The '''''Prophecy of St. Nilus''''' is an [[
The Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books|apocrypha]]l work of uncertain origin (thus often referred to as the '''''Prophecy of Pseudo-Nilus''''') predicting the [[apocalypse]] to occur in the 19th or 20th century (depending on the version of the text). As there are serious problems with the text, it is clear that it was either not written by St. Nilus or that it has been altered in translation. With the advent of the Internet, the work has taken on the status of urban legend.
The ''Prophecy'' claims to be written by a saint named Nilus, variously the 4th century St. [[Nilus the Ascetic]], the 17th century St. [[Nilus the Myrrhstreamer]] of [[Mount Athos]], or someone from the 14th century.