четверг, 30 декабря 2010 г.

Russian Monarchical December: meeting of Grand Duchess and Pope

On 22 November 2010 in Moscow the requiem service was served in honour of victims of the Russian Civil War died abroad. The service was served in Orthodox church. Also Russian monarchists had desire to organise a Catholic service in honour of Francisco Franco, but Catholic diocese of Saint Mary in Moscow refused to pray about the soul of the true son of the Catholic Church.

On 24 November the reception dedicated to 50th anniversary of the death of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, a sister of Emperor Nicholas II, was organised in Moscow. The participants watched the film dedicated to Grand Duchess, listened to Russian romances and harp music.

On 9 December in the Moscow Humanitarian Pedagogic Institute the Memory Hall dedicated to the nowadays activity of the Russian Imperial House and its history from 1917 was opened with participation of representatives of the Chancellery of Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and Russian monarchists organisations.
On 10 December in the Tretyakov Gallery the exhibition dedicated to Russian Empress Elizabeth was opened. The exhibition will work to 27 March 2011.

From 12 to 16 December Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna visited Italy. Her Imperial Highness had pilgrimage to Bari, to relics of St. Nicholas. Then Grand Duchess visited Rome and Vatican, there Her Imperial Highness met with state officers of City-State of Vatican including State Secretary cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and on 15 December had audience with Pope Benedict XVI. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and Her Heir Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhaylovich discussed with Pope current situation with morality in Russia and Western Europe. Also in Rome Grand Duchess and Her Heir visited Russian Orthodox Church of St. Catherine.
23 December is August Birthday of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna. It was celebrated with prayers in Orthodox churches in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.