St. Kosmas of Aitolia
Prophecies and Sayings
You will see people flying in the sky like blackbirds and hurling fire on the earth. Those
alive then will run to the graves and shout: "Come out, you who are dead, and let us who are
The cause of the general war will come from Dalmatia. Austria will be dismembered first and then Turkey.
That which is desired [i.e., freedom] will come in the third generation. Your grandchildren will see it.
France will liberate Greece, [while] Italy (will liberate) Epiros.
The villages of the plain will suffer destruction, while people at the foot of (Mount) Kissavo will go to sleep slaves and will awaken free.
The time will come when your enemies will take away from you even the ashes from your fires, but don't give up your faith as others will do.
The red hats [ie., the French] will come here [Kephallenia], and then the English for fifty-four years, and then this place will become Roman [i.e., Greek Orthodox].
The time will come when people will speak from one far place to another, for example, from Constantinople to Russia, as though they were in adjoining rooms.
A time will come when the harmony that exists now between clergy and laymen will not be.
Clergymen will become worse and more impious than everyone.
People will become impoverished because they will have no love for trees.
You will see in the plain a carriage without horses which will run faster than a rabbit.
The rich will become poor and the poor will die.
The time will come when the Romans [i.e., the Greek Orthodox] will fight among themselves. I recommend harmony and love.
A foreign army will come. It will believe in Christ, but it will not speak the (Greek) language.
After the general war, the wolf will live with the lamb.
People will become poor because they will become lazy.
They will ask for your rifles. Retain two. Give one and keep the other. A single rifle will save a hundred souls.
Out of schools will come things which your mind can't imagine.
Taken from: Father Kosmas The Apostle of the Poor by Nomikos M. Vaporis. Holy Cross Orthodox Press, Brookline, Massachusetts. Copyright 1977 Nomikos Michael Vaporis. All rights reserved.
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