The centenary of the martyrdom of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth and the nun Barbara was commemorated on July 18 at the St. Mary Magdalene Convent in Jerusalem.
The Divine Liturgy was presided by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR). He was assisted by Archimandrite Alexander (Elisov), the Head of the Russian Orthodox Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem (Moscow Patriarchate), and by Archimandrite Roman (Krasovksy), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (ROCOR), as well as by the clergy of the convent of St. Mary Magdalene, by priests of the churches of Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, and the Czech Republic, in the presence of many faithful.
According to the tradition, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem attended the service. He was accompanied by Archbishop Nektarios of Anthidonos, representative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem to the Patriarch of Constantinople, and by Archimandrite Bartholomew.
The Divine Liturgy was followed by a service of intercession in front of the relics of the saint, celebrated by the hierarchs of the Churches of Jerusalem and Russia, and the whole clergy.
The presence in the holy city of Jerusalem of the relics of the holy martyrs Elizabeth and Barbara is due to the efforts of Hegumen Seraphim (Kuznetsov, 1873-1959), superior of the Saint-Seraphim skete in the diocese of Perm. He transported them from Yekaterinburg to Shanghai by land, then by sea to Port Said, and from there to Jerusalem, thus fulfilling St. Elizabeth’s desire of to be buried in the Holy Land.
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