Friday, 10 April 2020
Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra’s Celebration of Easter
In the Winter Palace on Good Friday March 22nd 1896 Nicholas II and Alexandra ‘attended at 7:00pm the service and then went around all the palace corridors and halls with the Shroud’.
Photograph (below) of the restored Cathedral in the Winter Palace today
Nicholas wrote on Holy Saturday April 8th 1900 that ‘we went with the children to Uncle Sergei’s and Ella’s to color Easter eggs’.
On Easter Sunday April 1st 1901 the Mass in the Cathedral of the Winter Palace ‘was over at 2:30am and we returned to the Malachite Hall and broke our fast with pleasure. We went to bed before 4:00am’.
Photograph (below) of the restored ceiling in the Cathedral of the Winter Palace today