On 28 September 2016, Russia marked the 10th anniversary of the reburial Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928) in St. Petersburg.
A panikhida (memorial service) was performed by Archimandrite Alexander (Fedorov) at six o'clock in the evening at the tomb of the Empress in the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg (photo below).
In attendance were members of the Russian Imperial Union-Order (RUIO), the St. Petersburg Noble Assembly, and representatives of the Orthodox-monarchist community.
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, was born Princess Maria Sofia Frederica Dagmar on 26 November 1847. She became the wife of Emperor Alexander III and mother of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas Alexandrovich. She died in exile at Hvidøre near Copenhagen on 13th October, 1928. Maria died at the age of 80, having outlived four of her six children.
On 19 October 1928, following services in Copenhagen's Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Church, the Empress was interred in the royal crypt at Roskilde Cathedral.
On 26 September 2006 (above photo) in St. Petersburg, following a service at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the remains of the Dowager Empress Maria Vladimirovna were interred next to those of her husband Emperor Alexander III, in the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. The interment took place in the presence and the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II (1928-2008), and the Head of the Russian Imperial House HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna (far right). The current Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, can be seen on the far right. Her reburial took place 140 years after her first arrival in Russia and almost 78 years after her death.
Monument to Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna to be Unveiled in Denmark Topic: Maria Feodorovna, Empress
A bronze bust of the Russian Empress Maria Feodorovna (Princess Dagmar of Denmark) will be unveiled in Frederiksberg, Denmark. The ceremony is dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov, ITAR-TASS reports. Participants of the ceremony will include Russian Ambassador to Denmark Mikhail Vanin, Prince Joachim, the youngest son of Queen Margrethe and representatives of the mayor’s office of Frederiksberg.
The foundation of the bust is copied from the monument of Emperor Alexander III (husband of Maria Feodorovna), which was erected in Fredensborg Castle park in 1903. The bust of the Empress is created by sculptor Sergey Boguslavsky. The project has been spearheaded by the Cultural Society Dagmaria in Denmark.
The bust of Alexander III was erected in the park of Fredensborg Castle in 1903, nine years after the Emperor’s death, by the initiative of the neighbors of the Imperial villa, Kajservaj 1, Fredensborg. These people respected the Russian Emperor for his personal qualities and thus wished to honor his memory.
Bust of Empress Maria Feodorovna in Copenhagen Topic: Maria Feodorovna, Empress
Visitors to Copenhagen can view a bust dedicated to the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna at the Alexander Nevsky Church. The bust is a copy of the one made by the Russian sculptor Mark Antokolski in 1887 at St. Petersburg.
The Dowager Empress Maria died in Denmark on October 13, 1928, her funeral was held at the Alexander Nevsky Church, the city's only Russian Orthodox Church.