This is part 1 of our series about famous saints’ prophecies about the future of Russia. (Part 2 / Part 3)
The holy people quoted here, most of them saints, foresaw the catastrophe of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the long, bloody period of warring atheism.
But many of them also saw beyond the destruction…into a brief, but vivid, rebirth of Russia and Orthodoxy.
(These prophecies were published in the May-June 1973 issue of The Orthodox Word — St. Herman Brotherhood, Platina, California.)
St. Anatole the Younger of Optina (1917)
“There will be a storm. And the Russian ship will be smashed to pieces. But people can be saved even on splinters and fragments. And not everyone will perish. One must pray, everyone must repent and pray fervently. And what happens after a storm?
…There will be a calm.’
At this everyone said: ‘But there is no more ship, it is shattered to pieces; it has perished, everything has perished.’
‘It is not so,’ said Batiushka. ‘A great miracle of God will be manifested. And all the splinters and fragments, by the will of God and His power, will come together and be united, and the ship will be rebuilt in its beauty and will go on its own way as foreordained by God.
And this will be a miracle evident to everyone.” [Orthodox Russia, 1970, no. 1, p. 9].
St. Seraphim of Sarov (+1833)
“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…
But the Lord will have mercy on Russia and will bring her along the path of great sufferings to glory.”
“The Church will remain unshaken to the end of the age, and a Monarch of Russia, if he remains faithful to the Orthodox Church, will be established on the Throne of Russia until the end of the age.”
Elder Aristocles of Moscow (+1918)
St. Nectarius of Optina (1920s)
“Russia will arise, and materially it will not be wealthy. But in spirit it will be wealthy, and in Optina there will yet be seven luminaries, seven pillars” [I.M. Kontzevich, Optina Monastery and its Epoch, Jordanville, 1973, p.538].
St John of Shanhai and San Francisco (1938)
“Shake away the sleep of despondency, O sons of Russia! Behold the glory of her suffering and be purified; wash yourselves from your sins! Be strengthened in the Orthodox Faith, so as to be worthy to dwell in the dwelling of the Lord and to settle on His holy mountain!
Leap up, leap up, arise, O Russia, you who from the Lord’s hands have drunk the cup of His wrath!
When your suffering shall have ended, your righteousness shall go with you and the glory of the Lord shall accompany you. The peoples shall come to your light, and kings to the shining which shall rise upon you.
Then Lift up your eyes and see: behold your children come to you from the West and the North and the Sea and the East, blessing you in Christ forever. Amen” [Ibid, p. 94].
Famous saints’ prophecies about the future of Russia: Part 2 / Part 3
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.
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So many people now believe that the Church in Rome was taken over and false Pope’s have been in place since John the XXIII. Certainly it is evident today and totally explains why the third secret of Fatima and the truth about Russia has been hidden. Russia is today the largest true Christian nation in the world. I pray for Russia, it’s leaders and it’s people every day for they will save the world. Our stories of Gog and Magog have been twisted to show Russia as the evil nation, but that is a lie. Perhaps it is true when they say that Israel will be attacked but it will be because Israel is run by the Kazarian mafia not because it is truely Jewish.
According to our eschatology the nowadays, Russia is the ESKANDAR Zollgharnian, which appears in 2 historical epoch to contain GOG and MAGOG ! I personally bereave Russia is having the ROle of opposing the Anti christ and so will have to suffer to be cleans inner and out ! Russia siding to Iran is foreseen as well in Quran Surat RUM , RUM which is an east Orthodox Church with the Capital of Constantinople ! …..
The apparitions and message of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917 are the key to understanding the special role of Russia in the plan of Divine Providence, first as the scourge to punish the world for its grievous sins thru atheistic communism and later to be a source of grace to the world after its miraculous conversion. Our Lady revealed several months before the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that if men do not cease offending God, “Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, provoking wars, persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father, the good will be martyred, and various nations will be annihilated.” She also said that if men still continued to greatly offend God, “a worse and greater war will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI (1929-1939).” She said that it is God’s will that Russia be consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. There is much more to this crucial Message, and the sworn enemies of Christ knew that the Third Secret of Fatima, which was supposed to be revealed in 1960, exposed their diabolical plan to usurp the papacy and to use a false Church Council (Vatican II, 1962-65) in order to create the counterfeit pseudo-religious entity we have seen headed by false popes from 1958 (John XXIII) thru Francis today. They even “disappeared” the one living Fatima visionary Sr Lucia around the same time as they usurped the papacy in 1958, presenting an impostor before the world beginning in 1967.
On the Message of Our Lady of Fatima, see fatima. org, also a good documentary at
On the hijacking of the Message by enemy infiltrators into the Vatican and the “disappearing” (and likely murder) of Sr Lucia, see sisterlucytruth. org and
There is so much diabolical intrigue to this story, much of it contained in Jonas’s article/interview published March 1: veteranstoday. com/2023/03/01/was-there-a-judeo-masonic-takeover-of-the-papacy-at-the-1958-papal-conclave
Simple for us, but strange for people from the West. Actually, there are many prophecies about Russia. Russians are very very spiritual people.