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Quotes from the Saints – very relative to these (our sad) times.

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  • Basil Yakimov
    Quotes from the Saints – very relative to these (our sad) times. From the Russian Orthodox Church Council of 1917-18 (this is the same Council that elected
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 30, 2007
      Quotes from the Saints – very relative to these (our sad) times.

      From the Russian Orthodox Church Council of 1917-18 (this is the same
      Council that elected St. Tikhon as Patriarch): " The Patriarch of
      Moscow and all Russia in his epistle to the beloved in the Lord archpastors,
      pastors and all faithful children of the Orthodox Church of Christ has
      drawn the spiritual sword against the outcasts of the human race
      the Bolsheviks, and anathematized them. The head of the Russian Orthodox
      Church adjures all her faithful children not to enter into any communion with
      these outcasts. For their satanic deeds they are cursed in this life
      and in the life to come. Orthodox! His Holiness the Patriarch has been given
      the right to bind and to loose according to the word of the Saviour. Do
      not destroy your souls, cease communion with the servants of Satan the
      Bolsheviks. Parents, if your children are Bolsheviks, demand
      authoritatively that they renounce their errors, that they bring forth
      repentance for their eternal sin, and if they do not obey you, renounce
      them. Wives, if your husbands are Bolsheviks and stubbornly continue to
      serve Satan, leave your husbands, save yourselves and your children
      from the soul-destroying infection. An Orthodox Christian cannot have
      communion with the servants of the devil. Repent, and with burning prayer call
      for help from the Lord of Hosts and thrust away from yourselves the hand
      of strangers the age-old enemies of the Christian faith, who have
      declared themselves in self-appointed fashion the people’s power. If
      you do not obey the Church, you will not be her sons, but participants in the
      cruel and satanic deeds wrought by the open and secret enemies of Christian
      truth. Dare! Do not delay! Do not destroy your soul and hand it over
      to the devil and his stooges…..”

      St. Nilus the myrrhstreamer: "After the year 1900, toward the middle
      Of the 20th century... Christian pastors, bishops, and priests will become
      vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right-hand way from the
      left. At that time the morals and traditions of Christians and of the
      Church will change... The Churches of God will be deprived of
      God-fearing and pious pastors, and woe to the Christians remaining in the world at
      That time; they will completely lose their faith because they will lack the
      opportunity of seeing the light of knowledge from anyone at all. Then
      they will separate themselves out of the world in holy refuges..."

      St. Anatoly the younger of Optina: "...From that heresies will spread
      everywhere and deceive many people. The enemy of the human race will
      act with cunning in order to draw into heresy, if possible, even the
      elect...He will not begin by crudely rejecting the dogmas of the Holy Trinity, the
      divinity of Jesus Christ and the virtue of the Theotokos, but he will
      begin imperceptibly to distort the teachings and statutes of the Church and
      their very spirit, handed down to us by the Holy Fathers through the Holy
      Spirit. Few will notice these wiles of the enemy, only those more experienced
      In the spiritual life. HERETCS WILL SEIZE POWER OVER THE CHURCH and will
      Place their servants everywhere; the pious will be regarded with contempt.
      Therefore, my son, when you see the violation of patristic tradition
      And the divine order in the Church, the order established by God, know that
      The heretics have already appeared, although for the time being they may
      conceal their impiety, or they will distort the Divine Faith
      imperceptibly, in order to succeed better in seducing and enticing the inexperienced
      into the net... True Christians will remain until the end of this age, only
      they will choose to live in secluded, deserted places."

      Elder Lavrenty of Chernigov: "Not long before antichrist is
      enthroned, even those churches that have been closed will be repaired and restored
      not only their exteriors, but their interiors, as well. They will gild the
      cupolas of bell-towers and cathedrals, alike; and when they have
      completed the main one, then will the time have come for antichrist to be
      enthroned. Pray that the Lord might lengthen that time, that we might be
      encouraged and sustained: it is a frightful time that awaits us. The restoration
      of the cathedrals will continue up to the very moment that antichrist is
      crowned. We will have unprecedented splendor," starets Lavrentii of
      Chernigov would say.

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