While tired of prayer, Jesus sleeps in a quiet sleep on the Mount of Olives, the Almighty “among the myriad of worlds of radiant” converses with the Archangels. Archangel Eloah announces that the Messiah is called to bestow sacred joy and salvation on all worlds. Gabriel bears this message to the “keepers of kingdoms and nations of the earth,” the pastors of immortal souls, then he rushes past the shining stars to the “radiant temple”, where immortal souls live and together with them the souls of the Ancestors – Adam and Eve. Seraphim talks with Adam “about the good of people, about what the future life is preparing for them,” and their eyes are on the gloomy earth, towards the Mount of Olives.
The Messiah goes to the tombs and heals the soul of the possessed Zama from Satan’s hands with a healing gaze. Unable to resist Jesus, an evil spirit rushes through the “great chain of boundless worlds” created by the
Creator, whom he himself once created, reaches the “remote realm of gloomy worlds” enveloped in eternal darkness, where the Almighty placed hell, the place of curse and eternal torment. To the throne of the lord of hell flock inhabitants of the abyss: Adramelekh, dreaming for thousands of centuries to take the place of the ruler of hell; fierce Moloch; Mogog, the inhabitant of water abysses; the gloomy Belial; yearning for the bright days of Creation and closeness to God sad Abbadon. After them, legions of spirits are dragging along. Satan declares his decision, which must forever shame the name of Jehovah. He convinces his henchmen that Jesus is not the Son of God, but “a mortal dreamer,
In the soul of Judas Iscariot, secret hatred for the Savior awakens and envy of John, Jesus’ beloved disciple. Ituriel, the heavenly guardian of Judah, sees with great sadness how Satan flies from Judah. Judas sees a dream sent by Satan, in which his deceased father inspires him that the Teacher hates him, that He will give to other Apostles “all the rich, wonderful kingdoms.” The soul of Judah,
thirsting for earthly riches, strives for revenge, and the spirit of evil, triumphantly, flies to the palace of Caiaphas.
Caiaphas summons a meeting of priests and elders and demands the death of a “despicable husband” until he “exterminated” the sanctified law, the sacred commandment of God “for centuries.” The fierce enemy of Jesus, the violent Philo also longs for the death of the Prophet, but after the speech of the wise Nicodemus, who threatens all those guilty of the death of Jesus by God’s vengeance at the Last Judgment, the congregation “stiffens, lowering his gaze.” Then is the despicable Judas. The betrayal of the Apprentice Caiaphus exposes as evidence of Teacher’s guilt.
Ituriel, inaudible to the ears of mortal language, tells Jesus about the betrayal of Judas. Seraphim remembers with deep sorrow, what thoughts he once cherished about the fate of Judas, who was destined to die the righteous death of a martyr, and then take his place next to the Death Winner, the Messiah. And after his last meal with the Disciples, Jesus pleads with the Lord to save them from sin, to save them from the “spirit of perdition.”
Jehovah in his Divine glory rises from the eternal throne and marches “by radiant, inclined to the earth”, in order to fulfill his Trial of God the Messiah. From the high peak of Tabor, He surveys the earth, over which lies the terrible cover of sin and death. Jesus, hearing the sound of the trumpet of Archangel Eloah, is hiding in the desert. He lies in the dust before the face of his Father, his holy sufferings last long, and when the immutable judgment is accomplished, the entire earthly world trembles three times. The Son of God rises from the dust of the earth “The victor, full of greatness,” and the whole sky sings to Him praise.
With furious anger the crowd approaches the place of prayer. The betrayal kiss of Judas, and here Jesus is in the hands of the guards. Healing the wound inflicted by Peter to one of the guards, Jesus says that if He had asked for protection from His Father, legions would have appeared on the call, but then the Atonement could not have happened. The Messiah appears before the Judgment Seat, now the judgment of man is over those who have experienced the weight of the terrible judgment of God, and He is to come to earth with glory and to make the final judgment of the world. At the time when Pilate Pontic judged Pilate, an unbearable fear awakens in the soul of Judas. He throws at the feet of the priests “betrayal of the price” and fled from Jerusalem to the desert to deprive himself of a despicable life. The angel of death raises his fiery sword to heaven and proclaims: “Let the sinner fall upon his blood!” Judas strangles himself, and the soul flies away from him. The angel of death reads the last verdict: the traitor is expected to “countless eternal torments.”
