WORD OF THE DESCENT INTO HELL BY JOHN THE BAPTIST
Literally Translated Direct From Russian
This is a Slavonic text dating back to the Byzantine era. It is odd that the title says, “Word of the Descent Into Hell By John the Baptist” when, in fact, he says very little. The main part of the text focuses on: The devil’s unsuccessful struggle with Christ during his earthly life; Christ destroying all the evil machinations - turning away from sinful deeds, healing the sick, resurrecting his friend Lazarus; And the devil, and his assistant - Judas’ betrayal.
Lord, bless, Father!
Beloved, you must tell you, what was the annunciation Baptist in hell and inquired how it is in hell, because he had sent to the Lord his disciples, saying, "Is that you come or that we expect?" Not without knowing it, sent as would not know about it, but pointed the finger at him, and proclaimed, "Behold the lamb of God who takes to himself the sins of the world", and: "I baptize you with water, but among you stands, which you know not, he will be baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. " And do not be so that only you will know about it. So hear the same terrible secret, because there was a forerunner of the Lord. Why should he was in hell before Christ come, as it is in hell want him to inquire of the LORD: he will get us out of here or not. And not knowing what would have to respond to them, he sent his disciples to the Lord to know: "Is it you come?" And, having gone, they brought him the answer.
Then Herod, sent to prison, beheaded John. He graduated from the Baptist of the Lord his way and went to hell. And they knew being in hell. There were Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob, David and Isaiah and many other holy prophets. And John asked the Lord, as saying: "There will come a free us from our suffering, or not? And I will bring a prophesy about him? "Others said," What if you do not want to die for us? "The prophets also were attached spirit, saying" he was destined to die, and we also are aware that it would be with him, and prophesied of the world. " In reply, John said, "Come, I beg you, tell me about that, as prophesied, and we heard it, awake the spirit." In reply, the First and the great Prophet David: "I anticipated that, no one to tell her he quietly descend from heaven, and said," come down like rain, watering fleece. '" Isaiah said, "I foresee that a virgin he will be born, and said," That will take a virgin's womb and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. '" And another answered and said: "I expected that, instead of the twelve patriarchs of 12 students will serve him, and proclaimed:" In place of your fathers are your sons. '" And another said, "I foresaw the acts and miracles that will do it, and told:" the eyes of the blind and deaf ears to hear. '" And the other, in turn, said: "I expected that the student will want to betray him, and declared:" He who eats my bread, lifted me libel. '" And another said: "I foresee that for thirty pieces of silver to betray his wants, and proclaimed:" Rate me 30 pieces of silver. '" And Isaiah said, "I foresee that it will be brought to the tribunal, and declared:" The Lord himself will appear before the court on the elders of the land. '" Responding, Jeremiah said, "I foresaw that they want him crucified on a tree, and told:" Come, we embed the tree in the bread and deprive him of his life. '" And another answered and said: "I foresee that it will put in the coffin, and announced:" They put me in a deep grave in darkness and in the abode of death. '"
So the prophets and were happy getting the good news from the Baptist. Hell heard the same speech and turned them to the Devil: "Whom so they say, of vysokomyslenny? Who is he that brought them joy? Whom they have brought good tidings, I do not know, but I see them in no small joy. " Responding, the devil said to him: "Do not be afraid and do not be afraid of their words, do not bother them to have fun: this - now come and the joy they brought - John the Baptist mnogoglagolivy. When he was still on earth, many proclaimed that the man and said to the world that he will save the universe. So I went to Herodias, edinomyslennitsu and my followers, and with it angered Caesar, and the John was executed during the feast, and gave it unto the damsel's head, and she with her as the apple to play. And the one about whom it is said that it will come to save the universe, he did not save himself. " Hell devil answered: "Watch out, my brother go, looking back, as if you and I were not disappointed. Find out how he and whose son he is. These prophets are very much happy when hearing about it. Beware and pry, and not until the one going to catch the world will lose, and that I will not only be a loss, but we will be laughed at and outraged. " Hearing this, the devil went to the Jews and set them against the Lord was in the midst of them, and not forsake them, incited to crucify the Lord. And knew damned devil, that death will be the resurrection of the Lord of the world. And soon the paths chosen by greedy, met Judas and Satan started cooking with it a betrayal and nurture it srebrolyubtsa. That is why he, and said to the Jews: "What can I give, and I will give it to you?"
And who would not weep, hearing these words, O beloved! Shaking my hands and feet, the mind itself turbid from the words of those! Again: "What do you want to give me, and I will give it to you." How not ossified his tongue, but his lips were swollen? as not closed his mouth? How not dried up his jaw and not scattered? How not softened his whole body? How not stuck his tongue to the roof when he said these words: "What do you want me to give?" What do you want to take? They're nothing worthwhile can not give. But come and ask you, Judas: "What a devotee? Or he cheated you than other students? Or anything more than another grant? Does not it make you a sense of ownership of his grace? So why betray the creator of heaven and earth? And I repeat: when he was surrounded Leontius and washed the feet of his disciples, then your legs as well as others. You did not pass a single grace. And you decided to betray! He did not want to deny you from among students, and with knowledge of your deception and betrayal, invited to supper with him. Oh do not you think that he did not know that seduced you? That is why it is at the feast, and said, "Obmaknuvshy fingers with me in the dish, and will betray me." And do not tell you: "Get out of my table, a traitor, because you do not deserve to eat with me." Sit at table, and your hand touches the bread, and eat, and the price of your soul ponders.
