The process of recognition of the ROC remains of Nicholas II and his family coming to an end
Very soon there will be an event which was expected for many years, about what were disputes within the Russian Orthodox Church. It is about recognizing the remains of Emperor Nicholas II and his family, found in 1991, as well as the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria, found in 2007, genuine.
As already reported Imperor, at the initiative of the church was initiated additional research remains by DNA analysis in order to put an end to the practice of the Holy Royal family. Chairman of the church committee Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, made it clear that the church is ready to recognize the remains of holy relics if they met all the conditions of the study – a scientific approach, repeated collection of analyzes have living descendants of the Romanovs, etc. “The Church insists on ensuring maximum objectivity, scientific, absolute transparency and maximum transparency of research at all stages of the … In the case of a positive expert opinion on the authenticity of the remains of the question of the recognition of their holy relics will be presented to the episcopate of the Russian Orthodox Church for consideration” – said in a statement Synod Department of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
It should be noted that the remains of the Emperor and the family were found living descendents of the Romanovs, who were involved in their burial in the Peter and Paul Fortress. The Church has left in doubt the existence of the remains, because they do not trust the examination held in 1991. Also in the church it was widely believed that the Bolsheviks in 1918 got rid of the remains of completely destroying even the skeletons. In 2007 the remains were found supposed Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria, who also were not recognized by the church. The remains of the first stored in Yekaterinburg morgue, and then in the state archives in Moscow. State Archives Initiative keeper forced to resume the study of the remains of the church and to initiate a process of recognition.