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Author Name:    MILLAR, Lubov.

Title:   Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia : New Martyr of the Communist Yoke. Second Printing (Revised) in dustjacket

Publisher:    Nikodemos Orthoidox Publication Society, Redding, California, 1993, 

Seller ID:   113754

MILLAR, Lubov. Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia : New Martyr of the Communist Yoke. (Translated from the Russian). Redding, California : Nikodemos Orthoidox Publication Society, (May 1993). Second Printing (Revised). Pp (6),7-255,(1).,+ 32 pp plates. With a tipped-in frontispiece portrait. 8vo, burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine an dgilt design to front board. "A strikingly beautiful granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Grand Duchess Elizabeth married Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich, governor of Moscow and uncle to Tsar Nicholas II. Her life in Imperial Russia began in a whirlwind of dazzlingsocial engagements, a world soon eclipsed by war, the assassination of her husband and the gathering storm of revolution. [...] Consciously adopting the Orthodox Faith, she thoroughly dedicated herself to fulfilling the Great Commandment of Love - nursing the sick, rescuing children from Moscow's slums, establishing the Martha-Mary Convent of Mercy - and thereby attained sanctity even before receiving a martyr's crown." (from the dj). Contents :1. Princess of Hesse. 2. A Royal Engagement. 3. Ilyinskoe. 4. At Home in R ussia. 5. Convert to Orthodoxy. 6. Moscow. 7. Cooronation. 8. "No longer safe". 9. Assassination. 10. A New Purpose. 11. Convent of Mercy. 12. A Gift for Healing. 13. Among the Poor. 14. The "Better Part". 15. A Clouded Horizon. 16. War. 17. From Bad to Worse. 18. Anguish. 19. Arrest. 20. A Company of Exiles. 21. Martyrs of Alapaevsk. 22. A Revelation of Sanctity. Tipped-in frontispiece loose, else very good in nicked dustjacket. 65.00


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