Woe to you, O Judah, who made a silver took, and the Lord gave, for the silver collusion. Because your apostolic dignity and get another, and your house will be abandoned: silver coins because of the many benefits you lost and incurred the many ills. Because of these pieces of silver will not be forgiven the sin of thy fathers, and shall not be forgiven the iniquity of thy mother. Because of the myriad pieces of silver angels and archangels are thousands and thousands of your enemies, and you are nice to only one devil. Because of those pieces of silver pluck you out of the host of the apostles and landed on the demons, from the throne of the king retreated and glory hath stripped off the noose and put udavlennika themselves. "What do you want to give me, and I will give it to you?" And put him 30 pieces of silver. Woe to you, O Judah! What have you done? For 30 pieces of silver selling creator of heaven and earth, a slave to sell his lord. Think: Who are you selling? If I had a cunning servant, you and him, appreciating the skill it would not sell for 30 pieces of silver. And you're selling, accursed, who created everything that you see around. And you say, "What do I want to give, and I will give it to you?" And put him 30 pieces of silver. "
After the departure of Judas and Histalkut him from among the apostles of Jesus began to mourn and grieve, "grieves my soul to death." Oh lord of mercy! Of Traitors, grieving, death is not feared immortal. But when he heard the devil, the Lord said: "My soul mourns of death", he decided that he is afraid of death, and began to be zealous, and hurried to hell and said, "Ready to be safe and find a place, and we are there shutter Jesus, here I am rigged, he would die, and prepared nails, sharpened spear, and poured vinegar. Jews sharpened it like a weapon, and two days later introduce him to you, my brother, Hell! I repaired a lot of obstacles on the ground and many times angered me. Many vessels emptied my unnoticed: that I worked on his jealousy, he corrected the word, if I someone destroyed joints, it must be attached: a bed, commanded to carry on their shoulders. I blinded another and closed his eyes and was glad when he came across a wall or in the water fell, it just came out of nowhere, despite I worked gave him his word to see. And another when he was still in his mother's womb, I was blinded eyes to not recognize it and the very form of the world, who also found him, kneaded clay, and anointed her eyes, and made him bathe in the font Siluamskoy, and he received his sight. I, not knowing where to go, he took with him six demons, and all the employees of my spirits and went away from him, and met a handsome young man, and entered into it, and dwelt therein. And I do not know how he is about to visit, and went there, I took an oath and ordered me out of the boy. And I went out and did not find a place where to go, and I asked him to at least over the pigs I have the power. And at another time by the will of my woman zaneduzhila twelve years: the blood flowed from her body. And I do not know where he came to the place and saw him, and she rushed to him and touched his sex tunic, and immediately her bleeding stopped. And I was angry at him, not daring to fight with him, and then left there and went to the edge of the edge of the Syrian and Canaanite, and then met a beautiful maiden, and entered it, and dwelt therein, and evil has caused her, then fire her pushed, then dropped to the rapids and had fun this. The mother began to beat her in grief because of her. And I do not know where he came from there too, and settled there. And when I heard about this young woman's mother, rushed to him and told about her daughter, saying, "Have mercy on me, Jesus, Son of God, because my daughter is quite possessed woman." He then, having called the woman and told her, "O woman, great is your faith. So it will be just like you want! "At this time he came to drive me, but gave the woman by sending me away.
Another time, when he sailed across the sea and went to sleep, I suddenly picked up and moved by the strong winds of the sea, and the waves began to beat, and I picked up a violent storm, about to sink the ship, where he was with his disciples. And when the ship was about to fall apart, the disciples woke him up, he just stood up and took an oath of the sea, and to hear him, the sea and all the winds, and it is completely silent. I saw that here he is, he went to Bethany, and, believing that grieve him, stole his friend Lazarus and brought that to you, my brother, Hell. And bespechalen was thinking that even now can not steal it from you. But four days later, he came, I do not know how, when you - I know not - either sleeping, or other guarded and brought Lazarus from you. "
And blood pressure response to the devil said, "So this is the same man who then brought Lazarus? If you are the one, then, forgive me, and do not bring it here. One only his voice brought me horrified and broke my strength: I can not stand his voice. Is that what you're calling me to conclude? Yes it if it comes here, and those whom I hold here displays. I then firmly rot body of Lazarus, so that it is beginning to stink, and began to break up his joints, but when he called out, "Lazarus, come forth!", He immediately jumped out of the coffin, like a lion coming out of the den to hunt, like a flying eagle, all overcame weakness in the twinkling of an eye. I'm here to not be able to grind. " The devil said, responding to him, "The strength of yours and mine, insatiable maw yours - will be able to accept it, not too much Jabberwocky!". Hell answered and said: "I conjure forces, but by what means? If you had the power, then fought with him, but obviously I want to be justified and the Jews? "The devil said to Him," You coward and unmanly slabodushny! I like it so much harm, and I, still, fought with him. And once you had them, and having overcome this fear came from. But I, when I saw that he was healed bodily ailments outside, began to torment the souls of men invisible. When I learned that he stays here, I found a decent young man named Matthew, and instilled in him the thirst of wealth and put it to collect taxes. And listen to me young man so much that even began to beat the other, and I was happy (looking at him). But he does not know where he went and said, passing the young man, "Follow me!" Immediately, in the words of Matthew left his tax collection, and followed him, and became his student, and me - the enemy. I, many sad, thinking that he was attracted to young boys, and he took it from me. Then I went to the Jericho area and found there a man of small stature, named Zacchaeus, and went down into it, and set it to collect taxes. And he comforted me from the sorrow of St. Matthew, and I hoped that this undersized, he will not be able to love. And he came, I know not whence he passed to the people. Zacchaeus could not see who it is past, and climbed a sycamore tree, and, lifting his eyes, he saw him and said to him, "Zacchaeus! Quickly get off: you need to visit me today in your house. " And received him with joy in his home and then went out and returned in sevenfold size everything will be charged according to the law, and their wealth has given the poor. And followed him and became his student, and my enemy. When I found no where to go, I went to his brothers - Jews and unleash them on him. "
Hell, in response said the devil: "Leave him alone, can not do anything with it." And the devil said to him: "I know a man is afraid of death. On this visit, I saw how he indulges in grief and said: "My soul grieves before his death. '" Hell he said, "Go and do as you like, for you are already experienced in dealing with it. And if you win and we made it here, then you will reign with the Jews. If you overcome it, and came here, izvedet those who have imprisoned here, and will connect you and your servants and Jews and deliver them to me, then woe to you will be damned! "Heard the devil and went to the Jews, and raised them against the Lord. And collected, they consulted as to destroy him.
And so when they were gathered together, Judas came to them, saying, "Whom I shall kiss, that grab." And he came to Jesus, kissed him and said, "Hail, Master," the Lord said to him: "Young man! Dare has finally happened that the thought of! "Oh kiss, full of iniquity! About the kiss, disastrous for the soul! On assignment blazing inferno! Whore, kiss the feet of the Lord, his soul cleansed of evil. The same with a kiss, his life will lose. She kissed a list of their sins severed, the same, kissing, struck himself out of the book of life. On the wisdom of a woman! About unreason disciple! When she kissed the feet of the Lord, the angels rejoiced and the crown she was prepared when the kiss - demons rejoice and weave the rope for hanging. "Hail, Master!" He is happy, and you - weep, for joy lost. "Hail, Rabbi," and kissed him. And rushed wicked Jews, grabbed him, holding his hand is in the earth, and brought him to Pilate. Pilate sat to do justice, and the one who will judge the living and the dead, was coming to him, and he endured; dust of the earth sat on the throne, and the creator of heaven and earth was coming to him. Was judged by Pilate for the salvation of the Lord of the world. And when it was tried, the wife Pilátová sent to her husband: "Do not do anything that you are righteous, much that night I suffered because of it." About Jewish iniquity: the woman, not knowing the law and the prophets, Jesus called his righteous and said, "Do not do anything that you are holy," and Jews who honor the law and the prophets, called him a villain, saying: "If it was not the villain, the would not have delivered him. " Then Pilate commanded to beat him and put him on the cross.
