A GENERAL PROPHECY
Prophesies are an ongoing and wonderful miracle, for in them is found history before it occurs. Orthodoxy is rich in prophecy and is established by prophecy. All true prophecy is inspired by God. In the following group of prophecies, the first one is generally about our troubled times and what is actually happening in the Church as you will know when you read it.
The next group of prophecies concerns the Queen City Constantinople, which brings to mind a Christian Empire that lasted longer than any other empire — 1,000 years. Some of the Patriarchs of Constantinople were Photios the Great, John Chrysostom, Tarasios. Paul, and Ignatius. There is a wonderful agreement between the prophecies as each one declares a different detail that helps to understand the following:
God did not abandon His true Church. Constantinople will be returned to the Orthodox. Constantinople’s second glory will be far brighter than her first glory. She was so famous that she was called simply "the city", and she attracted every type of artisan, scholar, and pious people having had many great emperors who strongly supported the Orthodox Church. Let us rejoice, for after the terrible fighting and slaughter, in the end Constantinople will be restored to Orthodoxy. St. Emperor Justinian’s Church Aghia Sophia (Divine Wisdom) will once again be filled with praise and song. May this come soon!
THESE PROPHECIES ARE BEING FULFILLED BEFORE OUR EYES
St. Anatoly the Younger (+1922)
A Prophesy of Future Lawlessness
From a letter of the Optina Elder [New Martyr] St. Anatoly the Younger