St. Alexei intercedes

St. Alexei

St. Alexei

From the website of Father Nektarios Serfes: a 1998 letter from a woman with a disability with the account of her miraculous healing through the intercessions of the Royal Martyr Tsarevich Alexis. She had asked for his prayers for six months before the acute pain subsided. And then, in the letter, she recounts how she was continuing to ask the Saint’s prayers for a six year old child with cancer and his family. She writes. “How strong the innocent are with God, as Dostoevsky wrote in The Brothers Karamozov!” Here is the letter on Fr. Nektarios’ webpage:

Later, Elizabeth posted this comment to Arms Open Wide:

Hello there, my Orthodox friends! This is the writer of that letter to Archimandrite Nektarios, Elizabeth, who converted to the true faith nine years ago, and continue to be encouraged by the example of the Tsarevich-Martyr Alexei.

I rejoice in what I feel to be true, that the child’s relics have been found as if to encourage us in these bewildering, difficult times. In the akathist written to him, this precious saint Alexei Nikolaevich is called ‘a star lighting the way to the Second Coming of Christ.’ As Fr. Seraphim Rose often said:

It’s later than you think!

Holy Martyred Tsarevich Alexei, pray to God for us!

– Elizabeth

For the  Wikipedia article on St. Alexei’s life, click on:

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia – Wikipedia, the free …

And here is  a poem written on his behalf:

A Little Sunshine – For The Royal Child Martyr Tsarevich Alexis

Reprinted, with additions,  from December 2007


2 Responses to “St. Alexei intercedes”

  1. 1 Jean-Michel August 29, 2009 at 6:33 PM


    I’m on search for the Akathist to the saint tsarevitch-martyr Alexei Romanov. I see here you speak about. Where please could I get it online, in English preferably. If only in Slavonic, I’ll have a friend to translate it.
    many thanks

    in XC


  2. 2 armsopenwide August 30, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    I’m sorry I can’t find an akathist, but here is a prayer on his behalf and a troparian and a kontakion in the following two websites:
    And here is a Russian website on the Romanov’s; perhaps you can find something there:


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