Cursed the devil, seeing the signs that were at the crucifixion: pomerkshee sun, the earth shudders apron church rent, which fell apart and the stones of the temple itself is mocked - ran to hell and told him, "Oh, woe is me, wretched, disgraced me! Help my okayanstvu, shutter gate to not enter it here, constipation and strengthen nails, and all the power of your will oppose his coming. " Hurried and shut the gates of Hell, and strengthened them with iron bars. And the Lord came to Hell, chasing the devil, and it was preceded by the Force. The gates of hell as were fortified. And shouts of the Force, called out: "Lift up the gates, your arches and gates shall be broken forever, and will enter the King of glory." As if not knowing hell inside asked, "Who is this - the King of glory? Tell me. " The forces of the saints said, "The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle." In return, Hell said: "If it is, what he is looking for here? Why leave heaven and come here? "Holy Force said," If he is the king of glory, is pursuing his enemy, went to link it and give it to you, and to withdraw its soldiers from here. " And he said to the devil in Hell answer: "Three-headed Beelzebub, hath the angels, saints ridicule, disease accomplice! Did I not tell you not to fight with him? And, as I said, are all in front of you, and what to do now, accursed? Why am I disobeyed? Come out if you are strong, and we meet him, but I can not help you. " Cursed the devil, crying, said in reply, "Have pity on me, do not open until it goes back, try me, for even though I disgraced. Who would not misled like that? It was he, as if fearing death, said, "grieves my soul to death." Another time, he offered up a prayer to the Father, saying, "Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass me." And those words have deceived me. "
And as they say so, Force, here abides, he cried, "Lift up the gates, arches of your." And the prophets cried out: "Open the gates, let the King of glory will go." And Hell trembled with fear.
Answered the prophet David as saying: "Do not touch him, and let my prophecy come true. When I was still on the ground, then foresaw and proclaimed: "The gates of brass and bars of iron smashed broke. '" And come to pass written, "Where deadly sting? Where is thy victory, Hell? "And met Jesus as a prophet, rejoicing and proclaiming:" Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord. " And then the Lord grabbed devil, and bound him indissoluble bond, the prophets also brought out of hell, saying, "Go to heaven!" And so they got out of hell.
The first one is a prophet - the great David cried, rattling the harp, "Come, let us rejoice Lord, shout to God and our Savior, that our king, for us right away, defeated." And said, "Hallelujah." And again, all the same David exclaimed: "All people applaud together, shout to the LORD with the voice of joy, that our king, defeated, defeated." And he echoed another prophet: "rejoice, O daughter of Zion!" And then, "uprising, Jerusalem, revive their glory, for thy king, pleading for us beat." So all in fun hastened to heaven, praising our savior Jesus Christ, to whom every kind befitting glory, honor and worship to the Father without beginning and holy and life-giving Spirit yours, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.
A WORD ABOUT THE REPOSE OF JOHN: OUR HOLY LADY THE VIRGIN AND OUR MAID MARIA
Translated From Russian
This apocryphon is ascribed to John the beloved disciple of Christ, the apostle and evangelist. This text is published on the list of Torzhestvennika; 15th century.
Bless me, Father.
When the holy and glorious Virgin Mary and Our Maid as usual, came to the tomb of the Lord to burn incense, then, give ye holy knees, begged of her unborn Christ, our God, that was given to her to come to him. Judah saw her coming to the Holy Sepulchre, appealed to the bishops, saying that Mary comes every day to the cemetery. The bishops also, calling the guards, which was assigned to no one is allowed to pray at the holy sepulcher, they began to ask them about it: does it all? The guards, in response said that no such notice, because God would not let them see her fair visit. In one of the same days, on Friday, came as usual to the tomb St. Mary the Virgin, and during the prayer came to her the angel Gabriel, and said, "Hail, who gave birth to Christ, our God! Your prayer reached heaven and accepted. You soon at the request of his leaving this world, shall go to heaven for his son to live a true and eternal. "
Hearing all this from the archangel, Mary returned back to Bethlehem with three maidens, that waited on her, and she said virgins: "Bring me the censer, but pray." Brought up to her, as she ordered, and prayed, saying, "My Lord, Jesus Christ, are you going next to his great goodness of my birth! Hear my voice and came to me of the Apostle John, and seeing him happy. And they came to me thy holy Apostles and those who have already moved to you, and those who are still in this world in different countries according to thy commandment, that when he saw them, I blessed the great and glorious is your name. I hope that this request will hear me, your servant. "
When so she prayed, I came, John, for the Holy Spirit took me on a cloud of Ephesus and put me on the spot where lay the mother of the Lord. I went to her, and glorified born to her, said, "Hail, Mother of the Lord, who gave birth to Christ, our God, and be merry, for the great glory departs from this life." And St. Mary glorified God for what I have come, John, to her, remembering the words of the Lord, announcing, "This is your mother, and that's your son." Then came three maidens and worship me. And she said to me Mother: "Create a prayer and lay incense." And I prayed, as saying: "Lord Jesus Christ, who does wonders, and now will do wonders to bore you. Your mother will depart from this life, and be afraid to crucify thee, and do not believe in you. " And when I offered a prayer, the Holy Mother of God said to me, 'Bring me the censer. " And he took the censer, and said, "Lord, do to me as I promised before ascended to heaven, when I'm going to leave this world, you will come and a lot of angels in the glory of your great to me." And I said to her, John, "coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, our God and see him, as he has promised you." And she said to me in response to St. Mary: "The Jews have sworn that when I die, I will burn my body." And I said to her: "I do not know corruption gavest Reverend and venerable body is yours." And in response to St. Mary said to me, 'Bring me the censer, and put incense And make a prayer. " And a voice came from heaven, announcing: "Amen." I heard John, voice, and told me the Holy Spirit, "John! Heard a voice from heaven? '. And when I finished the prayer, then said, "Yes, Lord, I heard it." And he said to me: "The voice of this one, which you have heard is coming soon proclaims thy brethren, the apostles, and saints of the Force, because today they will come to you."
And I, John, and prayed about it. And the Holy Spirit the apostles proclaimed, "You are all together, went up into the clouds, from across the universe gather in holy Bethlehem. You, Simon Peter - Rome, Paul - of Tiberian, Thomas - Indian Interior, Jacob - from Jerusalem. " Andrew, Peter's brother, Philip, Luke, Simeon ditches already pochivshie, rose from their graves by the will of the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Do not think the same, that is the time of resurrection the dead, but this cause you to revolt from their tombs, that we were able to come to welcome and honor the mother and see the wonders of the Lord, God and Savior, for the day of her ascension to heaven. " Mark was also the same, and he came from Alexandria with the other apostles, as we have said - one from each country. Peter was caught up in a cloud and remained between heaven and earth, supported by the Holy Spirit, as well as all the holy apostles. And they ascended in the clouds, to be with Peter. And so, the Holy Spirit gathered, all came to the mother of our God, and bowed to her, and said, "Do not be afraid and do not grieve! Lord God, born of you, harassing you out of this world to the glory. " And rejoice in God our Saviour, she got up and sat on his bed and told us: "Now I believe in the coming of our Lord from the heavens, and I will see it and be free from life, as I see you, come to me . And I want you told me how you found out about my removal from the body and come to me, and how and where in the world you came here, and especially - as you have time to visit me, and how I did not conceal from you, our Lord , Jesus Christ, the Lord of all. "
Peter answered and said, turning to the disciples, "All of you who proclaimed the Holy Spirit, and commanded, tell the mother of our Lord." I answered, John, and said, "When I went into the holy altar service sent to Ephesus, the Holy Spirit is declared to me, saying, The time of repose, the mother of my Lord. "Go to Bethlehem goodbye to her." And they offered me a bright cloud and delivered to the door at home, where you're lying. " Peter said: "I'm living in Rome, at the morning service to hear a voice, announcing to me by the Holy Spirit," Mother of the Lord thy leaves the world and, dying, rising to the sky. Go to parting with her to Bethlehem. " And then they offered me a bright cloud. And I saw, and the other apostles, approaching me in the clouds. And the voice declared to me, saying, "All go to Bethlehem. '" And Paul said in response: "I, being in the city, far removed from Rome, in an area called Tiberius, I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit, addressed to me," Mother of thy Lord, leaving this world, ascends to heaven. Come to Bethlehem goodbye to her. " And then they offered me a bright cloud and raised there, and where you stand. " And Thomas answered and said, "I came to the Indian country, preaching the grace of Christ, and strengthened spirit of the Tsar's sister's son named Davdan who wanted to take me to a sign in the room. And suddenly the Holy Spirit cried to me, "And you, Thomas, go to Bethlehem to say goodbye to his mother of your Lord, for it goes to heaven." And the cloud of light speared me and put me next to you. " Mark said in response: "I served as a fitting in Alexandria canon of the third hour, when the Holy Spirit lifted me up and brought me to you." Answered and said, Jacob, "I was in Jerusalem, and ordered me to the Holy Spirit:" Be in Bethlehem, for the Lord your mother died. " And immediately the cloud lifted up and put me in front of you. " Answering, said Matthew, "I praise and glorify God, because I was by the sea waves, among the towering waves, and suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed me, humbled and troubled wave, I did it, turmoil, put in front of you."
And they said all this (...), and first of all told how they came. And Bartholomew said, "I was in the Thebaid, preaching the divine word. And the Holy Spirit called me, "Mother of the Lord your prestavlyaetsya. Go now in parting with her to Bethlehem. " And immediately a bright cloud ascended me and took me here to you. "
All this is told to the Holy Apostles, as they came to the Mother of God and with what force. And, raising his hands to heaven, she prayed, saying, "Lord! I bow to thee, and praise and glorify thy name mnogohvalnoe that came down to the humble servant of yours, hath done to me, strong, and now I celebrate all nations. " And prayed and said to the apostles: "Put the incense and prayers do also." And when they prayed, there was the thunder of heaven, and came a terrifying noise, like a roar of many chariots, and was a lot of angelic hosts. And the voice - like a son of man voice was heard, and seraphim have around the house, in which lay the holy and Immaculate Mother of God, Our Maid, so all that were in Bethlehem, seeing the wonders of those hurried to Jerusalem and told what had happened. And when the thunder, suddenly came the sun and the moon on both sides of the house, and was going to host the first of the saints. And they brought to the glory and honor to the saint. Seen it all many signs: the blind began to see clearly, began to hear the deaf, the lepers are cleansed, recovered possessed, and all who were sick or wounded, touch the outer walls of the house, calling out to the faith: "Holy Mary, who gave birth to Christ, our God! Have mercy on us. " And then he recovered. And from Jerusalem, and from other places a lot of people come to pray and to hear that works wonders in Bethlehem mother of the Lord, went there with divers ailments, and desired healing and received it. Was a great joy and unspeakable in the day, as many were healed and received sight, and they glorified God and his mother. All of Jerusalem, returning from Bethlehem, singing and praising God happy.
Priests of the Jews, together with his men, and wondered what had happened, filled with black envy, again - my feeble mind - the council assembled and conceived to send soldiers to Bethlehem to the Holy Mother of God and the Apostles. And many of the Jews had gathered, and they went to Bethlehem, and when it approached the city, we saw a sign threatening, so that the fear they are totter feet and they returned back to their relatives. And this terrible vision told the bishops. The same is even more incensed with rage, went to the governor, with cries proclaiming him "the Jewish people died from this woman! Cast out of her area of Bethlehem and Jerusalem, "The governor had heard of miracles, was horrified and told them:" I will not cast it either Bethlehem or from any other place. " But the Jews cried out again, begging the governor called the Emperor Tiberius, he would cast the apostles of Bethlehem: "If you do not do so, it will bring you to the Emperor Tiberius." And the governor was forced to send thousands, to Bethlehem, to the apostles. The Holy Spirit also announced the Apostles and Mother of God: "This is the governor sent thousanders on you, because you went up against the Jews. Leave the same Bethlehem, and not be afraid, for you are on cloud forwarded to Jerusalem - the power of the Father and of the Son with me and with you. " Gathered apostles, and left the house, carrying a bed, Mistress Mary, and went to Jerusalem. And then, as announced to the Holy Spirit, we have been caught up in a cloud and were in Jerusalem, in the house of God. And stay there for five days without stopping to pray.
When chiliarchs came to Bethlehem, it is not found there or mother of the Lord, nor the apostles, and rounded up vifleemlyan, began to question them: "Did not you come to the governor, telling the priest about the incident and the signs and wonders that supposedly came from the apostles all countries? So where are they? Come and predstante to the governor in Jerusalem. " He did not know chiliarchs that the apostles and the mother of the Lord went up to Jerusalem. He took with him chiliarchs vifleemlyan and brought them to the governor, saying: "No I have not found." Five days later and found the governor, priests and all the townspeople that the mother of the Lord and the apostles is in his house in Jerusalem. Then again accomplishes miracles and wonders, many husbands and wives cried: "Holy Virgin, who gave birth to Christ, our God, do not forget about the human race!". At the same time, the Jewish people are excited again to the priest, took torches and firewood, went to burn the house, where the mother of the Lord to the apostles. Vicar stood from afar watching. When the men of Judah came to the door of the house of the Virgin Mary suddenly at the behest of the angel was inside the house and a strong flame seared many Jewish people. And the whole city shuddered in horror. Missus is glorified born to the Virgin of Christ God. When the governor saw what had happened, then cried aloud to all the people: "Verily the one Son of God, born of a virgin, the one you decided to drive, because these signs sent down to the true God." And the Jews were divided: many believed in God, Jesus Christ, seeing which were the signs.
Then, when they come to pass miracles, make the holy and glorious mother of our Lord, we sat, the apostles in Jerusalem, next to her, and told us the Holy Spirit: "Veda Do that on Sunday won the Virgin Mary of the Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel, to the resurrection of the Savior born in Bethlehem, in the resurrection of the same people with the branches of Jerusalem went out to meet Jesus, saying, "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord "and on Sunday he is risen from the dead, and the resurrection of the same shall come to judge the living and the dead, and on Sunday will come down from heaven in the glory and honor for the repose of the Virgin, who gave birth to him."
And this Sunday said the mother of the Lord to the apostles: "Lay incense for the Lord descends from the angelic hosts." Here the Lord appeared to them, seated on a throne cherubic. And when all the prayers, and was with him countless angels, bright sign came upon the holy virgin in the coming hour of her only son. And turning to his mother, cried out to her Lord, "Mary!" She answered, "Here I am, Lord," And the Lord said to her: "Do not mourn, let your heart rejoice and be glad: you have found grace, when he saw my glory which I possess with my father. " And when they looked, Holy Mary, Mother of God, I saw him in all his glory, which can not be spoken by the mouth of men, nor comprehend the mind. And the Lord said to her: "This is now your body would go to heaven and the holy soul is yours - to heaven, the Father in secret, to shine a light where peace and joy." Answering him, said His Holiness, "Lay your right hand on me and bless me." Then the LORD honorable his right hand and blessed her, she's holding his right hand, and kissed her, saying: "I worship this right hand, which made heaven and earth! Mnogohvalnoe pray thy name, O Christ our God, King of all time, the only begotten Son of the Father, take your servant you deigned to be born of me, the humble, for the salvation of the human race to your ineffable humanity. However, every person who calls or pronouncing the name of your servant, give their help. " When she spoke, the apostles began at her feet and bowed, and said, "Mother of the Lord, leave the world a blessing, because to leave him! For you have blessed him and resurrect the dead, giving birth to the light of the world. " Prayerfully uttered, praying the Lord's mother, the words: "God sent from heaven by his good pleasure of his only begotten Son dwell in humble my body and be born of me, have mercy on the whole world and all your soul, calling your name, holy and good, but will be glorified birth to you. " And again prayed, saying, "Christ, the King of Heaven and the Son of the living God! Take every man, calling your name, holy and good, and will be glorified birth to you. " Again, praying, said, "You, who can all in heaven and on earth, take this and my supplication: Your holy name I pray, at all times and in all places, where they honor the memory of my name, and sanctify the place that glorify I praise thee my name, taking from those of every meat, and every prayer and every vow. " When she prayed so God said to her: "Abide in the fun, and let your heart rejoice: every grace and every gift given to you by the Heavenly Father and me, and the Holy Spirit. And every soul, urging you not recognize abuse, but rather, shall find mercy, and tranquility, and the intercession of and confidence in the present age and the future in front of my Father in heaven. " Turned to Peter and said unto him, "It is time, start singing!". When Peter began to sing, the powers of the heavens sang back to him, "Hallelujah." And then the face of the mother of the Lord shone brighter light, and sat up, his hand is blessed each apostle, and we glorify God.
He stretched out his hand and took the holy and immaculate in her heart. When the left (her body) of her holy soul, the whole place is filled with the fragrance and lit ineffable light. And then a voice from heaven proclaimed, "Blessed are you among women!" And they came, the apostles Peter and Paul and the other apostles honest kissed her feet to join holiness. And we are - all twelve - have suffered, putting a bed, honest and holy is his body. And when we were carrying, one Jew named Iofoniya, mighty body, jump, drop to the ground like a bed, which was carried by the apostles. And the angel of the Lord unseen force sword of fire compartment both his hands on the shoulders, and made so that they remain suspended in the air beside the bedside. And when it happened is a miracle, cried all the Jewish people is here, seeing that the "true true God, born of thee, Mother of God, Mary Our Maid." And he himself Iofoniya to see all the wonders of God, at the behest of Peter, rising from the ground, followed the odrom, screaming: "Holy Mary, who gave birth to Christ, have mercy on me." Turning around, Peter said to him: "In the name of her unborn pristanut let the body your hands chopped off!". And immediately, as Peter hands hanging on the bed of the Virgin, have disappeared, and drew to Iofonii in place. And believe it, and glorified God, Christ, born of her, it is the glory and the dominion of the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
SCARY STORY AND VERY USEFUL
Translated From Russian
This story belongs to the long list of medieval manuscripts on the visions of the after-life. Since the original version of the story the character's name is not mentioned.
7034 (1526), the month of July, in memory of the Holy Father Andrew Elder Anthony reposed in Galician Pavlova desert. And he lay in the illness for a long time and have seen a vision of death.
Demons came and said to him from far away, for ten yards further. One was, with trees, and leaned on the great club, and the other was standing and screaming like a pig. But others came up to him, saying to each other, showing each other their guns. One said, showing uditsy, and sometimes - mites, and sometimes - small blade, and the other - Rozhnov and other - sewing, and another - a razor. And one of them says, "Let his disposal again sew it." And sometimes holds the cup in his hand. And other costs and compels the one who holds the cup Wöhl him: "Give him a drink, let the taste, whether it be sweet!" And one is holding a huge saw and said, "sawed it across!" And on each hip: the whom - bar, and who - Whetstone. And, sitting down, everyone was sharpening his tackle. And one of two hands holding his gun and saber them, and others only brenchat and rattle their guns. And one jumped from a razor but with both hands Zadkov suddenly cut meat. And sometimes holds great copper plate and says, "Now throw it at him, and he will die." So much at once is impossible to tell.
Then came to them some power if the place trembled like a great strong vortex or terrible storm came down, and around the air like hops, they were dispelled. One is upside down, upside down, and another - across and otherwise - it is not clear how. Yes, all dispersed through the air without a trace, and they disappeared, and their dreams have died, and nothing was.
