Prophecy of St. Nilus of Mt. Athos
Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:14 AM
Saint Nilus lived in the 16th Century. He was born in a village near Tripolis in the Peloponnisos area in Greece. He became an ascetic on Mount Athos and died on the 12th November 1651. Fragrant myrrh was dripping out from his tomb and for this reason he is called Myrovlitis.
“As we move from 1900 towards the middle of the 8th Century (5.508 years since Adam + 2000 A.C.= 7.508 years) the people of those days will become unrecognizable. When the advent of Antichrist draws near, people’s reasoning will be obscured because of carnal passions while profanity and indecency will prevail. People will become unrecognizable; people’s faces will be disfigured; men will not be distinguishable from women because of their shameless garments and the hair on their heads. Then they will become wild and will resemble the beasts because they will be seduced by Antichrist.
Respect for the parents and elders will be no more; love will perish; the Christians’ shepherds, Archpriests and priests, will be conceited and will no longer recognize the right path from the left.
During those days the customs and the traditions of the Christians and the Church will change. Prudence will be lost and profanity will prevail. Lies and the love of money will reach epidemic proportions. Woe to those who stockpile monies.
Fornication, adultery, homosexuality, thefts and murders will be an everyday occurrence during those days. As a result of the heavy sins and the widespread debauchery, people will be deprived of the grace of the Holy Spirit which they have received during their Baptism, as well as the compunction of their conscience.
The Lord’s Churches will be deprived of devout and pious shepherds. Woe to the Christians who will live those days because they will be faithless. They will have no opportunity to see the light of knowledge from anyone. Then they will leave the world and run to hide inside the holy catacombs in order to find solace for their souls’ tribulations but instead obstacles and hardship will be in their path. All these will take place because Antichrist will rule over everything and will be the leader of all humanity. He will perform imaginary signs and astonishing deeds; He will then dispense crafty wisdom to the wretched man so that he invents ways to speak to one another from one end of the earth to the other, fly in the air like birds and cross the bottom of the sea like fish.
The poor people will do all these and will live in comfort, not knowing that all are delusions by the Antichrist. The Evil one will enable science to achieve such huge imaginary advances so that people will be misled and no longer believe in the existence of the Triune God.
Then the Almighty God, seeing that mankind is heading for its demise, will shorten the days for the sake of those few who will be saved, since the Devil will try if possible to deceive even the chosen ones.
Then suddenly the two-edged sword will appear to destroy the deceiver and his followers…”
Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:05 AM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:39 PM
He will perform imaginary signs and astonishing deeds; He will then dispense crafty wisdom to the wretched man so that he invents ways to speak to one another from one end of the earth to the other, fly in the air like birds and cross the bottom of the sea like fish.
This part of his prophecy is very interesting. Where did you find this prophecy or is it well known?
Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:47 PM
There's alot in this prophecy that seems true to our times. A bit shocking in it's accuracy.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:30 PM
the so-called "Prophecy of Saint Nilus", which claims to foretell the various signs of the end-times and the coming of Antichrist beginning in the 20th century (specifically beginning in 1992). This "prophecy" is just one excerpt from the chronicle mentioned above of St. Nilus' teachings and prophecies to Monk Theophanes. Proper discernment compels us to ask, however, just how trustworthy and reliable are these prophecies from an Orthodox perspective?
The simple answer is this: the so-called "prophecies of St. Nilus" are not very trustworthy at all. Monk Theophanes appears to have fallen into delusion,
In response to the recent publication of the "Prophecies of St Nilus" there is a book, titled ΟΙ ΠΡΟΦΗΤΕΣ ΜΑΣ ΑΠΟΚΑΛΥΠΤΟΥΝ (The Prophets Reveal To Us), was published by Poimenikos Avlos on Mount Athos in 2010 and written by the Athonite monk Abraham from the Kalyva of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Provata. In it he states:
a book titled Prophecies of Saint Nilus the Myrrhgusher. A reprint of these "prophecies" over time and in many variations has unfortunately been circulated by uncritical zealots to the libraries of certain Monasteries. A study of the text confirms this to be a blasphemy against Saint Nilus, which were handed down by a demonized monk who wrote them.
So in our humble opinion there are no prophecies of Saint Nilus the Myrrgusher, but it is a false text of one who was deceived, and for this reason its distribution must cease, because it confuses the faithful and we must restore at the same time Saint Nilus the Myrrhgusher, who is loved and reverenced by all the Athonite fathers. We request of the fathers of the Monasteries who have in their libraries copies of these to remove them from their libraries and destroy them. The same opinion is shared by other Athonite fathers.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:20 PM
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