The Holy Virgin, looking desperately for her son, meets the Romans Portia, who for a long time already unknown power attracts to the true God, although she does not know his name. Portia sends a servant to Pilate with the news that Jesus is innocent, and Mary reveals to her that God is one, and his name is Jehovah, and speaks of the great mission of his Son: “He must redeem people from sin” by his death.
The crowd, incited by Philo, demands from Pilate: “Crucify, crucify him on the cross!”, And Pilate, who does not believe in His guilt, wishing to absolve himself of His death, faces the people with his hands washed with a silver stream of water.
The Redeemer steps slowly at Golgotha, carrying the sins of the whole world. Eloah devotes Golgotha, near her on light clouds gather heavenly forces, the souls of the forefathers, the uninhabited souls. When the moment of crucifixion comes, the rotation of the worlds ceases, “the chain of the universe freezes in a daze”. Bloodshed Jesus with compassion turns his gaze to the people and asks “Forgive them, Father, You are their delusions, they do not know what they are doing either!”
The sufferings of the Redeemer are terrible, and in the hour of these sufferings He is praying for his Father to take pity on those “who believe in the Eternal Son and God.” When the eyes of the dying on the cross of the Lord fall upon the dead sea, where Satan and Adramelekh are hiding, the evil spirits experience unbearable torments, and together with them all who once rebelled against the Creator feel the weight of His anger. The Messiah raises a dying gaze to heaven, crying: “My Father, I betray my Spirit into your hands!” “It is finished!” – He says at the moment of death.
The souls of obsolete forefathers fly to their tombs to “taste the bliss of rebellion from the dead,” and those who loved the Savior stand looking silently at the body that has fallen submerged. Joseph of Arimathea goes to Pilate and receives permission to remove the body of Jesus and bury him in the tomb at Golgotha. The night reigns over the tomb, but the immortal – the heavenly powers and the resurrected, renewed people – see in this twilight the “twinkling of the dawn of the resurrection from the dead.” In a shabby hut Mary, Apostles and all the elect of Jesus gather. There is no limit to their grief. While walling, they call for death to unite with the beloved Master. Immortals gather at the tomb and sing glory to the Son of God: “The Lord committed the most sacrificial sacrifice for all the sins of the human race.” They see a cloud rushing from the throne of Jehovah, in the mountains there is a thunderous echo – this Eloah is in the meeting of the resurrected and announces that the “most holy hour of Sunday” has come. The earth trembles, the Archangel pushes back the stone that closes the tomb’s opening, and the immortal contemplate the resurrected Son, “shining with a great victory over eternal death.” The Roman guard falls horrified in horror. The chief of the guard tells the assembly of the high priests that the earth suddenly shook, the stone that closes the tomb was thrown back by a whirlwind, and now the tomb is empty. Everyone freezes, and Philo snatches the sword from the chief of the guard and sticks himself in the chest. He dies with a cry: “Oh, the Nazarene!” The angel of vengeance and death carries his soul into the “dark abyss of the depths.” closing the hole of the tomb, and the immortal contemplate the resurrected Son, “shining with a great victory over eternal death.” The Roman guard falls horrified in horror. The chief of the guard tells the assembly of the high priests that the earth suddenly shook, the stone that closes the tomb was thrown back by a whirlwind, and now the tomb is empty. Everyone freezes, and Philo snatches the sword from the chief of the guard and sticks himself in the chest. He dies with a cry: “Oh, the Nazarene!” The angel of vengeance and death carries his soul into the “dark abyss of the depths.” closing the hole of the tomb, and the immortal contemplate the resurrected Son, “shining with a great victory over eternal death.” The Roman guard falls horrified in horror. The chief of the guard tells the assembly of the high priests that the earth suddenly shook, the stone that closes the tomb was thrown back by a whirlwind, and now the tomb is empty. Everyone freezes, and Philo snatches the sword from the chief of the guard and sticks himself in the chest. He dies with a cry: “Oh, the Nazarene!” The angel of vengeance and death carries his soul into the “dark abyss of the depths.” and Filon snatches the sword from the chief of the guard and sticks himself in the chest. He dies with a cry: “Oh, the Nazarene!” The angel of vengeance and death carries his soul into the “dark abyss of the depths.” and Filon snatches the sword from the chief of the guard and sticks himself in the chest. He dies with a cry: “Oh, the Nazarene!” The angel of vengeance and death carries his soul into the “dark abyss of the depths.”