The same brother Anthony told me the other day with tears, "I found myself in a strange place, though some saw it on the street and there a lot of people rushing about. And they all go, and tuzhatsya mourn, saying, "Oh, oh! Woe, woe! "I also thought I was over them not go, do not I fly like an invisible force carried me through the air, as if I was flying at the height of a man from the ground, as if I were on the canvas. And I saw in front of my sins of his youth, in the form of circles or boards that no one had. Every sin is depicted, but the book is written not with words, but as the icons, but not written, paints, and tar, only clear and reasonable. As you look, and remember, and the year and month and a week, and that day, and hour when the sin is created - all revealed. When I was five years old, my mother was asleep, and I touched the hem of her through the folly place - it is so written. Yes, raised his hand to his mother with a whip - it is: it sits, and I swung like - and it is written, and Batog immediately. Yes chernechestve jokingly put his hand on a woman - as it is written, we're sitting with her, and my hand on her lies. Or breakfast or drink before dinner, or cursed with whom, or who hit him, or anyone convicted, or who hold anger or hurt anyone in anger - all well written, day and hour.
A large circle of anger is such a dark, foggy and dark, so dark that he could not be in this world. And such bitterness in it that I can not say, do not live such sorrow in this world. So cold, icy and great - there is no such cold in this world. I felt that my legs to the ankle and fell otmerzli yes, and thought worn out, like leggings or ragged clothes. And do not tell you, and you did not ask, because I can not say I have - very scary and menacing. "
I asked him to tell the rest. He also told me the last word: "What I ask? All the terrible ordeal, I saw, but you can not tell me about them, because fear and trembling embrace me. No fear of that terrible and angrier, and no izbyt this fear. Yes, for God's sake, O Lord, leave me now, but do not ask, and do not go to me. Forgive me, O Lord, and bless, and God will forgive you, for they see you have with you in this world. "
WALKING GOD THROUGH HELL
OR WALKING OF THE VIRGIN OF SORROWS
This text is believed to be a fourth or fifth century product originally written in Greek. The Slavonic version dates to the 12th century. This apocryphon is yet another in the line of the Mary, Mother of God literature.
Holy Mother of God wanted to pray to the Lord our God on the Mount of Olives, that in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit came down and told Michael the Archangel of the flour, the celestial and terrestrial. And when the news of this word, the archangel Michael came down from heaven, and the four angels with him an hundred to the east, a hundred - the west, one hundred - to the south, a hundred - from the north. Fertile and welcomed Michael and the angels, and the angel said, "Hail, the completion of the Father, Hail, the abode of the Son, rejoice, praise the Holy Spirit, rejoice, Christ ... and approval; Hail, David's prophecy, Hail, holy worship, rejoice, the prophets proclaimed, Hail, all standing up at the throne of God. "
Grace said the archangel Michael, "Hail thou, archangel, the first soldier, a minister and a lamp invisible Father; Hail, Michael, the host of the first, the command of the Holy Spirit, rejoice, archangel, seraphim praise, Hail, Michael-Archangel defeating the torturers, and before worthy of the throne of the Lord standing, Hail, Michael, incessant light, Hail, Archangel, the first soldier who wanted to wake up the trumpet shall sound, and the dead from the beginning, Hail, Michael, the chief of all the heavenly hosts, the first who brought fame to the throne of God all the angels. "
Virgin wanted to see how the tormented souls of men, and the Archangel Michael said: "Tell me about it, their existing on earth." And Michael said to her, "What is (...) ask for Grace, I'll tell you." And Holy Mother of God asked him: "How much suffering, tormented by what kind of Christian?" And she said, "Do not call all suffering." Grace asked him: "Tell me, what are they in heaven and on earth?"
Then-chief ordered the angels to come from the south, and rend Hell and saw Lady tormented in hell, and there was a lot of husbands and wives, and they were yelling. And asked Grace Archangel: "Who are they?" And answered archangel: "Those who do not believe in the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, have forgotten God and believe in the fact that God made us for our work, it was nicknamed the gods: sun and moon, earth and water, and animals and creeping things, and all those people made of stones - Trajan, Horsa, whitish, Perun turned into gods, and were obsessed with the evil demon, and believed, and still in the darkness of evil are because there are so obsessed ... "
In another place, she saw a great darkness, and asked the Holy Mother of God: "What kind of a dark and who is there?" And said, Archangel, "Many souls is in the wrong place." And she said to the Holy Mother of God: "Let disperse darkness that I saw and the torment." Angels guarding them, answered: "It is said that they will not see the light until they will be thy blessed Son, brighter than seven suns." Grieve the Holy Mother of God, an angel lifted his eyes and looked at the invisible throne of His Father, said, "In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, let dissipate darkness And this that I've seen is a worry." And broke the darkness, and it seemed to the seven heavens, and there was a lot of people, men and women, (...), and could be heard wailing and crying strong. Seeing them, the Holy Mother of God cried out with tears, "What did you do, poor, damned, how you got here, unworthy?" But no voice, no answer could not hear, and said angels guarding them, "Why do not you answer?" Then martyrs said, "O full of grace, we have never seen the light, we can not look up." Holy Mother of God looked at them, and wept bitterly. And they saw the martyrs her and told her, "Why did you come to us, Holy Mother of God? Your son is blessed to come to earth and did not ask us about anything or great grandfather Abraham, nor the prophet Moses or John the Baptist or the Apostle Paul, God's favorite, but you, the Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness, you old Christian wall, beg God how did you come to us, the poor? "Then ask the Holy Mother of God at the Archangel Michael," What is their sin? "And Michael said:" It is those who did not believe in the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and in you, Holy Mother of God and they did not want to preach your name and that he was born of thee Jesus Christ, the incarnation, and hallowed ground baptism - that are suffering because of this and they are there. " Again cried Holy Mother of God, and asked them: "Why do you fall into temptation, do not know that the whole creation honors my name?"
Prophesied is the Holy Mother of God, and then covered with a dark them. Archangel asked her, "Where do you want now, Grace, to the south or to the north?" And the answer of grace: "Let's go to the south." Then turned the cherubim and seraphim and the four angels, the Virgin led to the south, where the river of fire flowed, there were many men and women, all immersed in the river - some to the waist, the other up to his armpits, and others to the neck, and the other with his head.
