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Saint John of Kronstadt

Saint John of Kronstadt

Saint John of Kronstadt (+1909) occupies a special place in the list of saints, being of great significance not only in spiritual terms, but also on a historical plane, having been sent by the Lord as Jonah was to Nineveh, in order to prophesy to the Russian people and to the whole world the coming universal cataclysm and the onset of apostasy, i.e. the end times. ... The gift of miracle-working made St. John renowned far beyond the bounds of Russia. It is totally impossible to enumerate all his miracles, a considerable number of which concerned the poor and illiterate people, who were unable to describe or publish what they had seen. Moreover, not all the press was sympathetic to St. John either. The atheistic intelligentsia and its press suppressed news of the manifestations of God’s power, while in 1905 they made use of the freedom of the press to abuse and malign St. John. Nevertheless, many of his miracles were recorded and retained in memory. [Source, edited]

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Further Reading

My Life in Christ

Spiritual Counsels: Select Passages from My Life in Christ

GREAT LUMINARY OF RUSSIA AND THE WORLD (100th anniversary of the repose of St. John of Kronstadt)