The holy wives go to the tomb to bathe the body of Jesus with a balm. He is Gabriel in the form of a young man and announces that their Master has risen. Jesus himself is Mary Magdalene, who at first does not recognize him. Her story at first believes only the mother of Jesus. Peter in deep thought kneels on the slope of Calvary and sees suddenly beside the cross of Jesus. Those who do not see the resurrected grieve and pray to the Most High to take pity on them and fill their hearts with the same holy delight that fills the souls of the fellows whom He was. And in the humble hut, where all the friends of Jesus gather, the risen souls and the angels of heaven come together, and then the Savior enters there. Everyone falls prostrate, Maria hugs the Savior’s feet. Christ stands among the elect, foreseeing that they will all suffer for Him, and bless them.
Christ sits on the sacred throne on the top of Tabor in the glory of majesty and glory. The angel leads to the throne of the host of the souls of the dead on the first judgment of God. Christ appoints each soul a posthumous path. Some of these paths lead to the “bright heavenly abode,” others to the “underground dark abyss.” Merciful, but His judgment is just. Woe to the warrior, slanderer, woe to him who “waits for rewarding in the next life for actions in which there are few deprivations.” Many times the sun rises, and the immutable court of the Savior of the world continues. The Redeemer quietly descends into the underground chasm. Faster than the thought of the Angel, the fall of the kingdom of darkness is accomplished: the throne of the lord of hell collapses, the temple of Adramelech falls apart, wild cries and moans are heard, but death itself does not show compassion for the dead exiles of the sky forever, and there is no end to their terrible tortures.
On Tabor all the disciples of Jesus gather, all the wretched, whom He healed by His power, all humble in spirit. Lazarus calls them “to bear with patience the cruel torments, ridicule and spiteful hatred of those who do not know God,” for they are already preparing for the blessedness to shed their blood for Him. Those who come to see the Savior of the world ask Him to strengthen them on the way to a high goal. Mary raises a prayer to heaven: “Praise be to You eternal there in the heavens, praise to You eternal on earth, to You who redeemed the human race.” Christ descends from the top of Tabor and turns to people. He says that he will come for everyone at the time of his death, and whoever will fulfill His commands will lead him to “the blessedness of that life beyond the grave and eternal.” He prays the Father of All Good for the elect, for those to whom the holy mystery of the Atonement is revealed.
Accompanied by the Apostles, Christ ascends to the summit of the Mount of Olives. He stands in the “marvelous grandeur” surrounded by the elect of God, resurrected souls and angels. He commands the apostles not to leave Jerusalem and promises that the Spirit of God will descend upon them. “Let the Merciful himself turn upon you, and He will send the world down to your eternal souls!” A bright cloud descends, and on it the Savior rises to the sky.
The Lord Incarnate ascends “by the effulgent to the eternal throne” surrounded by resurrected souls and the heavenly host. The seraphim and the angels praise Him with holy singing. The procession approaches the throne of Jehovah, “shining with a divine splendor,” and all the inhabitants of the sky throw palm branches at the feet of the Messiah. He ascends to the top of the heavenly throne and sits at the right hand of God the Father.