Seeing them, the Holy Mother of God cried with a loud voice and said, Archangel, "Who is that, at times submerged in fire?" And he said, "It is those who curse father or mother, for it is here, damn, suffer." Mother asked again, "Who are those that up to his armpits in the fire?" And she said, "It was a close god fathers and feuding among themselves, while others were doing adultery, for it is here and suffer." Holy Mother of God and asked, "Who are those that neck in a flame of fire?" And the angel said to her: "It is those who eat human flesh, for here and suffer like that." Holy Mother of God and asked, "Who are those that head cast into the fire?" And told her archangel: "These are, Madam, that the cross holding of fair, false swearing by the Holy Cross, and even the angels when you look at it, and tremble fear worship him. These same people, holding a cross, swear on it, not knowing what awaits them flour, because it is so and suffer. "
And when the Holy Virgin husband hanging by their feet, eat worms, and asked the angel, "Who is this? what sin he committed? "And he said, " This is a man who made a profit for their gold and silver, for he suffers forever. "
And when the wife of the Virgin hanging from the teeth, various snakes crawled out of her mouth and ate it. Seeing this, the Virgin asked the angel, "What is this woman and what is her sin?" And answering, Archangel told her, "This woman, lady, went to his closest friends and neighbors, listening to what they say about them, and the quarrel with them, spreading rumors, and suffers because of it. " And the Holy Virgin said: "I wish this had not been born." Michael said to her, "Did not you see, the Holy Mother of God, of great suffering." The Holy Archangel said, "Come and see all the flour." And Michael said, "Where do you want to go, Grace?" Saint replied: "In the north." And turning, cherubim and seraphim and the four angels brought Fertile north. There stretched a fiery cloud, and stood in the middle of a heated bench, and they lay a lot of husbands and wives. Seeing this, the Holy Archangel sighed and said: "Who are they, what have sinned?" Archangel said: "Those who do not stand the Resurrection at matins, and lazy lie as dead, they suffer for it." And she said to the Holy Mother of God: "But if someone can not get up, what sin they have done?" And Michael said, "Listen, Holy, if someone lights a house with four sides, and will pass it around the fire, and burned the man, so can not you get out, it is not sinful. "
Elsewhere, Virgin saw fire and burning tables on them many men and women, and the Holy Archangel said: (...) "Those who are not priests to read, does not get to meet them when they go out of the church of God - because this and suffer. "
And when the Holy Virgin iron wood, with iron branches and twigs, and on top of it were iron hooks, and on them many men and women hanging by their tongues. Seeing this, the saint began to cry and asked Michael: "Who is it, what is their sin?" And he said, "It slanderers and gossipers, separated brother from brother, and husband and wife." And Michael said, "Listen, all holy one, I'll tell you about them, if someone wanted to be baptized, and repent of their sins, these detractors tried to dissuade them and instructed them to salvation, for that they are tormented forever."
And in another place the Holy saw her husband hung by the feet and hands with four sides, the edges of his nails, and he proceeded much blood and his tongue of flame of fire Twist, and he could not breathe either, nor say, "Lord, have mercy me ". Looking at him, the Blessed Virgin said: "Lord, have mercy" - three times - and created a prayer. Approached her angel holding suffering, to free the man language. And they asked him a saint, "Who is this poor man, who so tormented?" And the angel said, "It's the economy and the minister of the church, it is not the will of God did, but sold the vessels and church plate and say," Who is working in the church, one of the Church and feeds ", so he is suffering here." And she said, Holy, "What is deserved, even or better." And the angel again tied his tongue.
And he said-chief: "Come on, lady, I will show you where the priests are suffering," and she saw the priests suspended over the edge of nails on their heads came fire and scorched them. Seeing this, the Virgin asked him, "Who are they and what have sinned?" And Michael said: "It is those who have served the liturgy, and before the throne of God coming, esteeming themselves worthy, and when committed Proskomedia not kept wafer, grains dropped her as the stars of God, on the ground, and then hesitated terrible throne and footstool of God trembled, for they are now so obsessed. "
And I saw the holy man and the winged serpent with three heads - one head was turned to the eyes of her husband, and the other - to his lips. And he said-chief: "This poor man can not take a break from the snake." He added, "He, Lady, the holy book, and read the Gospel, he did not follow them, taught the people, and he is not the will of God worked and lived in fornication and lawlessness."
He said the leader of the forces of the Lord: "Come, Holy, I'll show you where suffering rank angelic and apostolic." And the Holy saw that they were, overcome with a fiery flame and eaten worm incessantly. Saint asked, "Who are they?" And Michael answered her: "They are the ones who have the image of an angel and the Apostles, in the land called famous names of the patriarchs and bishops, and told them:" Bless, holy Fathers, "but they are not in heaven were called saints, because they do not do anything to be angelic and apostolic way, and suffer for it so. "
And when the holy women hanging by their fingernails, and flames came out from their mouths and scorches them, and the snake crept out of the flames and to entwine them, and they cried, "Have mercy on us, as we are all one tormented harder." And, weeping, said, Holy, "What is their sin?" And said archangel: "This priest's wife, who did not honor their priests, and after their death, married, and therefore suffer."
And she saw the Virgin of other women lying in the fire consumed by different snakes, and asked the Holy, "What is their sin?" And Michael said: "This is the monastic novice, that his body betrayed fornication, because here they are suffering."
And he said-chief, "Come, Holy, I'll show you where a lot of suffering sinners." And saw the holy river of fire, and if the blood flowed in the river, which flooded the whole earth, and in the midst of its waters - many sinners. Seeing this, the Virgin Mary wept and said, "What are their sins?" Answer-chief: "It fornicators and adulterers, thieves, secretly eavesdropping, that says a close, it's gossip, and slanderers, and those who reaped the wrong fields and plucked the fruit of other people, those who eat other people's works, separated spouses, drunks, unmerciful princes, bishops and patriarchs, kings, do not do the will of God, who take interest transgressors." Hearing this, the Virgin Mary wept and said: "Woe to sinners!" Archangel She added: "It is such a sinner and do not be born!"
And Michael said to her: "Why are you crying, Holy? Did not you see the great suffering? "And the answer is holy:" I will lead me to see all the suffering. " And he said, Michael, "Come on, Grace, wherever you want, on the east or west, to heaven, to the right or to the left, where a great torment?" And said, Holy, "Let's go to the left side." Holy one said a word, and turned the cherubim and seraphim and the four angels who took her out of the east to the left, and about that river was deep darkness: there were many men and women, and around bubbled like a cauldron, and if the waves broke over the sinners , and when the waves rose, then sank a thousand cubits sinners, unable to say, "The righteous judge, have mercy on us." They are constantly eating worms, and gnashing of teeth was heard. And we saw the Blessed surrounded by angels, and cried out in unison: "Holy, holy, holy, God is holy, and you, Mother of God, bless you, and the Son of God, born to you, because in times past did not see the light, and now see the light thanks to you, Mother. " Once again, they cried together, "Hail, full of grace Hail Mary, Hail, the radiance of eternal light, Hail, Holy Archangel Michael, Lady, praying for the world, we also see tormented sinners and much sorrow."
