Apocalypse: Chapter XII; V3;4 The Book of Destiny


The Second Sign which Appears in the Heavens to John the Apostle

“The woman clothed with the sun,  representing the Church is about to do battle with the Red Dragon, which is a symbol of satan present in political activity in the world which is against Christ.

The seven heads suggest the seven capital sins from which all other sins and vices flow, and through which satan thwarts the work of saving souls. There may be seven world powers existing  at that time, which will enter the Church, interfere with her liberty…and perhaps by stealthy suggestions, having long before directed the choosing of candidates for the episcopate, will now endeavor by threats of force to hinder the election of the worthiest candidate for the papacy.”

The Dragon has seven heads and ten horns.  This is the  blood red Dragon that brings the Church into distress at that time….”  …

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Apoc. Chap. IX V1-2 Heresies and Religious Wars Leading To The Reign of antichrist


Interpreted by Father Sylvester Berry in ‘The Apocalypse of St. John’  1920

The fallen star is a symbol of the Priest, Martin Luther, who fell from heaven (Church)

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By Reverend Sylvester Berry  1920

“The vision described in chapter IX is one of the most important of the whole Apocalypse.  It foretells the first woe announced by the flying eagle – the conditions and events destined to usher in the reign of Antichrist.”  Father B

  1. “And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven  (heaven refers to the Church)  upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit.
  2. And he opened the bottomless pit; and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace:  and the…

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