It does seem to be a fake, and I think many people are getting very confused to between the Russian Nilus who lived in a swamp/march in Russia and the
St Nilus who the prophecy related to?
Anyhow having taken that into account it is now known that Father Dimitri Cozby, looked into this and found the known works of Nilus in
St Nilus's writings are collected in Migne's Patrologia Graeca, vol 79
And its not in there.
And it was also said elsewhere it could be found in Latin translated from greek in:
Biblioteca Sanctorum, volume IX
However both of those turned out to not contain the prophecy. And the above is certainly not Latin or Greek, once looked at.
However it is still being stated as true, even by those who say they research this properly.
Well after digging into this, and on another research mission recently meaning library visits I spent an afternoon getting an version in Britain. As
said after a headache and much scratching of my head realising how fickle memory and learning is, I can state it does not contain the prophecy as
And after much help from a lovely librarian found it published in Italian, not greek, not Latin.
If anyone wants to confirm this get a copy yourselves and check, or ask someone who can get by reading Italian, It is in the Main library in London
The only thing similar I could find on the five pages before and after was something along the lines of this centuries date.
At that time in the middle of the 19thc
But the rest of the prophecy was not there, and it then is just about warnings of the churchs demise unless the preists care for there flocks more. No
fish mentioned in the pages I looked at.
No destruction/smite or desolation, except for each of us as normal if we turn from God and especially the preists.
It was though written in the same form as the letters in the new testament, more of advice and encouragement to Priests and the church to not fall
into lazy ways themselves, as if they did then the Church would be weak and crumbling in the date mentioned, no Antichrist though.
So ive debunked it but by just looking at that only likely true source, and the pages before and after it. However I expected Latin which I can just
about still read slowly and badly lol, Italain no way, so I had some help from the library and Dictionaries.
As said if anyone doubts this get a copy and check yourselves. As I am not able to do more than say "pretty" "beer" etc in Italian it would be
good if an ATS member who speaks it can double check I did not miss anything.
I wrote down though 20 key words from the Prophecy, their all available italian translations and they never came up in the pages before or after
And I tried to go through it word by word to jotting down the meaning.
AntiChrist was definately not in there, no Mention of 12 yr old boys either, generals, armies (except evil/metaphysical distracting the priests from
their work, the warning) so it does not even seem close.
I have been unable to find any other earlier or reliable sources for this prophecy, that would give it credence.
So unless anyone can provide any further sources, which I will research. of where this might of come from before the 20th C it is a Hoax.
What i find worrying having myself not an Biblical or Christian Scholar at all, I spend my energies elsewhere now I choose what to read, is that the
Catholic Church must know its precedence, and up until very recently they were promoting this as true!
It was published in Inside the Vatican
oct 2004 as if it was official church
Who is worse the people who made this up to use fear to control whoever/whenever/wherever this hoax happened, or the Catholic Church for choosing to
publish and Lie and spread confusion and fear into people?
Anyhow Debunked until any more sources comes forward. Elf Bows