Prior to the 2nd Coming of Christ to the world, according to the Holy Scripture and the Fathers of the Orthodox Church, the Antichrist will precede -- a most impious man activated by Satan. Saint Cyri Ι of Jerusalem informs us that the Α nt ί christ "is coming... when the close ofthe world is approaching", that he will reveal all his murderous disposition against the Church, and "against all (people) especially against us Christians". According to Saint John Chrysostom, the Antichrist will be a person accepting all the energy of Satan. "What will he notwork then? He will move all, he will disturb all.. , for he willwork a m ί ll ίο n things and prepare others to work hardships" (P.G. 62, 482). "When the Antichrist becomes prevailing," says the sacred Chrysostom, "he will persecute the Church of God and reveal his wickedness..."
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