Friday, December 20, 2019

The Enochites: An Early 20th-Century Russian Apocalyptic Cult That Worshiped St. John of Kronstadt

In 1902-03 there were reports in The New York Times of a Russian sect emerging that revolved around the worship of St. John of Kronstadt - while he was still alive. Of course, he condemned this movement, yet this did not stop the fanaticism of the people, who misinterpreted his unique miraculous powers as a sign that the end of the world was near. Could this cult be behind the alleged prophecy of St. John of Kronstadt regarding the end of the world from 1901? It's interesting this movement began the very next year after this alleged vision. Below are the articles which describe this movement further: