ROC decided to check out the remains of the elder Theodore belonging to the Romanovs
Metropolitan Tomsk and Asinovsky Rostislav allowed for examination of the remains of the elder Theodore of Tomsk belonging to the house of Romanov, reports TASS.
According to him, the statement was admitted at the Academy of Sciences, however, it was forwarded to the Moscow Patriarchate. “In Patriarchy, apparently, also attended to this issue, because I have received the letter where it requested my opinion, as I and Tomsk flock believe it is appropriate or inappropriate to conduct such examination,” he said.
The priest added that after a discussion with the clergy, he said Yes. “It would be interesting, in the end, the truth if possible. Patriarch, I think, received this information, and it is possible, according to unofficial information, this examination is prepared and may be in the near future will be held” — said the Metropolitan.
It is assumed that the elder Feodor of Tomsk could attract in the region of pilgrims and tourists.
Fyodor Kuzmich (Theodore Tomsk) — elder, who lived in Siberia in the mid-nineteenth century. According to one version, under that name was hiding the Emperor Alexander I, who faked his death and became a wanderer. For their heroic deeds in 1984, the starets was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.