Metropolitan Lipetsk and Zadonsk Nikon issued an appeal to the faithful on the occasion of the release of the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”.
“Do not bless the faithful… to take part in the organization of the show and the viewing of blasphemous film,” reads the text signed posted on the website of the Archdiocese.
Nikon recalled that the veneration of saints is a dogma of the Church and quoted from the Bible.
“Their life and Ministry become a true example of Christian love and sacrifice” he said about the family of the last Emperor of Russia.
Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, Tsarevich Alexei and Grand duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church canonized the Royal martyrs.
Earlier on 4 Oct journalist Ksenia Sobchak after attending the pre-premiere screening of the film by Alexei Uchitel picture called “premonarchical”. “Poklonsky this film will really like, it is necessary urgently to him to invite!!! The king is shown better, not worse, than it was actually,” wrote Sobchak in social networks.
On 30 September the leader of the “Christian state Holy Russia” Alexander Kalinin was charged with the forced abandonment of the transaction (article 179 of the criminal code), after his threats against cinema chains due to the release of the movie “Matilda”. Previously, he was detained on suspicion in an arson of cars at the lawyer’s office Teacher.
The film by Alexei Uchitel about the relationship of crown Prince Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov (the future Emperor Nicholas II) and ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya will be released in wide release on October 25. The picture has been repeatedly criticized by representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and state Duma Deputy Natalia Polonskaya. The latter demanded to check the work on the subject insults the feelings of believers, and sent to the interior Ministry, the Prosecutor General and the Ministry of culture 100 thousand complaints from citizens, outraged “Matilda”.