Mother of God saw that the angels are sad and sad because of the sinners cry holy, and cried out with one voice, "Well, you've come to the darkness to see us and our anguish, pray, Holy, with the Archangel." And, hearing the crying and screaming sinners, she burst into tears, crying, and saying, "Lord, have mercy on us", so that when finished the prayer, the storm subsided and the fiery river waves, and were sinners like a mustard seed. Upon seeing this, cried Holy, and asked: "What is this river and its waves?" And she said, "This whole river resin, and waves it all fire, and those who are suffering, it is the Jews that have plagued our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, it is all the people who were baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and claims to be a Christian, believe in demons and abandoned by God and holy baptism, there are those who lust after the holy baptism worked with his Kum (. ..) with their mothers and daughters, and the poisoners who starved people poisons, guns kill people and suffocate their children, for their work and they suffer so. " And she said, Holy, "Let it be so deserved it!" And again flooded their turbulent river and fire wave, and darkness covered them. And Michael said of God: "If anyone gets into this darkness, God will not remember it." And the all holy one said: "Woe to sinners in this unquenchable flame of fire!"
And he said, "Come, Holy, I'll show you the lake of fire, where the suffering Christian race." And she saw and heard their cries and wailing, and sinners themselves to be seen, and asked: "What is the sin of those who are here?" Michael said to her: "These are the ones that cross and cross remembered, and were doing the devil's business and did not have time to repent, because of this they suffer so here. "
And the Holy Archangel said: "The only prayer appealing to you, so that I could go in and mess with Christians because they were called the children of my son." And he said-chief: "Rest in Paradise." And the answer is Holy: "I beseech you, that you called the host of the seven heavens and all the host of angels to pray for sinners, and let the Lord God will hear us and have mercy on them."
"Lord God lives, the name of his majesty, we worship the Lord seven times seven times during the day and at night, when the offer up praise to the Lord and for sinners, please, Madam, but did not hear the Lord." And she said to the Blessed Virgin Mary: "Now we beseech you, the angelic host led me to raise the height of heaven and put before the invisible Father."
And Archangel commanded, and there cherubim and seraphim, and offered Fertile the height of heaven, and set it in front of the throne of the invisible Father, Mother raised her hands to the gracious son, and said: "Have mercy on sinners, Lord, for I have seen and can not stand their suffering, and I'll let him suffer with the Christians. " And a voice said to her: "How I pity them? I see the nails in the palms of my son, and I do not know how to pardon them. " And Mother said, "Lord, I am not asking for the wrong of the Jews, but I beg your mercy to Christians." And there came a voice saying: "I see that my brothers are not pardoned, and those can not pardon." The holy one said: "Have mercy, O Lord, sinners, have mercy, Lord, created by your hands, because they are in all the earth say your name, and in pain, and in all places in all the land, saying," Most Holy Lady the Mother of God, help us, "and when a person is born, says:" Holy Mother of God, help me. '" Then the Lord said to her, "Look, Mother of God, the lady, there is not one person who did not pray to thy name, and I will not leave them either in heaven or on earth."
And she said to the Blessed Virgin Mary: "Where is the prophet Moses, the prophets, and where all you fathers who have never sinned, where Paul, a favorite of God, where the resurrection, the Christian praise, where the power of the Holy Cross, which saved Adam and Eve from the curse?"Then Archangel Michael and all the angels said: "Have mercy, O Lord, sinners." Then Moses cried out, saying, "Have mercy, O Lord, for I have given them thy law." Then he cried out, saying, "Have mercy, O Lord, I am your gospel preached to them." Then Paul cried out, saying, "Have mercy, Lord, Lord, because I gave your message to the churches." And the Lord God said, "Look you are: if my gospel, or to my law and if the preaching of the Gospel proclaimed by John, the messages which brought Paul to judge - that court and accepted. And the angels have for that request only: "Have mercy, Lord - we are righteous. '" And she said to the Blessed Virgin Mary: "Have mercy, O Lord, sinners, as they took the gospel and the law of your savings." Then the Lord said to her, "Listen, all holy one, if one of them did evil, but not repent of slavery - and you're saying is true, that they have learned thy law - and they did evil again when not to pay them for evil, what I say - we have said, and we commend them for their wickedness. " Then all the saints who heard the Lord saying it did not dare say anything.
And when the holy one, that no one has reached the holy and the Lord did not listen, but removes from sinners, His mercy, and the holy one said, "Where is the Archangel Gabriel, who announced to me:" Rejoice, "since he first heard of the Father, he is now the sinners not looking, where the great, the one who is on top of his city, and on a single ground, and the ground because of heinous human affairs with dirt, and the Lord God sent his Son, the fruit of the earth, and approved, where the ministers of the throne, where John the Evangelist? Why do not you pray with us for the Lord Christian sinners? Can not you see me crying about sinners? Come all the angels and all those in heaven come all the righteous who lived Lord, you are allowed to pray for sinners. Come you, Michael, you - the first among the bodiless, standing before the throne of God - all were to fall to the invisible Father, and not rising until we hear that God will have mercy and not sinners. " Then Michael fell down before the throne, and with him all the faces of the heaven, and all ranks of ethereal. And he saw the Lord praying saints, have mercy for the sake of his only Son and said, "Come down, my beloved Son, look at the prayers of the saints and reveal his face to the sinner."
And the Lord came down from the invisible to the throne, and saw him sitting in the dark, and cried with one voice, saying, "Have mercy on us, Son of God, have mercy on us, the king of all time." And the Lord said, "Listen to everything. I planted a paradise and created man in His own image, and made him master of the garden, and give them eternal life, they also disobeyed and in their desire to have sinned, and put to death, I did not want to see the devil tormented creature of my hands came down to earth and embodied in the virgin ascended to the cross to set them free from slavery and from the first curse, ask for water, and gave me gall mixed with vinegar, my hands have created man, and they put me in a coffin, and I went down to Hell, won his enemy, his elect raised blessed Jordan to redeem your first curse, and you have ignored the repentance of their sins. Christians, you are called only in words, but do not keep my commandments - and therefore are in ever-burning fire, and not have compassion on you. Now, for the charity of my Father who sent me to you, for the sake of the prayers of my mother, who cried a lot of you, because of the covenant of Archangel Michael, and for my many martyrs who have suffered a lot for you - I give you, is tormented day and night, rest from Holy Thursday until Pentecost, Praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit. " And said, "Glory to thy mercy."
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.