"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Truly the Holy Martyr Czar Nicholas loved God with all his heart, soul and mind, and through the grace imparted to him through the sacred rite of Anointing, he deeply loved as well the Russian people who had been entrusted to his care.
"Moreover whom God predestined, those He also called; whom He called, those He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified." Truly the longsuffering Czar of Holy Rus was consecrated in his mother's womb for the great task set before him: to bear witness to Christ and His holy Church in the midst of an evil, Godless generation.
Czar Nicholas--along with the pious and God-fearing family God had granted him--stood steadfast in the Faith unto the end, courageously enduring the trials and temptations that inevitably assail "those who live godly in Christ Jesus our Lord," ever assured that no force or power in this fallen universe could ever separate him from the love of God. The Czar and his Royal Family were as innocent lambs led to the slaughter, ready and willing to sacrifice a temporal earthly kingdom for a heavenly one.
It was through the prayers of Holy Czar Nicholas and his beloved family that the Holy New Martyrs of Russia were endowed with the faith and strength to withstand every assault of the Evil One, and it was through their prayers before the Throne of God that Holy Russia was enabled to cast off the Godless authority, proving that even the gates of hades cannot prevail against the Church Christ established through the preaching of the Apostles and the blood of the Holy Martyrs.
Through the prayers of the Royal Family and the Most Holy Theotokos, Holy Rus shall once again--like the phoenix--arise from the ashes in order to proclaim the final word in world history.