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Maltzew, Alexis von

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Author(s): Thon, Nikolaus
[German Version] (Aleksij Mal'cev, Mar 14, 1854, eparchy of Jaroslavl' – Apr 15/16, 1915, Kislovodsk), Russian theologian, son of an archpriest. In 1878 Maltzew completed his studies at St. Petersburg theological academy. He was ordained priest in 1882, and in 1886 became archpriest and chaplain at the Russian embassy in Berlin. He published a German-Slavonic edition of all important services of the Orthodox Church, with liturgical studies and confessional writings (e.g. in Germania, 1898/99). In 1890 he founded the Brotherhood of St. Vladimir, which in 1895 set up …

Elizaveta Feodorovna

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Author(s): Thon, Nikolaus
[German Version] (Nov 1, 1864, Darmstadt – Jul 5 or 18, 1918, Alapaevsk), Grand Princess of Russia, formerly Princess Elizabeth of Hesse and the Rhine, a saint of the Orthodox Church (feast: Jul 5). The daughter of Ludwig IV of Hesse (1837–1892) and older sister of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, she became prominent by performing social work that was exemplary for its time and has become the model for many diaconal institutions that have newly arisen in Russia's spiritual rebirth since 1988. After the death of her mother, Princess Alice of Great Britain …