Here is a talk given by Father Seraphim Rose in Santa Cruz in 1981 ..........this talk was about the end of times and the Antichrist........
Another sign of the times of the end which is approaching is the present state of the Jews in Israel, in the city of Jerusalem.
According to the prophecies of Scripture and the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church, Jerusalem will be the world capital of Antichrist.
And there he will rebuild the temple of Solomon, in which he will be worshipped as God. This is one of the events which comes near the very end of
the world. Of course, it is very significant that only since 1948 has Jerusalem been once more in the hands of the Jews. Only since 1967 has the
place where the temple was, beneath the Mosque of Omar, been in the hands of Jews, because that was in the part which was held by the Moslems.
If you were to ask anyone who is aware at all of political events in the world a question as to what would be the ideal city to have as the world
capital, if there is going to be a world empire, it is obvious what the answer would be.
It cannot be New York, because it is the center of capitalism.
It cannot be Moscow because it is the center of communism.
It cannot even be Rome, because Roman Catholicism is still some kind of limited tradition.
The logical place is Jerusalem, because there three religions and continents come together.
It is the logical place where there can be peace, brotherhood and harmony, all of which will seem to look good but unless they have a solid Christian
foundation they are not God-pleasing. Those things which can be used by Antichrist.
Another aspect of the Jewish question is that many young Jews are becoming interested in Christianity, because among the Jews also there is the same
kind of religious seeking and problems which occur among other people, and some of these Jews are being converted to Christianity; some are coming
even to Orthodoxy. This is already a sign and preparation for the fact that at the end of time the Jews will be restored to Christianity. /. . .