The Prophecy Inscribed on the Cover of St. Constantine’s Tomb

In the original Greek Byzantine text of Emperor Constantine’s Tombstone Prophecy, about half the letters in each word were deliberately missing in the prophecy etched on the tombstone so as to seal/encrypt the meaning until the predetermined time of the deciphering when the prophecy would begin it’s fulfillment. Only when the time came to benefit the Christians in the East, the seal placed on the prophecy was broken. Gennadios, who was the Patriarch of Constantinople, interpreted it in the year 1440, 12 years before the fall of Constantinople by the Turks. 1101 years went by from 339 A.D. till the year 1440 when it was deciphered.

Greek Text of the “Tombstone” Prophecy
“Τ. πτ. τ. ιδτ. Η βελ. τ. ιμλ. Ο Κλμν. μαμθ. μ. δ. ν. τρπσ. γν. τ. πλολγ. τ. επτλφ. κρτσ. εσθ. βελε. εθν. ππλ. κτξ. κ. τ. νσ. ερμσ. μχρ. τ. εξν. πτ. ιστργτν. πθσ. τ. ινδκτ. πλυσ. κτδ. τ. εντ. τ. ιδκτ. ε. τβρ. τ. μρ. μλ. δ. ν. στρτσ. τ. δκτ. τ. ιδκτ. τ. δμτ. τρπσ. πλ. επστψ. ετ. χν. τ. δμτ. πλμ. εγρ. μγ. μρκτ. στρβν. κ. τ. πλθ. κ. τ. φλ. σνδ. τ. επρ. δ. θλσ. κ. ξρ. τ. πλμ. σνω. κ. τ. ισμλ. τρπσ. τ. απγν. ατ. βσλσ. ελτ. μκρ. ολγ. τ. δ. ξθ. γν. αμ. μτ. τ. πκτρ. ολ. ιμλ. τπσ. τ. επλφ. επρο. μετ. τ. πρμ. ττ. πλμ. εγρ. εφλ. ηγρων. μχ. τ. ππτ. ωρ. κ. φν. βσ. ττ. στ. στ. μτ. φβ. σπστ. πλ. σδω. ε. τ. δξ. τ. μρ. αδ. ερτ. γν. θμστ. κ. ρμλο. ττ. εξτ. δσπυ. φλ. γ. εμ. υπχ. κ. ατ. πρλβτ. θλμ. εμ. πλρτ.”

Deciphered Greek Text of the “Tombstone” Prophecy by Patriarch Gennadios:
“Τη πρώτη της Ινδίκτου, η βασιλεία του Ισμαήλ ο καλούμενος Μωάμεθ, μέλλει δια να τροπώση γένος των Παλαιολόγων, την Επτάλοφον κρατήσει, έσωθεν βασιλεύσει, έθνη πάμπολα κατάρξει, και τας νήσους ερημώσει μέχρι του Ευξείνου Πόντου. Ιστρογείτονας πορθήσει τη ογδόη της Ινδίκτου, εις τα βόρεια τα μέρη μέλλει δια να στρατεύση τη δεκάτη της Ινδίκτου τους Δαλμάτας τροπώσει, πάλιν επιστρέψει έτι χρόνον, τοις Δαλμάτοις πόλεμον εγείρει μέγαν μερικόν τε συντριβήναι και τα πλήθη και τα φύλα συνοδή των εσπερίων δια θαλάσσης και ξηράς τον πόλεμον συνάψουν, και τον Ισμαήλ τροπώσουν. Το απόγονον αυτού βασιλεύσει έλαττον μικρόν ολίγον. Το δε ξανθόν γένος άμα μετά των πρακτόρων όλον Ισμαήλ τροπώσουν, την Επτάλοφον επάρουν μετά των προνομίων. Τότε πόλεμον εγείρουν έμφυλον ηγριωμένον, μέχρι της πεμπταίας ώρας και φωνή βοήσει τρίτον, στήτε, στήτε, στήτε, μετά φόβου σπεύσατε πολλά σπουδαίως εις τα δεξιά τα μέρη άνδρα εύρητε γενναίον θαυμαστόν και ρωμαλέον, τούτον έξετε. Δεσπότην, φίλος γαρ εμού υπάρχει. Και αυτόν παραλαβόντες, θέλημα εμού πληρούται .”

English Translation of the “Tombstone” Prophecy:
“In the first period of the Indiction Ishmael’s Royal Power called Mohammed is to defeat the House of the Palaigloguses, and will posses the city of the seven hills; he will reign in the interior. He will dominate a great number of nations, and will desolate the islands as far as the Black Sea. He will conquer the peoples neighboring the Istrus river in the eighth of the Indiction, and will dominate Peloponnesus, in the ninth of the Indiction he is going to make a campaign into the areas of the north. In the tenth of the Indiction he will defeat the Dalmatians and will again return after some time, to make a great war upon the Dalmatians, where he will be crushed partially. And the multitudes and the nations, helped by the Western nations over land and sea, will make the war and defeat Ishmael whose descendant will reign less and minor for a short time. And the Blond race along with it’s Agents will defeat the whole of Ishmael and will conquer the city of the seven hills with her privileges. Then they will provoke a savage civil war (to last) until the fifth hour; and a (heavenly) voice will thrice shout: Stand ye, stand in awe and most significantly run to the area on the right, and find there a valiant, wonderful and robust man, this man you shall have as your Ruler, because he is my beloved; so take him with you and fulfill my resolution.”

Suggested Interpretation:
This prophecy predicts events extending for about a period of 550-600 years. It foretells the acme and spread of the Turkish Empire from the time they captured Constantinople in 1453 A.D., it’s decline over the next few centuries, and it’s disastrous end in our times. The prophecy finishes with what appears to be WWIII, followed by how a future king will be revealed through a divine sign in the sky during the city’s recapture, with the cessation of the war. This theme is consistent with numerous other prophecies and oracles, especially from the Byzantine-era prophecies (and possibly lost Sibylline Oracles).

The Istros neighboring peoples are those living on the banks of the Istros (this is the old name for the Danube) river. By the word “Dalmatians” the prophecy most likely means the peoples north of the Balkans.

“Will start a great war where he will be crushed in part” = This refers to the Ottoman Empire’s first defeat in 1683 at the last siege of Vienna.

“And the multitudes and nations… shall defeat Ishmael” = This defeat of the Turks happened in 1912-1913 by the Balkan Christian Nations: the Greeks, Bulgarians, Montenegrins, and Serbians.

“Descendant” – the prophecy calls Turkey’s new regime created by Kemal who abolished the Sultan’s order, in which the “descendant” will “reign (be in power) less an minor for a short time.”

Up to this point, the prophecy has been fulfilled with exact precision. We are now living on the eve of the realization of it’s remaining part beginning from:

“And the Blond race (perhaps Russia? We know other prophecies say the nation beginning with the letter R) along with it’s Agents (East European Allies?) shall defeat all of Ishmael”.

“Then they will provoke a wild civil war”. The word “civil” may refer to the war between the Christian countries of the West and the Eastern Coalition, thus distinguishing the other war against Islam.

“Wild”, means that they will fight with such violence and ferocity, contending for Constantinople’s possession, that “From the men’s slaughter a river will start and the sea will be blurred from the blood to the depths of the Abyss” (prophecy by St. Methodius).

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