Daily Archives: August 22, 2017

On the Anniversary of the Moscow Canonization of the Imperial Martyrs a Corona Formed around the Sun above their Burial-place

Photographs were taken on 14 August 2017 above the Sts Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg where the remains of five of the Royal Martyrs and their four servants are interred. This rare phenomenon of a halo around the sun took place on precisely the 17th anniversary of their canonization inside Russia. This has happened at a time when there is special controversy about the authenticity of the remains and all are eagerly awaiting the publication of the results of DNA and other tests. For the photographs see: