Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Enochites: An Early 20th-Century Russian Apocalyptic Cult


In 1902-03 there were reports in The New York Times of a Russian sect emerging that revolved around the veneration 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. Below are the articles which describe this movement further:




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