As the Church awaits its future union with Christ, it also can look back on several millennia of growth in the Lord. Orthodoxy is well rooted in history, undisputedly proclaiming its uninterrupted descent from the Apostolic Church. Its senior hierarchy is still represented in the four ancient Christian capitols of Constantinople, Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem.
Martyrdom of Saint Elizabeth, 18 July (100 years later) (Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna of Russia) Μαρτύριο της Αγίας Ελισάβετ,..
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims participated in the procession in memory of the Holy Passion-Bearers, the Romanov Tsar Family in Yekaterinburg..