ROC explained, what is meant by «ritual murder» of Nicholas II

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rosieposie Egor Tikhon (Shevkunov) at the meeting of the Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox ChurchROC explained, what is meant by «ritual murder» of Nicholas II© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia

ROC understands the concept of «ritual murder» of the Royal family exclusively «revolutionary, Bolshevik retribution», with the leadership of the Jewish community in Russia there is no misunderstanding in this regard, said Thursday the Secretary of the Patriarchal Commission for the study of the results of the examination of the «Ekaterinburg remains,» Bishop mark Tikhon (Shevkunov).

Bishop Tikhon said on Monday that a significant part of the members of the Patriarchal Commission has no doubt about the ritual character assassination of the Royal family. The appearance of the version of the ritual murder of the Royal family caused a great resonance. Thus, in the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia (FJCR) has expressed concern over the consideration of this version.

He Tikhon (Shevkunov) was later explained to RIA Novosti that «the murder of the Tsar and his family… it was quite special, bringing for many a ritual, a symbolic content.» In his opinion, persons involved in the shooting, saw in him an individual sense, «depending on personal, cultural, political, class, ethnic and any desired positions».

«I had a conversation with the head of the largest Jewish communities of Russia Alexander M. Beard (President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia — ed.), he called me, I explained to him our position, and, as I understand it, he was absolutely satisfied by this conversation and the explanation that just distort everything,» Shevkunov said at a briefing in the break of the meeting of the Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church.

As explained Shevkunov, at the conference «talked about the revolutionary ritual, of symbolism, talked about the ritual of the Bolshevik retribution,» and in this case, there is no national or religious context.

He also noted that the ROC is «amazed» watching the media publications on the subject examinations of the remains of the family of Emperor Nicholas II, and assured that the outcome of the investigation will only become a full-fledged documentary.

«We have to present to the Church and society only a full-fledged documentary. Anything else we do not accept. Nothing contrived, nothing is sucked from the finger», the Bishop said at the Thursday briefing.

He called the speculation surrounding the investigation, «factor of hospitalization of society» and assured that in connection with the events of the Russian Orthodox Church rejects the possibility of taking «any a priori decisions.»

The last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family were shot in the summer of 1918 in Ekaterinburg. In 2000, the Russian Church canonized Nicholas II and his family canonized, after the opening of the graves near Ekaterinburg remains of members of the Imperial family were buried in the tomb of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. In the fall of 2015 the investigators resumed the investigation of the death of the Romanovs. Currently also conducted the examination associated with the authentication found in 2007 remains possible, Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria.

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