Seraphim of Sarov is one of Christendom’s most beloved mystics. After reading about him it’s not hard to see why he’s called a saint and a hero
of our faith.
Here on ATS we have all kinds of intelligent people trying to figure out the events of the future; from the current economic crisis to theories on the
Anti-Christ threads abound but this one unschooled Christian hermit, who died in 1833, knew things not given by reason alone, and, as yet, has never
For those of you interested in prophecy, I’ve been reading The Book
Of The End: An Interpretation of the Apocalypse of St. John the Theologian
(Warning:1.25MB PDF Download-Clean) written by Vladimir Moss (2007).
In it (p.145-147) I’ve found a rather detailed prophecy given by St. Seraphim about the unfolding events of the last days beginning with the Russian
Revolution onward. The entire thing is fascinating but below are some highlights:
1. He foresaw the Russian Revolution:
“There will one day be a Tsar who will glorify me [Nicholas II glorified St. Seraphim in 1903], after which there will be a great disturbance in
Russia, much blood will flow because they will rise up against this Tsar and autocracy, but God will magnify the Tsar”.
“Before the birth of the Antichrist there will be a great, protracted war and a terrible revolution in Russia passing all bounds of human
imagination, for the bloodletting will be most terrible: the rebellions of Ryazan, Pugachev and the French revolution will be nothing in comparison
with what will take place in Russia. Many people who are faithful to the fatherland will perish, church property and the monasteries will be robbed;
the Lord's churches will be desecrated; good people will be robbed of their riches and killed, rivers of Russian blood will flow..."
2. He talks about Masons (eerily appropriate to current crisis):
“ Its aim will be to unite and reunite all the holy Churches of Christ against the growing antichristian tendency under a single Head, Christ the
Life-Giver, and under a single Protecting Veil of His Most Pure Mother, and to deliver to a final curse against the whole of Masonry and all the
parties similar to it (under whatever names they may appear), the leaders of whom have one common aim: under the pretext of complete egalitarian
earthly prosperity, and with the aid of people who have been made fanatical by them, to create anarchy in all states and to destroy Christianity
throughout the world, and, finally, by the power of gold concentrated in their hands, to subdue the whole world to antichristianity in the person of a
single autocratic, God-fighting tsar - one king over the whole world.”
3. He gives details about the coming Anti-Christ:
“...while the true antichrist-man-god will be born amidst the Slavs and Russians. He will be the son of a virgin adulteress of the tribe of Dan and
the son of the devil through the artificial transfer to her of male seed, with which the spirit of darkness will dwell together in her womb. But one
of the Russians who will live to the birth of the Antichrist will, like Simeon the God-receiver, who blessed the Child Jesus and announced His
nativity to the world, will curse the antichrist at his birth and will announce to the world that he is the true antichrist.”
4. He even predicts his own resurrection!
"That is why it will be pleasing to the Lord God to take me from this very temporary life for a time and then, for the establishment of the dogma of
the resurrection, to raise me, and my resurrection will be like the resurrection of the seven youths in the cave of Okhlon… After my resurrection I
will go from Sarov to Diveyevo, when I will preach universal repentance. At this great miracle people will assemble in Diveyevo from all the ends of
the earth, and there, preaching repentance to them, I will open four relics..."
[edit on 24-3-2009 by monkcaw]