Believers in Yekaterinburg performed the Tsar’s religious procession, which is annually organized on the anniversary of the death of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II, although earlier it became known that it had been canceled by local authorities.
The Liturgy took place near the Church on the Blood. Metropolitan of Yekaterinburg and Verkhotursky Yevgeny reminded the assembled people that the regional authorities canceled the procession due to the spread of coronavirus infection, reports “RIA News”…
“Some of the people who participated in the liturgy went to Ganina Yama on foot, in small groups, along the sidewalk. It cannot be called a traditional procession of the cross, ”said the Yekaterinburg diocese.
The royal procession is traditionally held on the anniversary of the death of Emperor Nicholas II – the participants follow the same route where 102 years ago they carried the remains of the murdered members of the royal family and their servants.
In 2000, the Russian Orthodox Church canonized Nicholas II and his family members.
In July last year, the head of the department of auxiliary and special historical disciplines of the Historical and Archival Institute of the Russian State Humanitarian University, Evgeny Pchelov, said that the historical and archival examination carried out as part of the investigation into the murder of the royal family made it possible to restore an almost complete picture of what happened in Yekaterinburg in the summer of 1918.