"Persecutions against the faith will constantly increase. There will be unheard-of grief and darkness, and almost all the churches will be closed. But when it will seem that it is impossible to endure any longer, then deliverance will come. There will be a flowering. Churches will even begin to be built. But this will be a flowering before the end."
Prediction was true in relation to Soviet Russia's more than 70 years abandoned faith. It's doubtful whether it has already begun "flowering" and restored and also about the end.
Elder Barnabas of Gethsemane Skete, saying