For centuries, holy prophets have foreseen the Russian church's triumph over ultimate evil. St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. John of Kronstadt, St. Seraphim of Vyritsa, and many holy elders have foretold the troubles and glories of things yet to come. . .
St. Seraphim Of Vyritsa (+1949)
In the following quotes, we encounter some amazing prophecies from God's people:
-- St. Seraphim of Sarov (+1833): “Everything that bears the label of ‘Decembrists’, ‘Reformers’ and, in a word, belongs to ‘the party for the betterment of life’ is genuine anti-Christianity, which, in evolving, will bring about the destruction of Christianity and, in part, of Orthodoxy, upon the earth; and which finally will end with the enthronement of the Antichrist over all the nations of the world, except Russia. She will come together into a single united body with the other Slavic nations and comprise a huge ocean ‘one mighty realm, fearsome to the foes of Christ’ before which all the other tribes of the earth will quail in fear. And this is as sure as 2+2=4.”
-- Elder Porphyrius of Glinsk (+1868): “In due course, faith will collapse in Russia. The brilliance of earthly glory will blind the mind. The word of truth will be defiled, but with regard to the Faith, some from among the people, unknown to the world, will come forward and restore what was scorned.”
-- Archimandrite Jonah (Miroshnichenko) (+1902): “You will see what will happen in fifty years’ time: everyone will forsake the Law of God and will fall away from the faith, but then they will again come to their senses and turn back and live in a Christian manner.”
-- Elder Barnabas of Gethsemane Skete (+1906): “Persecutions against the faith will constantly increase. There will be unheard-of grief and darkness, and almost all the churches will be closed. But when it will seem that it is impossible to endure any longer, then deliverance will come. There will be a flowering. Churches will even begin to be built. But this will be a flowering before the end.”
-- St. John of Kronstadt (+1908): “I foresee the restoration of a powerful Russia, still stronger and mightier than before. On the bones of these martyrs, remember, as on a strong foundation, will the new Russia we built – according to the old model; strong in her faith in Christ God and in the Holy Trinity! And there will be, in accordance with the covenant of the holy Prince Vladimir, a single Church! Russian people have ceased to understand what Rus is: it is the footstool of the Lord’s Throne! The Russian person must understand this and thank God that he is Russian.”
-- Elder Aristocles of Moscow (+1918): "An evil will shortly take Russia, and wherever this evil goes, rivers of blood will flow. It is not the Russian soul, but an imposition on the Russian soul. It is not an ideology, nor a philosophy, but a spirit from hell. In the last days Germany will be divided. France will be just nothing. Italy will be judged by natural disasters. Britain will lose her empire and all her colonies and will come to almost total ruin, but will be saved by praying enthroned women. America will feed the world, but will finally collapse."
-- St. Seraphim Of Vyritsa (+1949): "The storm will pass over the Russian land; the Lord will forgive the Russian people their sins. And in Divine and Holy beauty the Cross will shine brightly above the Church of God once more. And the ringing of bells will awaken all our Holy Rus to salvation from the slumber of sin. Holy monasteries will open anew, and faith in God will unite all." "The salvation of the world is from Russia. St Petersburg will become the spiritual center of the country."
-- Elder Stefan of Karul in Mt. Athos (1990): "America by the way soon will be collapsed, disappear horribly, completely. Americans will run, try to escape to Russia and Serbia. It will be."
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