 17, 2018. The other title The Romanovs Under House Arrest: from the 1917 Diary of a Palace Priest by Archpriest Afanasy Belyaev, rector of the Tsar’s Feodorovsky Cathedral at Tsarskoye Selo, and subsequently the father confessor of the Russian Imperial family during their first five months of confinement following Nicholas II’s abdication in early 1917.
© Holy Trinity Publications, Jordanville, NY / Paul Gilbert. 3 December 2019