Elisabeth was tall, slim and beautiful. She became a much loved figure when she married the Russian, Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovitch, fourth son of Tsar Alexander II. Elisabeth gave up high society life after her husband’s death and devoted herself to serving God through ministering to the poor and the sick. She sold everything to establish the Convent of Martha and Mary and becme its abbess. Arrested by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution, she was murdered along with the Tsar and his family. The Grand Duchess was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in 1981, and by the Moscow Patriarchate in 1992 as the Holy Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna.


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