The elder Bartholomew predicted the terrible end of the world and the future of Russia
The elder Bartholomew predicted the terrible end of the world and the future of Russia. In the 19th century to pay homage to the wise old men living in Optina, there were many. Among the pilgrims was as ordinary peasants, and well-known inhabitants of the Russian Empire. Visit the famous monastery became one of the most important stages in the creative path of the writer Dostoevsky, been there and Nikolai Gogol.
Optina became known for his pastors, wise elders, to whom rumor attributed supernatural powers. One of them, Patriarch Bartholomew had the honor of prophet – he gave the pilgrims advice, miraculously predicting their future. Surprisingly, some of the pilgrims remembered the conversation with the elder and even wrote down his favorite sayings.
«Unknown how many years pass, but will happen in the East, the war, and South war, and in the West, too, there will be war. Circle the heavens are burning and many lives will end, but Russia will remain intact», — said Bartholomew, surprised the pilgrims. – «Will the ocean evil people to control, and the whole world to its knees, but Russia, with God’s help will remain at his, he yields to his enemies, outlive his enemies and will do».
It is not the only prophecy of wise elders, but perhaps the most famous and most interesting. It agree, very accurately describes the alarming global situation, however, it seems that the people of Russia to worry about.