Saturday, May 30, 2009

Letters from Nicholas II's sister

Newly revealed letters from Grand Duchess Olga (1882-1960), written to her mother and sister at the height of the Russian Revolution, reflect the terror and uncertainty of that time. With the precise details of the tragic fate of her family etched on our minds as they are today, it is difficult to imagine what it must have been like to have to wonder what had happened to them, fearing the worst but not able to know for sure.

Monarchists should never allow the world, especially Russia, to forget the significance of July 17, 1918, when savage thugs murdered a beautiful family, including a sick 13-year-old boy, crossing a Rubicon of sorts and setting the stage for all the horror of the accursed 20th century. There is only one way for the Russian people to truly repent and cleanse their land of the stain of this shameful sin: restore the monarchy.

7 comments:

Matterhorn said...

Thank you for this link and for your thoughts. It was a terrible tragedy, certainly.

Theodore Harvey said...

You're welcome. I've finally added your other blog to my links.

Matterhorn said...

Thank you!

Matterhorn said...

The excerpts from the letters are very moving.

I must say I was always touched by the fate of this family, even as a child before I knew anything about politics or monarchism.

Aaron Traas said...

Restoration of the monarchy and faith in Christ is the only way to restore Russia's former glory. One without the other would be of limited fruitfulness. I frankly cannot see the monarchy being restored without the orthodox faith first being restored.

Theodore Harvey said...

I believe there has indeed been an ongoing rebirth of Orthodoxy in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Viola said...

Sorry about the last post, Theodore. I've read the article in The Telegraph now. It doesn't look like the letters will be published in book form, unfortunately.